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Programme leader
Prof.dr. Frits de Lange
Frederik (Frits) de Lange (1955) is Professor of Ethics at the PThU and also Extraordinary Professor in Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology at the Theological Faculty of Stellenbosch University, South-Africa.

Research Programme Beliefs

Title: Transforming Life

In religious traditions life in its givenness has been interpreted and symbolized as a divine gift, a transcendental absolute; in our times, it becomes an object of reflexive and responsible human acting, both on the micro-level in science and technology, as well as on an individual, societal and global scale in politics and economy.

In the 21th century, life is being transformed into an object of human agency and control.

The question is whether and how these transformations can serve the future of human life on earth and its well-being.

The Beliefs research programme will focus on the question: how to understand the transformations of human life from the perspective  of Christian soteriology?