Faculty delivers one of the first doctorates in a black Hebrew religious tradition
2009-10-12

Black Hebrew Pentecostalism is a religious tradition neglected in research until a recent doctoral thesis brought its rich tradition to the research community. Dr Fred Sherron, Bishop of the Gideon Knights of Yahshua Messiah, Brooklyn, USA, received his PhD in Theology in April this year at the University of the Free State. He studied two communities in New York, disclosing unique features of these communities, resulting in a unique spirituality. This research has made contributions, not only to the general corpus of knowledge of this religious tradition, but also to the academic discipline of spirituality. This was one of the first doctoral theses in spirituality at the Faculty of Theology, also enlarging the international alumni of the faculty. Prof. Rian Venter from the Department of Systematic Theology was his promoter. During the presentation of the certificate were, from the left: Prof. Francois Tolmie, Dean: Faculty of Theology; Dr Sherron; and Prof. Venter.
Photo: Lyzette Hoffman.

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