Confessional Theology and Contestation in a Secular University

Matthew R. Malcolm, Thomas O'Donoghue

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Issues arising from relationships between academic departments in
universities and external stakeholders are numerous and complex. The matter
is illustrated in this paper by focusing on a dispute in the theology department
at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, which came to a head from 2004
to 2007. The dispute itself is detailed and developments influencing it at the
local, national and global (worldwide theological education) levels are
considered. A number of education issues that were at stake in the dispute are
then examined in relation to models of leadership, models of teaching, student
learning, equity, and the place of stakeholders.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-79
Number of pages17
JournalEducation Research and Perspectives
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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