Dr Rosemary Dewerse

Academic Status

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Adelaide College of Divinity
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
Kia ora! Curiosity and imagination are the two things I am keen to be cultivating in my students and in myself: curiosity and imagination in things of the Spirit and in our relationships with each other. I am proud of my heritage rooted in Oceania, fascinated by indigenous spiritualities and histories, committed to aiding our transition toward becoming intercultural communities that genuinely value all, and passionate to see God's Story told and retold in ways that invite, welcome and dialogue with deep respect. My husband Roelant and children Mereem and Jean-Luc are important travellers with me in this.
PhD (Theology) University of Auckland NZ, 2011
MA (Aspects of Biblical Interpretation) Brunel University UK, 2001
PostGrad Diploma (Theology) Bible College of New Zealand, 1999
PostGrad Dip (Teaching) Christchurch College of Education NZ, 1995
BMus University of Canterbury, NZ, 1994
BA (History) University of Canterbury, NZ, 1993
LTCL (Piano) 1992
Honours, awards and grants
University Scholar, University of Auckland, 2008-2011
Teaching interests
Contextual Theologies, Intercultural Engagement, Global mission history, Indigenous spirituality (Maori), Hermeneutics, Worship, Women in Mission and Formation 
Supervisory interests
Contextual theologies
History, Indigenous missions
Indigenous mission history
Indigenous theologising
Intercultural engagement
Theological education
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Intercultural church engagement (1)
Associate supervisor: Mandaean religion (1), Hermeneutics (1)
Further information
I have two books currently in production: Breaking Calabashes: Becoming an Intercultural Community with publishers MediaCom, Adelaide, and Nga Kai-Rui I Te Rongopai: Seven Early Maori Christians with Te Hui Amorangi Ki Te Manawa O Te Wheke, NZ. 

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