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Annette Potgieter M.A., M.Div.


Ancient Languages and Texts (ALT)

Evangelische Theologie

Seit 01/02/2020
Theology Lecturer, Hugenote College

31/01/2020 - 01/04/2018
Minister at NH Rustenburg Tuine

Dr. Theol. Designatus (Cum Laude), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

09/01/2019 - 01/02/2019
Visiting Scholar at Ewersbach Hochschule

2018 - 2013
Berlin Graduate School

2017 - 2013
Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD) Promotionsstipendium

Desmund Tutu-Gerrit Brand Prize best theology debut book

New Testament Research Assistant, New Testament Ethics with Prof. Dr. J. Kok

Skye Scholarship Foundation

Oppenheimer Memorial Trust

M.A. Ancient Languages (Cum Laude); University of Pretoria

2013 - 2012
BYA Tutor, The World of the Old Testament with Dr. E. Meyer, UP

2013 - 2010
New Testament Research Assistant, Ewersbach Hochschule

New Testament Tutor

Abe Getz Prize Best Student in Semitic Languages

2012 - 2006
University of Pretoria Achievement bursary

M.Div (Cum Laude) University of Pretoria

Research Assistant, Prof. J. Buitendag, Dean of Theology, UP

01/06/2011 - 29/07/2011     
Visiting Scholar at KU Leuven June-July

Vice-Chancellor and Principal's Medal for excellent undergraduate Academic achievement.

Recieved the prestigious Anton Rupert Bursary for excellent Undergraduate Academic achievement.

BA Hons (Ancient Languages) (Cum Laude) University of Pretoria

B. Th (Cum Laude) Universtiy of Pretoria

2010 - 2009
Research Assistant

Ancient Greek Tutor

Research Assistant

Won Hellenic Community best student prize

Contested Body: Metaphors of dominion in Romans 5-8

Paul's letter to the Romans, particularly Romans 5–8, is permeatedwith metaphors of dominion, as words such as, rule (βασιλεύω, κυριεύω),enslave (δουλεύω) and liberate (ἐλευθερόω) continually surfaces. Paullived in a world where the perception prevailed that people where constantlyunder the dominion of someone, whether that be a conqueror, a lord,heavenly powers or gods. The modern idea of being autonomous wassomewhat foreign when ancient mentality is purveyed. However, from Paul'svantage point, being dominated is not problematical, but rather the incumbentruler. For Paul, Jesus Christ "our" Lord should be the ruler of believers'bodies.The concept of dominion entails the dominated and its space. Achange in hegemony results in change in the status of the dominated spaceand object. Within Rom 5–8, there is a specific focus on the change oflordship with the lordship specifically located in the human body.Believer'spositioning within the frame of hegemony is important, as it contributes to ourunderstanding of how the first Christians related to dominion and space. Paul employs a myriad of images to persuade his auditors. In recentdecades it has come to light that metaphors are not mere decorative devices,but are in fact pervasive to language. We think in terms of metaphors and ithas become such a part of our world that we do it without even being activelyaware of it. Paul draws on imagery from his time and situation in order topersuade his audience that there is no force or power that can separatebelievers from the love of God. Within the plenitude of Pauline studies, there has not yet been acoherent investigation concerning these metaphors of dominion to which Paulrefers to in Romans 5–8.

This dissertation project was successfully completed within the Research Group C-2 Space and metaphor in cognition, language, and texts of the Excellence Cluster 264 Topoi.

Review of Herman Kroesbergen “Language of faith in Southern Africa” Spirit world, power, community, holism.” Kerkbode, 2020.
Review of Allen Brent, “The letter of Ignatius to Polycarp,” T&T Clark: London in Verbum et Ecclesia 2020.

“Spatial metaphors as a means of persuasion in Rom 5:12–21”, Acta Theologica 2019 39(2): 130-146.
"Digitalisation and the church – A corporeal understanding of church and the influence of technology;” Stellenbosch Theological Journal 2019, Vol 5, No 3, 561–576.
Review of (eds.) Proff M. Nel & J. Punt “Reading writing right” Sun Press: Stellenbosch. Kerkbode. 2019.

“Jong Teoloë praat saam… oor God, gemeentes en geloof”, co-editor Cas Wepener, Wellington: Bybelkor, 2015.

“Psalm 26 and Proverbs: Tracing wisdom themes”, Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 35, No 1, (2014): 7 pages.

"Walking wisely: Sapiential influence in Psalm 26", in: HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 69(1), Art. #1378, 5  pages.

“The translation of πνεῦμα in John 3:8”, NGTT, vol 53 no 1 & 2, (2012): 145-157.

“The Day of Atonement as a hermeneutical key to the understanding of Christology in Hebrews”, Journal of Early Christian History, vol 22.1, (2011): 85–97.