A. Monographs

Water and Water-related Phenomena in the Old Testament Wisdom Literature: An Eco-theological Investigation.


London: Bloomsbury, 2019.

Mâle et Femelle, il les créa : Egalité des Genres en Genèse 1,26-28.


Saarbrücken: Edition Universitaires Européennes, 2017.

Humans and Ecosystems in the Priestly Creation Account: An Ecological Interpretation of Genesis 1:1-2:4a.


Saarbrücken: Lambert Academic Press, 2016.

B. Peer reviewed Articles

Ecological Readings of Water Metaphors in the Book of Proverbs: Some Hermeneutical and Methodological Considerations.


Journal of Theology for Southern Africa, 167/ July (2020) (University of Kwa Zulu Natal). (sous-press), 2020

Ecological Hermeneutics and the Interpretation of Biblical Texts Yesterday, Today and Onwards: Critical Reflection and Assessment


Old Testament Essays 32/2, 229-255. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2312-3621/2019/v32n1a13, 2019

The intrinsic worth of water in Job 38:22-38: Urging the abandonment of an anthropocentric worldview.


Journal for Semitics 27/2, 21 pages. https://doi.org/10.25159/1013-8471/4245, 2018

Creation Made into חָכְמָה: The Eco-Theological Appraisal of the Intrinsic Worth of nature in Proverbs 3:19-20.


Stellenbosch Theological Journal 4/2, 579-594. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17570/stj.2018.v4n2.a26, 2018

Creation Made into חָכְמָה: The Eco-Theological Appraisal of the Intrinsic Worth of nature in Proverbs 3:19-20.


Stellenbosch Theological Journal 4/2, 579-594. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17570/stj.2018.v4n2.a26, 2018

The Torah likened with nurturing water of Rivers in Sirach 24:23-34: An Eco-theological Significance.


Pharos Theological Journal 99. https://www.pharosjot.com/uploads/7/1/6/…/article_23_vol_99_2018

The Torah likened with nurturing water of Rivers in Sirach 24:23-34: An Eco-theological Significance.


Pharos Theological Journal 99. https://www.pharosjot.com/uploads/7/1/6/…/article_23_vol_99_2018

Water as a blessing and a transient resource: A call to re-define modern attitudes towards water in light of Job 14:7-12.


Journal for Semitics 26/2, 805-819. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25159/1013-8471/3675, 2017

An Eco-Theological Interpretation of Proverbs 5:15-20 in the Light of Water Crises Experienced in Present-Day Africa.


Old Testament Essays 30/3, 707-724. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17159/2312-3621/2017/v30n3a10 ,2017

Water and Justice: Reading the Irony of Qoheleth 2:4-6 against the Selfish Distribution of Resources on the African Continent.


Pharos Theological Journal 98. 8. http://www.pharosjot.com/uploads/7/1/6/3/7163688/article_23_vol_98_2017.pdf, 2017

« Genre et Gestion des Ecosystèmes en Genèse 1,26-28: Une Lecture Ecologique et Théologique. »


Bulletin de Recherches Théologiques et Sociologiques 8 (2017), 153-170.

“Social Disorder and the Trauma of the Earth Community: Reading Hosea 4:1-3 in Light of Contemporary African Crises.”


Old Testament Essays 29/3 (2016), 481-501. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2312-3621/2016/v29n3a8

C. Chapters in Books (published and submitted)

“Human Violence and Wounds of אֶרֶץ in Hosea 4 – An Eco-Theological Interpretation”.


Submitted on the 18th March 2020 to editors (interkulturelle-theologie@rub.de) of the papers presented at the joint conference of RUB and PUR on “Overcoming Violence – Challenges and Theological Responses in the Context of Central Africa and Europe”, 16-19 September 2019, Kibuye, Rwanda.

« John Calvin and Creation: Ecological insights of Calvin’s thoughts about Human relationship with nature”


in Mélanges à l’honneur du Professeur Emérite KAMBALE KANDIKI Valère : L’apport de la pensée sociale des réformateurs au développement intégral de la RDC. Edited by Prof Kamabu. Goma : ULPGL., 2019

Pour une émancipation de la femme en Afrique : Implications théologiques et pratiques de Genèse 1,26-28


Pages 31-52 in Mélanges à l’honneur du Professeur Emérite KABUTU BIRIAGE. Edited by Jules Kamabu and J. Kavusa. Goma : ULPGL.,2019

Masculinité et Féminité dans la Bible Hébraïque : Lire l’Ancien Testament à la Lumière de la théorie de la Masculinité Positive prônée par le Professeur Emérite Samuel Ngayihembako Mutahinga ».


Pages 157-170 in Mélanges à l’honneur du Professeur Emérite NGAYIHEMBAKO MUTAHINGA Samuel : Exégèse et Praxis Ecclésiale en Afrique Centrale. Edited by Mudherwa Barhatulirwa V. Goma : ULPGL., 2018

D. Paper in conferences

Human Violence and Wounds of אֶרֶץ in Hosea 4 – An Eco-Theological Interpretation.


Paper presented at the joint conference of RUB and PUR on “Overcoming Violence – Challenges and Theological Responses in the Context of Central Africa and Europe”, 16-19 September 2019, Kibuye, Rwanda, 2019.

The Body of the woman as a “locked garden”: An Eco-Justice interpretation of Song 4:12-15.


Paper presented at the Propsalms and ProProphets Seminar on “the Body” hosted by the Department of Old Testament Studies in Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Pretoria from 30-31, Pretoria, South Africa.

Water and Justice: Reading the Irony of Qoheleth 2:4-6 against the Selfish Distribution of Resources on the African Continent.


Paper presented at the OTSSA Ecology Group on the theme entitled “Ecological Interpretations of Biblical Texts: Hermeneutical Questions and exegetical Outcomes,” from 10-13 September 2017 at Berg en Dal Rest Camp, Kruger National Park, South Africa, 2017.

“Water as a blessing and a transient resource: A Call to re-define contemporary attitudes towards water in light of Job 14:7-12”.


Paper presented at the SASNES, OTSSA and LXXSA conference held from 5-8 September 2017, and hosted by the University of Pretoria, Pretoria, 2017.

Genre et Gestion des Ecosystèmes en Genèse 1,26-28: Une Lecture Ecologique et Théologique,


Paper presented at the “Journée Scientifique” of ULPGL-Goma on 29 June 2017 in Goma/DRC, 2017.

et al. “Mass Killing in Beni /D.R. Congo: Advocacy, Mediation and Justice”.


Paper presented at Summer School on Conflict Resolution, Mediation and Human Rights Protection, held by the United Evangelical Mission, from 17-28 July 2017 in Wuppertal, Germany, 2017.

“Water as a blessing and scarce resource: A Call to re-define contemporary attitudes towards water in light of Job 14:7-12”.


Paper presented at Langham scholars’ Network Seminar in Chicago (USA) from 11 to 13 November 2016.

Social Disorder and the Trauma of the Earth Community: Reading Hosea 4:1-3 in Light of Contemporary African Crises,


Paper presented at the Conference of the International Organisation for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT), 4-9 September 2016, hosted by the University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2016.

An Eco-theological Reading of Water Metaphors in the Book of Proverbs: Some Hermeneutical and Methodological Considerations.


Paper presented at the Conference hosted by the Ecology Group of the Old Testament Society of South Africa (OTSSA) on ‘ecological Interpretations of Biblical Texts: Issues and Outcomes, 7-9 September 2014, Kruger National Park, South Africa, 2014.

S W. The Enclosed Garden: An Eco-Justice Reading of Song 4:12-15.


Kavusa, Kivatsi J & Van Heerden, Paper presented at the Shir ha Shirim Conference held from 9-10 September, UNISA-Pretoria, 2013.

Implications or Relevance of my Researches on Genesis 1:1-2:4a for a Discussion on an Ecological Biblical Hermeneutics.


Paper presented at the Ecological Biblical Hermeneutics Workshop held on the 9th October at the Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve, Pretoria, 2013.