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Daniël Louw

Author of publications on philosophical theology
Professor eremitus in Theology, Pastoral Care, Stellenbosch University
Dean of the Faculty of Theology from 2001 -2005

BA (theol) - Stellenbosch; BTh - Stellenbosch; MTh (cum laude) Stellenbosch; DTh University of the Western Cape

Daniël Johannes Louw was born in 1944.
After completion of his theological training, Daniël Louw furthered his studies in Philosophy at the University of Tübingen, Germany, on the principle of hope (E Bloch) and theology of hope (J Moltmann). He served as minister at Wynberg and Stellenberg and, since 1978, was a lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch. He was responsible for Practical Theology, Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Counselling. Pastoral Care focuses on chaplaincy, terminal care, marriage and family enrichment, as well as on social issues, such as poverty and Aids. After his retirement he continued to co-operate in these fields.

Other activities:
Project Leader: of a HIV/AIDS theological research program in Africa in co-operation with the African Network for Higher Education and Research in Theology and HIV in conjunction with the M. Th. in Clinical Pastoral Care/Stellenbosch, the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology in Addis Ababa, Makumira University College, Tansania, Natal University, All African Counsel of Churches, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and Faculty of Theology Uppsala Sweden. The agreement with Upssala is the outcome of deliberations and discussions held by Prof Louw in 2004 with theologians in Uppsala Sweden.
Member of International Council on Pastoral Care and Counselling (Vice President 2007-2011 and President since 2011)
Favourite passtime: Painting.

Daniël Louw is married to Hermien and they have two daughters and two sons.

In September 2009 Daniël was honoured with a book of essays dedicated to him: Caring for the Soul and Life - Essays in honour of Daniël Louw

Icons 2014

Books and publications include:

Illness as crisis and challenge, Orion 1994
Love lasts. A couple's guide to growth and enrichment, Lux Verbi, 1996
Liefde is Vir Altyd: 'n Huweliksgids Vir Verloofdes En Getroudes, Lux Verbi, 1997
A Pastoral Hermeneutics of Care and Encounter. A Theological Design for a Basic Theory, Anthropology, Method, and Therapy, Lux Verbi, 1998
A mature faith. Spiritual direction and anthropology in a theology of pastoral care and counseling (= Louvain theological & pastoral monographs, Band 25), Louvain, William B. Eerdman Co, 1999
Pastoraat as Vertolking En Ontmoeting, Lux Verbi 1999
Meaning in suffering : a theological reflection on the cross and the resurrection for pastoral care and counselling (= Internationale Theologie, Band 5), 2000
Mechanics of the Human Soul: About Maturity and Life-skills, Sun Press 2005
Ratwerke Van Die Menslike Siel, Sun Press 2005
Cura Vitae: Illness and the Healing of Life in Pastoral Care and Counselling, Lux Verbi , 2007
Encounter in Pastoral Care and Spiritual Healing. Towards an integrative and intercultural approach(Editor with Ulrike Elsdörfer and Takaaki David Ito), 2012
Icons - Imaging the Unseen - On Beauty and Healing of Life, Body and Soul, African Sun Media, 2014
Intercultural and Interreligious Pastoral Caregiving (Editor with Karl H. Federschmidt), 2015
Daniël Louw honoured


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