Matthias Mangold, M.Th.

Matthias Mangold, M.Th.

Assistant Historical Theology | Coordinator ETF Open University



Education, degrees
  • 2013-present: Ph.D. studies in Historical Theology, Institute of Post-Reformation Studies (IPRS), ETF Leuven, Belgium
  • 2010–2013: Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies (magna cum laude), ETF Leuven, Belgium
  • 2006–2010: Staatsunabhängige Theologische Hochschule (STH) Basel, Switzerland.
  • 2006: Abitur, Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium Laichingen, Germany
Academic positions
  • 2016-present: Coordinator ETF Open University
  • 2014-present: Research Assistant in Historical Theology, ETF Leuven
Academic memberships
  • 2014-present: Regular Junior member Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion (NOSTER)
  • 2014-present: Research-group Classic Reformed Theology
  • 2013-present: Contributing Editor Post-Reformation Digital Library
Selected Bibliography

Journal Articles

  • “Salomon van Til (1643–1713): His Appropriation of Cartesian Tenets in His Compendium of Natural Theology.” Church History and Religious Culture 94, no. 3 (2014): 337-57.

Contributions to Edited Volumes

  • Henk van den Belt (ed.) et al. Synopsis Purioris Theologiae / Synopsis of a Purer Theology: Latin Text and English Translation. Vol. 2, Disputations 24-42. Translated by Riemer A Faber. Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions 204; Text and Sources, 8. Leiden: Brill, 2016.
Paper Presentations
  • “’Status ergo hominis fuit beatissimus’: The Doctrine of the Original State of Man in the Synopsis Purioris Theologiae (1625),” Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, Bruges (BE), 18-20th August 2016.
  • “Beyond the Era of Purer Theology: A Survey of the Abiding Impact of the Synopsis Purioris Theologiae (1625) in the Second Half of the Seventeenth Century,” Sixth RefoRC Conference, Copenhagen (DK), 26-28th May 2016.
  • “The Bible and the ‘New Science’: The Copernican Hypothesis and Dutch Cartesian Hermeneutics in the Late 17th Century,” Darkness and Illumination: the Pursuit of Knowledge in the Medieval and Early Modern World, Durham (EN), 13-17th July 2015
  • “Lux et testimonium Dei in hominis mente: The concept of conscience and its formative role in the Cartesian epistemology of Johannes Braun (1628-1708),” The Tree of Knowledge: Theories of Sciences and Arts in Central Europe, 1400−1700, Warsaw (PL), 29 May 2015.
  • “The ‘Tree of Life’: Developing Sacramental Interpretations in Reformed Orthodoxy,” NOSTER Spring PhD Conference, Soesterberg (NL), 13 April 2015.
  • “Fighting against the ‘Attacker of the Faith’: The Anti-Spinozan Polemics of Salomon van Til (1643-1713)”, Advanced Theological Studies Fellowship at TU Kampen, 2 July 2014.