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HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies is an influential and frequently cited accredited peer reviewed, Open Access journal, published since 1942, that promotes multidisciplinary, religious, and biblical aspects of studies in the international arena. Since 2010, Practical Theology in South Africa united and merged into HTS Theological Studies/Theological Studies, being permanently incorporated. Each second issue of HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies is dedicated to the publication of articles themed and focused on practical theology. The section Practical Theology aims to publish original contributions to the study of human action in its various forms and contexts from a practical theological perspective. It also aims to contribute to the discussion on the theory and method of practical theology as an academic discipline.

Editor-in-Chief: Andries G. van Aarde, Honorary Professor, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Editor (Practical Theology): Jaco S. Dreyer, University of South Africa, South Africa.
Financial support and affiliations: Reformed Theological College of the Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa, at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Pretoria, Pretoria (South Africa).
Financial support and affiliation (Practical Theology): Society for Practical Theology in South Africa (South Africa).


Special Issues

Tribute: HTS presentation tribute to Prof Johan Buitendag

Archives: This website contains the Journal archive from 1995 to 2013 (Volumes 51-69).


Johan Buitendag Dedication
Vol 70, No 1 (2014)

James Alfred Loader Dedication
Vol 69, No 1 (2013)

Latest articles


Original Research
Men battering as the new form of domestic violence? A pastoral care perspective from the Kenyan context
Julius Gathogo
Vol 71, No 3 (2015), 9 pages

Published: 2015-05-22


Original Research - Reformed Theological College Volume, dedicated to Dr Christo van der Merwe
The real crisis of the church
Wim A. Dreyer
Vol 71, No 3 (2015), 5 pages

Published: 2015-05-21

Original Research
Woman Wisdom and the ethical vision of the book of Proverbs: An African reflection
Funlola O. Olojede
Vol 71, No 3 (2015), 6 pages
Published: 2015-05-21


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