CUM gives recognition to 7 NWU authors

Christi Cloete -- Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:25

CUM gives recognition to 7 NWU authors

Seven authors of the North-West University recently received recognition for their share in Bible translations as well as other Bible-related publications and books.


Christelike Uitgewersmaatskappy (CUM) and Christian Art Distributors recently celebrated their 75th and 40th anniversary respectively.

During the event the authors, who each individually sold more than 500 000 copies of Bible translations, other Bible-related publications and books, received recognition. This exceptional contribution was recognised with a statuette of a praying figure being presented to each as symbol for the prayerful work of these authors.

Within the NWU’s Faculty of Theology seven colleagues were honoured in this manner. They are Profs Fika Janse van Rensburg, Jan van der Watt, Stephan Joubert, Jan du Rand, Wim Vergeer, Marius Nel and Herrie van Rooy.
Prof Jan du Rand also received the Andrew Murray Charter for his book, "Die einde".
During the event the managing director of CUM, Chris Johnsen, also announced that with effect from 1 January 2015 he is handing over the reins to his son, Emile. Johnsen Senior will remain the publisher of Struik Christen Media, and he is starting a new publishing company, 3Streams Publishers, in the USA.

The dean of the Faculty of Theology, Prof Fika Janse van Rensburg, says they are grateful that CUM is, in this way, a “vehicle” and instrument for researchers in Bible Sciences and Ancient Languages in order to make their research results so extensively available in Afrikaans.

He says between him and the other six NWU authors they collectively placed several million copies in the hands of Afrikaans speaking Bible readers.

 

 

The dean of the Faculty of Theology, Prof Fika Janse van Rensburg, receives his statuette from the managing director of CUM, Chris Johnsen.

Here Profs Jan van der Watt (left) and Stephan Joubert (right) receive their statuettes from the managing director of CUM, Chris Johnsen.
Prof Marius Nel receives his statuette from the managing director of CUM, Chris Johnsen
Prof Wim Vergeer receives his statuette from the managing director of CUM, Chris Johnsen.