Holger Szesnat

A rare photo: I am wearing a tie!


I was born and grew up in Germany (1965-1987), where I completed my schooling in 1984 and began to study theology in Wuppertal, Bochum and Heidelberg.

Through a complicated and not at all planned sequence of events I then found myself in South Africa for some time, where I lived (1987-1998), learned (including postgraduate work in biblical studies), and began to teach as well (University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg,1992-1994; University of the Limpopo, 1994-1998). The experience of living and working in South Africa during the apartheid and the immediate post-apartheid era strongly shaped my theological and political convictions – something that naturally also influences this website. If you need labels for this, ‘liberation theology’ and ‘anarcho-syndicalism’ might do.

A three-year spell of teaching New Testament and heading the distance education wing at the Pacific Theological College in Suva, Fiji Islands, followed (1998-2001), and then eight years in Cambridge, UK, working as a Lecturer in Biblical Studies for the Eastern Region Ministry Course, which included some work for the Cambridge Theological Federation and, from time to time, as an Affiliated Lecturer at the Divinity Faculty of the University of Cambridge.

I returned to the Pacific Theological College (2010) as Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Biblical Studies, and also serve as Academic Dean (since July 2012).

My CV (September 2012) is available as a PDF document, should you be wildly interested in that sort of thing. I use academia.edu for professional contacts. Otherwise, my contact details are on my current work webpage.

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