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  • Research Professor: Christian Spirituality, University of South Africa

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  • University of South Africa
    • Present

  • University of South Africa
    • Christian Spirituality
    • Research Professor
    • Present

  • University of South Africa
    • Christian Spirituality
    • Research Professor
    • January 2006 to Present

    Christo Lombaard is Research Professor of Christian Spirituality at the University of South Africa, in Pretoria. His research specialisms include Biblical Spirituality, Post-Secularism, Spirituality Theory, Sexuality and Spirituality (including Song of Songs), the Patriarchs of Ancient Israel, and Pentateuch Theory. He holds two doctorates: a PhD in Communications (North-West University, Potchefstroom, specialising in Religious Communications) and a DD in Theology (University of Pretoria, specialising in Old Testament Studies). He is a South African National Research Foundation rated researcher, and a regular contributor to conferences across the globe. His most accessible publication is The Old Testament and Christian Spirituality (Atlanta, Georgia: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012), which was awarded the 2013 Krister Stendahl medal for Bible scholarship by the Graduate Theological Foundation, USA. This volume may be downloaded for free at https://www.sbl-site.org/assets/pdfs/pubs/IVBS-lombaard2012.pdf). As hobbies, he composes and performs under the stage name chrisman baard blues, folk and rock songs in Afrikaans and English (CD published, 2009: "Hou links, Gaan regs verby"); he plays the hang drum; he can often be found on the circuit or in the pool at the local gymnasium.

EDUCATION

  • University of Pretoria, South Africa
    • DD Theology (Old Testament Studies)
    • 2009 to Present

  • North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa
    • PhD Communication Studies (Religious Communications)
    • 2004 to Present

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