School of Religion, Philosophy & Classics

Herbert Moyo

Herbert Moyo

Associate Professor

Leadership Role AL: Research

Discipline Theology


Contact Number 033-260-5574

Campus Pietermaritzburg Campus

Office Address 105a

External Research Profile

Degrees Held

  • PhD – The investigation of the theological implications for the practical pastoral ministry of the evangelical Lutheran church in Zimbabwe posed by the political and socio-economic decline in Zimbabwe (1980 – 2008)
  • Masters in Theology –  Jesus is HIV positive: Listening with compassion to the HIV positive people through Clinical Pastoral Counselling.
  • Honours – Christian Education for Social Transformation: A Critical Analysis of KZNCC teaching methods in Religion and Governance workshops
  • Diploma in Education

Research Interests

  • The response (or possible response) of the church to a variety of religious, socio-economic and political developments
  • Pastoral responses to suffering/trauma such as HIV and political violence

Teaching Interests

  • Pastoral care in a variety of socio-economic and political contexts
  • Christianity in a context of African Indigenous Religions and politics
  • Death and dying in church and indigenous cultures
  • Homiletics, liturgy and worship in the African context bedeviled with suffering
  • Apologetics
  • Clinical Pastoral Education

Selected Publications

Community Involvement

  • Doing Clinical Pastoral Education workshops in the SADC region  for church leaders capacitating them with skills and knowledge to respond to human suffering/trauma especial around HIV and AIDS, Political violence, death and dying, unemployment and drug abuse.

Teaching Expertise

  • Clinical Pastoral Counselling
  • Pastoral care in a variety of socio-economic and political contexts
  • Research proposal development

Student Supervision