Johannes Andreas Smit
Professor Johannes Smit
Professor Johannes Smit Designation Dean & HoS: Religion, Philosophy and Classics
Phone Number 033 260 5540
Fax Number   031 260 5858
Email Address smitj@ukzn.ac.za
Campus Pietermaritzburg
Building, Office Number
New Arts Block, First Floor, Dean’s Office

Recent publications

  • ‘Editing Alternation: A Fifteen Year Retrospective’, Alternation 16,1(2009) 336 -358.
  • ‘Advancing Religion Studies in Southern Africa’, Alternation Special Edition 3 (2009): 331 - 353.
  • ‘The “Dis-embodied Mind” and Religion’. Alternation Special Edition 3 (2009): 354 - 387.
  • Dennis Brutus: Activist for Non-racialism and Freedom of the Human Spirit. Alternation 17,2 (2010) 8 – 71.
  • African Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Sustainable Development: Challenges and Prospects. Durban: People’s Publishers. (With Mogomme A. Masoga (2012) (356 pp.)
  • The Study of Religion at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. In Gerloff, Roswith (ed): Living in Dialogue — Religious beliefs and the multiplicity of modern societies. Berlin: Weissensee Verlag. [2013] (SSIP Series Intercultural Change of Perspectives, Volume 5.)
  • Alternation website: http://alternation.ukzn.ac.za

Research Interests

  • Humanities Discourse and Social Transformation
  • Social /Knowledge Systems Theory // Colonial/ Postcolonial Theory
  • Religion and Social Transformation // Comparative Religion
  • Johannes Theodorus van der Kemp

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