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Dion Forster (2007)

Dr Dion Angus Forster (born January 14, 1972) is an ordained Minister of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa. He is a theologian and author. He was formerly the Dean of the Seminary of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, John Wesley College. He currently serves as a consultant and spiritual adviser / Chaplain to the Global Day of Prayer and Unashamedly Ethical movements and their founder, Graham Power.



In 2006 he completed a Doctorate in Theology from the University of South Africa (UNISA). He also holds the degrees of Master of Theology (2001), and Bachelor of Theology with Honours (Honours degree) (1997), from Rhodes University.


He has taught Systematic Theology, New Testament and Ethics at John Wesley College, Ethics and Systematic Theology at the University of South Africa (UNISA), and New Testament at the University of Pretoria where he still holds a post.

Dion Forster is a member of the Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies[1], the Theological Society of South Africa and the South Africa Science and Religion Forum. He has lectured at various institutions across the world[2][3][4]

Research foci

Publications: Academic Articles and Papers

Publications: Books and Chapters

  • An introduction to Wesleyan Spirituality (a book written for the Wesley Society Series no 6. Methodist Publishing House, 2001). ISBN 1-919883-037-7.
  • Identity in relationship: The ethics of ubuntu as an answer to the impasse of individual consciousness (Paper presented at the South African science and religion Forum – Published in the book The impact of knowledge systems on human development in Africa. du Toit, CW (ed), Pretoria, Research institute for Religion and Theology (University of South Africa) (2007:245-289). ISBN 978186888454-4.
  • Upon the Lord's sermon on the mount - discourse 8 (a contemporary exposition of John Wesley's sermon on stewardship and the use of money from an African Liberation Theology perspective) in Shier Jones, A and Reisman, KD (eds.) 44 Sermons to serve the present age (2007), London: Methodist Publishing house. ISBN 97807162063
  • A prayer guide for use during examinations. Forster, DA. 2007. AcadSA Publishers. Kempton Park. ISBN 978-1-920212-21-6
  • Christ at the centre - Discovering the Cosmic Christ in the spirituality of Dom Bede Griffiths. Forster, DA. 2007. AcadSA Publishers. Kempton Park. ISBN 978-1-920212-24-7
  • An uncommon spiritual path - finding Jesus beyond conventional Christianity. Forster, DA. 2008. MMA Publishers. Pretoria. ISBN 978-09814026-1-1
  • Methodism in Southern Africa: A celebration of Wesleyan Mission Forster, DA and Bentley, W. 2008. AcadSA Publishers, Kempton Park. ISBN 978-1-920212-29-2
  • What are we thinking? Reflections on Church and Society from Southern African Methodists. Forster, DA and Bentley, W. 2008. Methodist Publishing House, Cape Town. ISBN 978-91988352-6
  • A world faith Forster, DA, in Shier Jones, A and Curran, L (eds.) Methodist Present Potential (2009:136-162), London: Epworth Press. ISBN: 978-0716206514


  1. ^ Oxford Institute
  2. ^ Duke Divinity School (2005)
  3. ^ STM Malaysia
  4. ^ Hugh Price Hughes lecture, London (2009)

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