‘The idea of the university’ and the ‘Pretoria Model’ Apologia pro statu Facultatis Theologicae Universitatis Pretoriensis ad secundum saeculum

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dc.contributor.author Buitendag, Johan
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-25T08:48:16Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-25T08:48:16Z
dc.date.issued 2016-12-02
dc.description.abstract The article is authored by the Dean of Faculty of Theology at the University of Pretoria, celebrating the Faculty’s centenary in 2017. The exposition of the argument is unfolded on the basis of Ricoeur’s threefold mimesis of prefiguration, configuration and reconfiguration. The earliest decisive statement with regard to the nature of the Faculty, and which is eagerly pursued, was made by the Rev. M.J. Goddefroy in 1888, epitomising theological training as of academic deference, that is as a Faculty at a university and not a seminary. This has been the fibre of Theology at the University of Pretoria and intellectual inquiry is an uncompromised value. The article is a critical reflection on the past century and an orientation towards the next hundred years, identifying the essence of what a real Pretoria Model could and should be and looking ahead to the next century. ‘History is not a destination, but an orientation’, sounds like a refrain in the article. The enterprise is contextual with regard to time and space. The assessment is subsequently done in terms of this continent and this century, that is Africa and the 21st century. The conclusion of the article is that the Pretoria Model fills a unique niche in theological inquiry at public universities competing for a position among the top 500 on the ranking of world universities. en_ZA
dc.description.department Dogmatics and Christian Ethics en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2017 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.hts.org.za/ en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Buitendag, J., 2016, ‘“The idea of the University” and the “Pretoria Model” Apologia pro statu Facultatis Theologicae Universitatis Pretoriensis ad secundum saeculum’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 72(4), a4366. http://dx.DOI. org/ 10.4102/hts.v72i4.4366. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v72i4.4366
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/58630
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Mimesis en_ZA
dc.subject Theological training en_ZA
dc.subject Pretoria model en_ZA
dc.subject Africa en_ZA
dc.title ‘The idea of the university’ and the ‘Pretoria Model’ Apologia pro statu Facultatis Theologicae Universitatis Pretoriensis ad secundum saeculum en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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