Dr. Steven C. van den Heuvel
Education, degrees
  • 2015: PhD in Theology and Religious Studies, ETF Leuven & Theologische Universiteit Kampen
  • 2010: Master of Theology and Religious Studies (specialisation Church & Pastoral Ministries), ETF Leuven
  • 2007-2008: Linking Program, ETF Leuven
  • 2003-2007: Godsdienst Pastoraal Werk, Christelijke Hogeschool Ede
  • 2002-2003: Basisjaar, Evangelische Hogeschool, Amersfoort
  • 1997-2002: HAVO, Nuborgh College, Elburg
Academic positions and teaching experience
  • 2020-present: Director of the Institute of Leaderschip and Social Ethics (ILSE; research institute at ETF Leuven)
  • 2020-present: Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, ETF Leuven
  • 2019-2020: Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, ETF Leuven
  • 2018-2021: Extraordinary Researcher in the Unit for Reformed Theology and Development of the SA Society at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University, South Africa
  • 2017-2018: Acting Department Head of the Department of Systematic Theology, ETF Leuven
  • 2015-present: Post-Doctoral Researcher in Systematic Theology, ETF Leuven
  • 2014-2015: Assistant in Systematic Theology, ETF Leuven
  • 2014-2015: Teaching Assistant Ethics, Theologische Universiteit Kampen
Academic memberships
  • Member of the Vereniging van Ethici in Nederland
  • Senior member of the Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion (NOSTER)
  • Onderzoeksschool wijsbegeerte (Dutch Research School of Philosophy)
  • Human Development & Capability Association
  • Bonhoeffer Werkgezelschap (section of the International Bonhoeffer Society)
  • Werkgroep Theologische Ethiek
  • Werkgroep Theologie & Duurzaamheid (related to Stichting Oikos)
  • Steering Committee, Institute of Leadership and Social Ethics (related to ETF Leuven)
Selected Bibliography

 

Books

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Hope-infused Strategies in Political Ecology.” In The Oxford Compendium of Hope, edited by Steven C. van den Heuvel and Anthony Scioli. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
  • “The Challenge and Promise of Queer Ecology for Understanding ‘Fittingness’: A Theological Engagement.” In Fittingness and Environmental Ethics: Philosophical, Theological and Applied Perspectives, edited by Michael S. Northcott and Steven C. van den Heuvel. Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies. London: Routledge, forthcoming.
  • “Contributing to a Theological Ethics of Technology: Reconsidering Dietrich Bonhoeffer.” In The Vitality of Evangelical Theology: Celebrating ETF Leuven at 40, edited by Andreas J. Beck, Jos de Kock, and Steven C. van den Heuvel, 147–58. Leuven: Peeters, 2022.
  • With Patrick Nullens and Jermo van Nes. “Introduction.” In Relational Anthropology for Contemporary Economics: A Multidisciplinary Approach, edited by Jermo van Nes, Patrick Nullens and Steven C. van den Heuvel, 1–8. Ethical Economy: Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy 61. Cham: Springer Open, 2022.
  • With Patrick Nullens and Jermo van Nes. “A Relational Anthropology for Contemporary Economics? Concluding Reflections.” In Relational Anthropology for Contemporary Economics: A Multidisciplinary Approach, edited by Jermo van Nes, Patrick Nullens and Steven C. van den Heuvel, 209–220. Ethical Economy: Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy 61. Cham: Springer Open, 2022.
  • With Patrick Nullens and Jermo van Nes. “Homo amans: Op zoek naar een bredere economische antropologie.” M&O: Tijdschrift voor Management en Organisatie 76, no. 1 (2022): 41–51.
  • “The Concept of Nature in Bonhoeffer’s Creation and Fall as a Resource for Developing an Evangelical Ecotheology.” The Bonhoeffer Legacy: An International Journal 8, no. 2 (2020): 43–60.
  • “Christian Theology and the Capabilities Approach: Constructing a Method for Engagement.” International Journal of Public Theology 15, no. 2 (2021): 274–92.
  • “De deugden en ondeugden van hoopvol leiderschap: Voorstel voor een nieuwe ethische benadering.” Tijdschrift voor Management & Organisatie 74, no. 2–3 (2020): 80–89.
  • “Challenging the New ‘One-Dimensional Man’: The Protestant Orders of Life as a Critical Nuance to Workplace Spirituality.” In Leading in a VUCA-World: Integrating Leadership, Discernment and Spirituality, edited by Jacobus (Kobus) Kok and Steven C. van den Heuvel, 169-184. Contributions to Management Science. Cham: Springer, 2019.
  • “Discerning the role of the Church in relation to economic life: a perspective from the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.” International Review of Economics 66, no. 3 (2019): 249–63. 
  • “The Theocentric Perspective of Laudato Si’: A Critical Discussion.” Philosophia Reformata 83, no. 1 (2018): 5167.
  • “Hope: An Essential Capacity for Human Development.” In Driven by Hope: Economics and Theology in Dialogue, edited by Steven C. van den Heuvel and Patrick Nullens, 199–210. Christian Perspectives on Leadership and Social Ethics 6. Leuven: Peeters Publications, 2018.
  • “Political Ecology and Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Different Interpreting Strategies.” In Engaging Bonhoeffer in a Global Era: Christian Belief, Witness, Service, edited by Christoph Ramstein, Christiane Tietz and Phil Ziegler. Forschungen zur systematischen und ökumenischen Theologie. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2018.
  • With Martijn J. Burger, Patrick Nullens, and Emma Pleeging. “Understanding and Measuring Hope: The Interdisciplinary Challenge of the Hope Barometer 1.0.” In Driven by Hope: Economics and Theology in Dialogue, edited by Steven C. van den Heuvel and Patrick Nullens, 3–19. Christian Perspectives on Leadership and Social Ethics 6. Leuven: Peeters Publications, 2018.
  • With Patrick Nullens and Angela Roothaan. “Introduction: The Experience of Values.” In Theological Ethics and Moral Value Phenomena: The Experience of Values, edited by Steven C. van den Heuvel, Patrick Nullens and Angela Roothaan, 1–13. Oxford: Routledge, 2018.
  • “Loving ‘Imagined Communities’: A Theological Assessment of the Value of Patriotism.” In Theological Ethics and Moral Value Phenomena: The Experience of Values, edited by Steven C. van den heuvel, Patrick Nullens, and Angela Roothaan, 165–83. Oxford: Routledge, 2018.
  • “Resisting the Yuck! Factor: The Importance of Dealing with Disgust for Diversity Leadership.” In Increasing Diversity: Loss of Control of Adaptive Identity Construction? edited by Steven C. van den Heuvel, Jack Barentsen and Volker Kessler, 39–51. Christian Perspectives on Leadership and Social Ethics 5. Leuven: Peeters Publications, 2018.
  • With Jack Barentsen and Peirong Lin. “The ‘End-of-Leadership’ Discourse in Its Context.” In The End of Leadership? edited by Steven C. van den Heuvel, Jack Barentsen and Peirong Lin, 3–10. Christian Perspectives on Leadership and Social Ethics 4. Leuven: Peeters Publications, 2017.
  • “The Dangers of Charismatic Leadership: A Perspective from the Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.” In The End of Leadership, edited by Patrick Nullens and Steven C. van den Heuvel, 125–139. Christian Perspectives on Leadership and Social Ethics 4. Leuven: Peeters, 2017.
  • “The Flourishing of Human Life: Fostering a Dialogue Between Theology and the Capabilities Approach Through Dietrich Bonhoeffer.” Theologica Wratislaviensia 11 (2016): 55–66.
  • Laudato Si’: Enkele kritische opmerkingen.” Radix 42, no. 2 (2016): 130–39.
  • With Patrick Nullens. “The Moral Challenges of Leadership.” In The Challenges of Moral Leadership, edited by Patrick Nullens and Steven C. van den Heuvel, 3–10. Christian Perspectives on Leadership and Social Ethics 2. Leuven: Peeters, 2016.
  • “Leadership and the Ethics of Responsibility: An Engagement with Dietrich Bonhoeffer.” In The Challenges of Moral Leadership, edited by Patrick Nullens and Steven C. van den Heuvel, 111–125. Christian Perspectives on Leadership and Social Ethics 2. Leuven: Peeters, 2016.
  • With Martijn Burger, and Emma Pleeging. “Grondslagen van hoop, angst en afgunst in de Verenigde Staten.” Christen Democratische Verkenningen 4 (2016): 96–104.
  • “Hoop als drijfveer in de ontwikkelingseconomie.” Economische Statistische Berichten, Dossier: Emoties als drijfveer – Geluk, Hoop & Liefde in de economie 101, no. 4742S (2016): 41–45.
  • With Patrick Nullens, Martijn Burger, and Emma Pleeging. “Hoop als drijfveer.” M&O Tijdschrift voor Management en Organisatie 70, no. 3/4 (2016): 79–91.

Review Articles

  • Review of De levende kerk: Teksten over de kerk 1932-1933, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and De politieke Bonhoeffer: Kerk en overheid toen en nu, edited by Edward van ’t Slot. In NTT Journal for Theology and the Study of Religion 73, no. 3 (2019): 255–258.
  • “Response to reviews of published dissertation: ‘Wat heeft Dietrich Bonhoeffer bij te dragen aan de milieu-ethiek?’” Radix 44, no. 3 (2018): 240–43.
  • Review of Business Ethics in Biblical Perspective: A Comprehensive Introduction, by Michael E. Cafferky. Evangelical Review of Theology 42, no. 2 (2018): 189–191.
  • Review of Letters to London: Bonhoeffer’s previously unpublished correspondence with Ernst Cromwell, 1935-6, edited by Stephen J. Plant and Toni Burrowes-Cromwell. European Journal of Theology 24, no. 1 (2015): 96-97.