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Rev. Dr. Sanele Lavatai

Name:Rev. Dr. Sanele Lavatai

Status: Ordained minister of the Methodist Church in Samoa. Lecturer in Piula since 2003, 2009, and 2016 until present
Current positions: Dean of Studies

Academic qualifications:
Bachelor of Theology (Auckland University, NZ 2000)

Bachelor of Divinity (Piula Theological College, Samoa 2002)

Masters of Ecumenical Studies (Geneva University, Switzerland 2004)
Doctor of Theology (Hamburg University, Germany (2012 – 2016))
Cert in German Language Level C1
Cert in Biblical Greek
Cert in Graecum
Cert in Hebräcum

Courses/Lectures in:
Introduction to Old Testament
Introduction to Hebrew
Sermon Assessment Class
Psalm Level 6
Ecumenical Studies Level 7

Publications:
Books
From Animosity to a Community of Reconciliation: An Exegetical-Ecumenical Analysis of Isaiah 19 (2011).

Articles

“Ua solia e Mose le aai e le lama”, in Le FaasoaPacific Church History, Ministry, Theology and Biblical Hermeneutics, M. Mailo (Eds.) Piula Theological College, 2017.

“E tasi la tatou feau, ia maua so’o”, in Le FaasoaPacific Church History, Ministry, Theology and Biblical Hermeneutics, M. Mailo (Eds.) Piula Theological College, 2017.

“Stadtspaziergang” in KollegSeiten: Die Zeitung für das Studienkolleg Bochum des ÖSW, Dezember 2010

“Gedanken zu den Gewalttaten in Norwegen” in KollegSeiten: Die Zeitung für das Studienkolleg Bochum des ÖSW, September 2011

“What does the Bible mean for the Samoans” in Die Bibel im Prisma ökumenischer Kontexte, (TIMA 2) Marz 2013.

“Faafafine in Samoa: From Weak-man to be like a Woman,” in   Ecumenical case studies on homosexuality and the church, (TIMA 3) August 2013.

“Agricultural Perspective for Evangelism in the Pacific Context –                A Missiological Perspective,” in Gemeinsam für das Leben: Mission und Evangelisation in sich wandelnden Kontexten, (TIMA 4) August 2013.

“Tod ist besser als Scham” in Vom Umgang mit Scham, Schuld und Ehre in der interkulturellen Begegnung, (TIMA 5) April 2014.

Research Interest

Old Testament, Legends from Midrash and Talmud, Intercultural Hermeneutics, Intercultural Theology, Ecumenism: Interreligious Dialog.