Original Research - Special Collection: Festschrift for Prof Stephan Joubert

Stephan J. Joubert (South African academic and visionary): His response to questions related to his academic views

Stephan J. Joubert, Jan G. van der Watt
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 77, No 4 | a7147 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v77i4.7147 | © 2021 Stephan J. Joubert, Jan G. van der Watt | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 20 September 2021 | Published: 30 November 2021

About the author(s)

Stephan J. Joubert, Department of Contemporary Ecclesiology, Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Jan G. van der Watt, Department of New Testament Studies, Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa


This article reflects a conversation between Jan G. van der Watt and Stephan Joubert. The article serves as the introduction to the Special Collection: ‘From timely exegesis to contemporary ecclesiology: Relevant hermeneutics and provocative embodiment of faith in a Corona-defined world – Festschrift for Stephan Joubert, sub-edited by Willem Oliver (University of South Africa)’. Following a brief bio-statement as introduction, the following issues are discussed: the collection for the Jerusalem church; relevance of theology for society; social-scientific exegesis; the ancient concept of grace; Bible translation in South Africa; public theology on the electronic platform; biblical examples of leadership and electronic media in religious activities and education.

Contribution: This Festschrift represents current trends in biblical scholarship and ecclesial leadership. It contributes to the public discourse in church and society, especially the role of the electronic media in current Fourth Industrial Revolution.


Pauline studies; collection; patronage; social sciences and New Testament exegesis; electronic media and church


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