Prof. Dr. Aza Goudriaan

Education, degrees

  • 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

  • “Descartes and Theology.” In The Cartesian Mind, edited by Jorge Secada and Cecilia Lim. Philosophical Minds Series. Abingdon: Routledge, forthcoming.
  • “Seventeenth-Century Calvinism and Early Enlightenment Thought.” In The Oxford Handbook of Calvin and Calvinism, edited by Bruce Gordon and Carl Trueman. Oxford Handbooks. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
  • “Reformed Theology and the Church Fathers.” In The Oxford Handbook of Reformed Theology, edited by Michael Allen and Scott R. Swain, 9–23. Oxford Handbooks. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.
  • “The Concept of Heresy and the Debates on Descartes’s Philosophy.” Church History and Religious Culture 100, no. 2–3 (2020): 172–86. https://doi.org/10.1163/18712428-10002001.
  • “Eucherius, Eucherius De Contemptu Mundi.” In Opera Omnia Desiderii Erasmi Roterodami 8.1, edited by Cor Rademaker, Aza Goudriaan, André Godin, Silvana Seidel Menchi, Claudia Ricci, and Anna Morisi Guerra, 262–70. Leiden: Brill, 2019.
  • “Augustinus.” In Opera Omnia Desiderii Erasmi Roterodami 8.1, edited by Cor Rademaker, Aza Goudriaan, André Godin, Silvana Seidel Menchi, Claudia Ricci, and Anna Morisi Guerra, 359–418. Leiden: Brill, 2019.
  • “Athanasius, Athanasii Lucubrationes.” In Opera Omnia Desiderii Erasmi Roterodami 8.1, edited by Cor Rademaker, Aza Goudriaan, André Godin, Silvana Seidel Menchi, Claudia Ricci, and Anna Morisi Guerra, 455–65. Leiden: Brill, 2019.
  • “Irenaeus, Irenaei Adversus Haereses.” In Opera Omnia Desiderii Erasmi Roterodami 8.1, edited by Cor Rademaker, Aza Goudriaan, André Godin, Silvana Seidel Menchi, Claudia Ricci, and Anna Morisi Guerra, 578–97. Leiden: Brill, 2019.
  • “Defending Grace: References to Dominicans, Jesuits, and Jansenists in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Reformed Theology.” In Beyond Dordt and De Auxiliis: The Dynamics of Protestant and Catholic Soteriology in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century, edited by Jordan J. Ballor, Matthew Gaetano, and David Sytsma, 277–96. Studies in the History of Christian Traditions 192. Leiden: Brill, 2019.
  • “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