Verbum et Ecclesia
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DUNCAN, Graham A.; VAN DER MERWE, Johan and VAN WYK, Barry. Church History and Church Polity in the Faculty of Theology at the University of Pretoria. Verbum Eccles. (Online) [online]. 2009, vol.30, n.3, pp.1-6. ISSN 2074-7705. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ve.v30i3.131.
Theology has been an integral part of the University of Pretoria since its inception and Church History has been taught since the establishment of the Faculty of Theology in 1917. At that time, the Presbyterian Church of South Africa and the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika (NHK) were partners. The Presbyterian link with the Faculty ceased in 1933. From 1938 the Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk (NGK) joined the NHK and this remained the situation until 2002 when the Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa re-established its links with the Faculty. At the present time, the Department of Church History and Church Polity is staffed by representatives of all three partner churches.
Keywords : church history; church polity; University of Pretoria; Faculty of Theology; Department of Church History and Church Politics.