Vakgroepvoorzitter: Prof. Dr. Andreas J. Beck
Studies in Historical Theology
In its research the department of Historical Theology pays particular attention to two recent developments: the growing appreciation of patristics in the Evangelical movement and the recent re-evaluation of medieval and Protestant scholasticism. In turn, these two emphases contribute to a better understanding of the Reformation and its relationship to the modern era.
Two research institutes are linked to the department, both established in 2008 to stimulate local and international research. The Research Centre for Early Christianity (RCEC) was established in cooperation with the New Testament department and focuses mainly on research into pre-Chalcedonian Christianity (before 451 A.D.). The Institute of Post-Reformation Studies (IPRS) conducts research into the early modern era, the focus being on post-Reformation studies. Special attention is paid to medieval scholasticism of the 13th and 14th centuries (Bonaventure, Thomas Aquinas, John Duns Scotus) and its influence on later theology. For research on the 16th and 17th centuries (Protestant orthodoxy and scholasticism), there is collaboration with the Research group Classic Reformed Theology. The theology of Jonathan Edwards (18th century) is studied in collaboration with the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University.
The department also has a tradition of research into the history of the Evangelical movement and Protestant Churches in Flanders and the Netherlands in the 19th and 20th centuries. For this, collaboration has been developed with Evadoc.
Independent Academic Personnel
Post-Doctoral Researchers (with or without AAP/SAP-status)
Special Academic Personnel
|Dr. Slavik Lytvynenko
|Drs. Laas Terpstra (PhD Candidate)
Doctoral Students (with or without AAP/SAP-status)
||The Story within the Story: Hermeneutics and Theology in the Genesis Glaphyra of Cyril of Alexandria
||The Christology of Severian of Gabala as Found in His Exegetical Fragments from the Catenae on the Pauline Epistles
|Michiel Dubbelman (leave of absence)
||Faith and Science According to Kohnstamm. A Description of the Relationship of the Educator, Philosopher and Physicist Ph. A. Kohnstamm (1875-1951) Between Faith and Science, in Particular his Views on Determinism
||The Presence of Christ and the Location of Heaven in the Eucharistic Debate between Peter Martyr Vermigli (1499-1562) and Johannes Brenz (1499-1570), an Inquiry into Lutheran and Reformed Sacramental Theology in the Confessional Era
||The Cocceian-Cartesian Theology of Salomon van Til (1643-1713)
||Freedom from Fatalism in Samuel Rutherford’s Scholastic Disputation on Divine Providence
||The Doctrine of God in Amandus Polanus (1561-1610)
||God’s Interior Mystery: God’s Knowledge and God’s Will according to Bonaventure and Thomas Aquinas, especially as Presented in Their Scripta
||The Federal Theology of Johannes Cloppenburg (1592-1652)
Research institutes and groups