Prof. Dr. Aza Goudriaan

Prof. Dr. Aza Goudriaan

Guest Professor of Historical Theology

e: aza.goudriaan@etf.edu

w: https://vu-nl.academia.edu/AzaGoudriaan

Education, degrees

  • 2008: Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (BKO), VU Amsterdam
  • 1999: PhD (cum laude), Leiden University
  • 1994: MA (cum laude), Leiden University, Faculty of Theology

Academic positions and teaching experience 

  • 2019- : Guest Professor of Historical Theology, ETF Leuven
  • 2015- : Associate Professor in the History of Christianity, VU Amsterdam
  • 2009-2011: Assistant Professor of early modern theology, VU Amsterdam
  • 2007-2014: Assistant Professor of Patristics, VU Amsterdam
  • 2005-2008: Research fellow, Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • 2000-2003: Postdoctoral research fellow, Leiden University
  • 1999: Research fellow, Leiden University
  • 1995-1999: PhD research fellow, Faculty of Theology, Leiden University

Selected Bibliography

Books

  • With J. van de Kamp and W. van Vlastuin (eds.), Pietas reformata. Religieuze vernieuwing onder gereformeerden in de vroegmoderne tijd [FS W.J. op ’t Hof], Zoetermeer: Boekencentrum 2015.
  • With Fred van Lieburg (eds.), Revisiting the Synod of Dordt (1618-1619) [Brill’s Series in Church History, 49] Leiden/Boston: Brill 2011.
  • Reformed Orthodoxy and Philosophy, 1625-1750: Gisbertus Voetius, Petrus van Mastricht, and Anthonius Driessen [Brill’s Series in Church History, 49], Leiden: Brill 2006.
  • (ed.), Jacobus Revius, A Theological Examination of Cartesian Philosophy. Early Criticisms (1647) [Kerkhistorische Bijdragen, 19], Leiden: Brill 2002.
  • Philosophische Gotteserkenntnis bei Suárez und Descartes, im Zusammenhang mit der niederländischen reformierten Theologie und Philosophie des 17. Jahrhunderts [Brill’s Studies in Intellectual History, 98], Leiden: Brill 1999.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • ‘Reformed Theology and the Church Fathers’, in Michael Allen & Scott Swain (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Reformed Theology, New York: Oxford University Press (forthcoming).
  • ‘Descartes and Theology’, in: Jorge Secada & Cecilia Lim (eds.), The Cartesian Mind, Abingdon: Routledge [Philosophical Minds Series] (forthcoming).
  • ‘Eucherius, Eucherius De contemptu mundi’, in Cor S.M. Rademaker et al. (eds.), Opera omnia Desiderii Erasmi Roterodami [ASD], VIII-1, Leiden: Brill 2019, 262-270.
  • ‘Augustinus’, in C.S.M. Rademaker et al. (eds.), Opera omnia Desiderii Erasmi, VIII-1, Leiden: Brill 2019, 359-418.
  • ‘Athanasius, Athanasii Lucubrationes’, in C.S.M. Rademaker et al. (eds.), Opera omnia Desiderii Erasmi, VIII-1, Leiden: Brill 2019, 455-465.
  • ‘Irenaeus, Irenaei Adversus haereses’, in C.S.M. Rademaker et al. (eds.), Opera omnia Desiderii Erasmi, VIII-1, Leiden: Brill 2019, 578-597.
  • ‘Defending Grace: References to Dominicans, Jesuits, and Jansenists in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Reformed Theology’, in: Jordan Ballor, Matthew Gaetano, and David Sytsma (eds.), Beyond Dordt and De auxiliis: The Dynamics of Protestant and Catholic Soteriology in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century, Leiden: Brill 2019, 277-296.
  • ‘Eclectisch denken: enkele historische overwegingen’, Theologia Reformata 61 (2018), 325-340.
  • Biblical Criticism, Knowledge, and the First Commandment in Gisbertus Voetius (1589-1676)’, in: Dirk van Miert, Henk Nellen, Piet Steenbakkers, and Jetze Touber (eds.), Scriptural Authority and Biblical Criticism in the Dutch Golden Age. God’s Word Questioned, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2017, 309-324.
  • ‘Descartes, Cartesianism, and Early Modern Theology’, in: Ulrich Lehner, Richard A. Muller, and Gregory Roeber (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology, 1600-1800, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2016, 533-549.
  • with Gijsbert van den Brink, ‘The Image of God in Reformed Orthodoxy. Soundings in the Development of an Anthropological Key Concept’, Perichoresis 14.3 (2016), 81-96.
  • ‘Theological Perspectives on Apologetic Persuasion in Justin Martyr, Athenagoras, and Theophilus of Antioch’, in: Paul van Geest et al. (eds.), Seeing Through the Eyes of Faith. New Approaches to the Mystagogy of the Church Fathers, Leuven: Peeters 2015, 79-93.
  • ‘Samuel Rutherford on the Divine Origin of Possibility and Impossibility’, in Aaron Denlinger (ed.), Reformed Orthodoxy in Scotland. Essays on Scottish Theology 1560-1775, London/New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark 2015, 141-156.
  • ‘Augustinus und die Vernunft der reformierten Orthodoxie’, in Ernst-Joachim Waschke & Herman J. Selderhuis (eds.), Reformation und Rationalität, Göttingen: V&R 2015, 209-224.
  • ‘“Genade heeft geen wapens nodig”: Melchior Leydeckers commentaar op Augustinus’ geschrift Ad catholicos fratres’, in J. van de Kamp et al. (eds.) Pietas reformata, Zoetermeer: Boekencentrum 2015, 25-36.
  • with Irena Backus, ‘“Semipelagianism”: The Origins of the Term and its Passage into the History of Heresy’, Journal of Ecclesiastical History 65 (2014), 25-46.
  • ‘Gorlaeus en de Arminiaanse kwestie,’ It Beaken. Tydskrif fan de Fryske Akademy, 76 (2014), 229-246.
  • Contra Samosatenianos: Amandus Polanus (1561-1610) over de preniceense kerkvaders en de triniteitsleer’, in G.C. den Hertog et al. (eds.), Triniteit en kerk, Heerenveen: Jongbloed 2014, 89-99.
  • ‘Descartes, René’, in: Hans-Josef  Klauck et al. (eds.), Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, vol. 6, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter 2013, 598-599.
  • Theologia practica: The Diverse Meanings of a Subject of Early Modern Academic Writing’, in Jordan J. Ballor, David S. Sytsma, & Jason Zuidema (eds.), Church and School in Early Modern Protestantism [Studies in the History of Christian Traditions, 170], Leiden: Brill 2013, 443-455.
  • ‘Theology and Philosophy’, in Herman J. Selderhuis (ed.), A Companion to Reformed Orthodoxy, Leiden: Brill 2013 [Brill’s Companions to the Christian Tradition, 40], 27-63.
  • ‘Dordrecht, Synod of (1618-1619)’, in: Karla Pollmann et al. (eds.), The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2013, vol. 2, 897-903.
  • ‘Andreas Gerhard Hyperius (1511-1564)’, in: Karla Pollmann et al. (eds.), The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2013, vol. 2, 1173-1175.
  • ‘Seventeenth-century Arminians and the accusation of Pelagianism: Some tactical approaches’, in: Irena Backus/Philippe Büttgen/Bernard Pouderon (eds.), L’argument hérésiologique: l’Église ancienne et les Réformes, XVI-XVIIe siècles, Paris: Beauchesne 2012, 363-379.
  • ‘Pelagianism and the Philosophical Orientation of Reformed Orthodoxy’, in: Günter Frank & Herman Selderhuis (eds.), Philosophie der Reformierten, Stuttgart: Frommann Holzboog 2012, 183-201.
  • ‘The Synod of Dordt on Arminian Anthropology’, in: Aza Goudriaan & Fred van Lieburg (eds.), Revisiting the Synod of Dordt (1618-1619) [Brill’s Series in Church History, 49], Leiden/Boston: Brill 2011 [Brill, 81-106.
  • ‘Ulrik Huber and John Calvin: The Franeker Debate on Human Reason and the Bible (1686-1687)’, Church History and Religious Culture 91 (2011), 165-178.
  • ‘Justification by Faith and the Early Arminian Controversy’, in: Maarten Wisse/Marcel Sarot/Willemien Otten (eds.), Scholasticism Reformed. Essays in Honour of Willem J. van Asselt, Leiden/Boston: Brill 2010, 155-178.
  • ‘Cyprian’s De ecclesiae catholicae unitate: Why Did Reformed Theologians Consider It a Useful Book (1559-1655)?’, in: Henk Bakker/Paul van Geest/Hans van Loon (eds.), Cyprian of Carthage. Studies in His Life, Language, and Thought, Leuven: Peeters 2010, 225-241.
  • ‘Athanasius in Reformed Protestantism: Some Aspects of Reception History (1527-1607)’, Church History and Religious Culture 90 (2010), 257-276.
  • ‘“Augustine Asleep” or “Augustine Awake?” Jacobus Arminius’s Reception of Augustine’, in: Th. Marius van Leeuwen/Keith D. Stanglin/Marijke Tolsma (eds.), Arminius, Arminianism, and Europe. Jacobus Arminius (1559/60-1609) [Brill’s Series in Church History, 39], Leiden/Boston: Brill 2009, 51-72.
  • ‘Theoretische en praktische theologie: enkele thema’s bij Theodorus van der Groe’, in: J. Exalto/F.A. van Lieburg (eds.), Neerlands laatste ziener. Leven, werk en invloed van Theodorus van der Groe (1705-1784), Rotterdam: Lindenberg 2007, 67-77.
  • ‘De betekenis van de kerkvaders volgens Gisbertus Voetius’, Documentatieblad Nadere Reformatie 31 (2007), 173-181.
  • ‘Anthonius Driessen contra Jacob Wittich: over God, de schepping en causaliteit’, in: G. Coppens (ed.), Spinoza en de scholastiek, Leuven/Leusden: Acco 2003, 53-68.
  • with C.A. de Niet: ‘Gisbertus Voetius’ Introductio ad philosophiam sacram’, Geschiedenis van de Wijsbegeerte in Nederland 14 (2003) 25-56.
  • ‘Anthonius Driessens theologische kritiek op de leibniziaans-wolffiaanse filosofie’, in: A.H. Huussen Jr. (ed.), Onderwijs en onderzoek. Studie en wetenschap aan de Academie van Groningen in de 17e en 18e eeuw, Hilversum: Verloren 2003, 185-206.
  • ‘Over de voorzienigheid van God als thema van theologische en filosofische geschiedbeschouwing’, in: H.J. Adriaanse (ed.), Tweestromenland. Over wijsgerige en belijdende theologie, Leuven: Peeters 2001, 261-284.
  • ‘Die Bedeutung der Trinitätslehre nach Gisbert Voetius’, in: Harm Klueting/Jan Rohls (eds.), Reformierte Retrospektiven. Vorträge zur zweiten Emder Tagung zur Geschichte des reformierten Protestantismus, Wuppertal: Foedus 2001 (Emder Beiträge zum reformierten Protestantismus 4), 137-145.
  • ‘Marion en de problematiek van de analogie bij Descartes’, in: R. Welten (ed.), God en het denken. Over de filosofie van Jean-Luc Marion, Nijmegen: Valkhof Pers 2000 (Annalen van het Thijmgenootschap 88 [2000], no. 2), 96-108 en 160-162.
  • ‘Die Erkennbarkeit Gottes in der Philosophie Claubergs’, in: Th. Verbeek (ed.), Johannes Clauberg (1622-1665) and Cartesian Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century, London/Dordrecht/Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999 (Archives Internationales d’Histoire des Idées/International Archives of the History of Ideas 164), 39-59.
  • ‘Die Rezeption des cartesianischen Gottesgedankens bei Abraham Heidanus’, Neue Zeitschrift für systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie 38 (1996) 166-197