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Nico Koopman
N N Koopman

Author of theological publications
Professor of Systematic Theology, Stellenbosch University

Nico Norman Koopman was born in Niekerkshoop in the Northern Cape on 17 June 1961. He matriculated from the William Pescod High School in Kimberley and received the degrees BA, BTh, BTh Hons, MTh and DTh at the University of the Western Cape.
He was pastor in the Atlantis Congregation of the Uniting Reformed Church (URC) and also of the student congregation of the URC at the University of the Western Cape. He served as senior lecturer and vice-rector at the Huguenot College in Wellington. In 2001 he was appointed as senior lecturer and in 2004 as associate professor in the Department of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology at Stellenbosch University. He is also Director of the Beyers Naudé Centre for Public Theology at Stellenbosch University since 2002.
He is a member of various scientific societies, namely the International Reformed Theological Institute, the Society for Christian Ethics in the United States of America, the Theological Society of Southern Africa and The Society for Practical Theology in South Africa. He is also founder member of the Ethics Society of Southern Africa.
He published various articles in South African and international journals, and also chapters in books as well as various popular publications.
Nico is married to Francina, née Malouly, and they have two children, William and Marilize. The family lives at university residences Huis Marais and Huis Visser where Koopman serves as warden.

Award: Andrew Murray Prize for Theological literature in 2003 for Die ligtheid van die lig


Die ligtheid van die lig. Morele oriëntasie in 'n postmoderne tyd (with Robert Vosloo), Lux Verbi, 2002

Text by Nico Koopman, October2004

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