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
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