A Living Legacy? Transnational Symposium in Honor of Professor Dirk J. Smit

October 19–20

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Held in honor of the 70th birthday of Dirk J. Smit, Princeton Theological Seminary's Ruth and Rimmer de Vries Chair of Reformed Theology and Public Life, this online symposium is free and open to the public. This symposium is jointly hosted by the University of the Western Cape, Stellenbosch University, and Princeton Theological Seminary.


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

15:00–15:05 (South African Standard Time) / 9–9:05 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time)
Welcome and opening: Sipho Mahokoto (Stellenbosch University)

Session One: Reconciliation, Religion, and Civil Society
15:05–16:30 (South African Standard Time) / 9:05–10:30 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time)
Henco van der Westhuizen (University of the Free State)
Demaine Solomons (University of the Western Cape)
Ella Myer (Emory University)
Ashwin Thyssen (Stellenbosch University)

Session Two: Public Theology and the Grammar of Faith
17:00–18:30 (South African Standard Time) / 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time)
Tanya van Wyk (University of Pretoria)
Rachel Baard (Union Presbyterian Seminary)
Keri Day (Princeton Theological Seminary)
Ernst Conradie (University of the Western Cape)

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Session Three: God’s Electing Grace
15:00–16:30 (South African Standard Time) / 9–10:30 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time)
John Klaasen (University of Western Cape)
Hanna Reichel (Princeton Theological Seminary)
Rothney Tshaka (University of South Africa)
Nadia Marais (Stellenbosch University)

Session Four: A Living Legacy
17:00–18:30 (South African Standard Time) / 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time)
Robert Vosloo (Stellenbosch University)

17:00–17:30 / 11 a.m.–11:30 a.m. | Conversation with students (Robert Vosloo with Rochhuahthanga Jongte & Marius Louw)
17:30–18:15 / 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. | Commendatio (Commendation)

18:15 – 18:30 / 12:15 p.m.–12:30 p.m. | Response by Dirk J. Smit
18:30 – 18:35 / 12:30 p.m.–12:35 p.m. | Closing and thanks: Dion Forster


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