Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Princeton Theological Seminary
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Dr Russel Botman is Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape. He joined Stellenbosch University in 2000 as Professor in the Department of Practical Theology and Missiology. In 2002 he was appointed Vice-Rector (Teaching). Botman is an internationally-known theologian who has advised the World Alliance of Reformed Churches in Geneva on several topics. He has served as President of the South African Council of Churches.
The Abraham Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Life is awarded each year to a scholar or community leader whose outstanding contribution to their chosen sphere reflects the ideas and values characteristic of the Neo-Calvinist vision of religious engagement in matters of social, political and cultural significance in one or more of the ‘spheres’ of society. A condition of the Prize is that the recipient deliver a lecture on a topic appropriate to the aims of the Center. This lecture normally opens the annual spring conference, which is usually on a related theme.