Dr. Stephen W. Martin

Associate Professor, Theology P: 780-465-3500 Ext. 8046 F: 780-465-3534
  • PhD, University of Cape Town, 1999
  • MPhil, Institute for Christian Studies, 1993
  • BTh, Eastern Pentecostal Bible College, 1985

Research interests

  • South African theology
  • Political theology
  • Liturgy, culture, and Christian formation
  • Anglicanism


South Africa—Twenty Years Later,” Political Theology Today, 1 May 2014.

The Meaning of Mandela,” Political Theology Today, 10 Dec 2013.

Reconciliation: The Theological Challenge,” Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 51:3-4 (Nov-Dec 2010) 238-256.

Civic Sacrament and Social Imaginaries in Transition: The Case of the Churches and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.” Political Theology 12.3 (2011) 386-418.

Guest Editor of a special edition of The Journal of Theology for Southern Africa, March 2011. The articles represented papers given at a special conference on “Tradition and Transformation”, Stellenbosch 2010. 

"Sacramental Imagination And Ecclesial Transformation A Proposal For Rethinking Public Theology's "Public" In South Africa." Journal Of Theology For Southern Africa 139 (2011): 42-57

“Beyond Speaking: A Challenge to Public Theology” in Walking Together: Christian Thinking and Public Life in South Africa, edited by Joel Carpenter (Abelene Christian University Press, 2011).

A series of popular articles on contemporary South Africa for Ministry Matters, online journal of The Anglican Church of Canada.

Faith Negotiating Loyalties: An Exploration of South African Christianity Through a Reading of the Theology of H. Richard Niebuhr (Lanham: University Press of America, 2008).

“Faithful Treason: The Theology and Politics of Allan Boesak”. In Bastienne Klein and James Cochrane, eds., From Dark Days to Liberation: Perspectives on the Social History of Christianity in South Africa, 1936-1994. Special edition of The Journal of Theology for Southern Africa, March 2004.