Fabian Ashwin Oliver is an aspiring theologian and part-time lecturer of theology at St Augustine College in Johannesburg. He completed both a Bachelor of Theology degree and an Honours degree in Theology with distinction at St Augustine College. Currently, he is pursuing a Master of Theology degree and working on his dissertation, which focuses on Black Theology and Coloured identity in post-1994 South Africa.
Apart from his academic pursuits, Fabian is also involved in pastoral work as a youth minister at Saint Francis Anglican Church in Parkview, Johannesburg. He identifies as an ecumenical Christian and is passionate about Black Theology, which emphasizes God's solidarity with the oppressed and advocates for justice for marginalized groups such as the poor, people of colour, women, LGBTIAQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and the environment. He also frequently writes for the Worldwide Magazine (The Church in Southern Africa).
Fabian describes himself in the words of public philosopher Cornel West, “I am who I am because somebody loved me. Somebody cared for me. Somebody was concerned about my trajectory in life.” He believes in love as a driving force for enabling positive change in the world and is committed to being part of spaces that promote justice, peace, and truth. He is deeply interested in wisdom, activism, and considers himself a romantic artist at heart.
• Bachelor of Theology (passed with distinction)
• Honours Degree in Theology (passed with distinction)
• Introductory Course to Narrative Pastoral Practices;
• Currently working on his dissertation in Master of Theology in which he examines Black Theology and Coloured identity in a post 1994 South Africa
Oliver, F.A. 2018. Book Review of Breaking a Rainbow, Building a Nation: The Politics behind #MustFall Movements. (2018) by Chikane, R. St. Augustine Papers 19(1/2): 115-118.