Dr. Steven C. van den Heuvel

Dr. Steven C. van den Heuvel

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Systematic Theology

e: steven.vandenheuvel@etf.edu

w: http://etfleuven.academia.edu/StevenvandenHeuvel

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
  • 2018-: 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
  • 2011-present: Staff memberBackoffice, Van den Heuvel & Partners, Financial Consultancy
Academic memberships
  • 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

  • “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 Online (First Articles) (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12232-018-0308-9.
  • “The Theocentric Perspective of Laudato Si’: A Critical Discussion.” Philosophia Reformata 83, no. 1 (2018): 51-67.
  • “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, forthcoming, 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

  • “Reponse 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 Stephen J. Plant and Toni Burrowes-Cromwell, eds., Letters to London: Bonhoeffer’s previously unpublished correspondence with Ernst Cromwell, 1935-6. In European Journal of Theology 24, no. 1 (2015): 96-97.

Academic Presentations

  • “Christian Theology and the Capabilities Approach to Development: Reconsidering Bonhoeffer and Nussbaum.” Faculty Lecture at ETF Doctoral Week. Leuven, 3-7 September 2018.
  • “The Ethical Challenges of Hope Leadership: The Capability Approach as a Model for Moral Discernment.” Conference “The Will to Serve: Inspiring Models of Servant Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship.” Leuven, 24-26 May 2018.
  • With Patrick Nullens and Angela Roothaan, “Value Ethics: An Introduction to Theological Ethics and Moral Value Phenomena.” Book presentation. Leuven, 11 December 2017.
  • “Ethisch denken en handelen in de foodsector.” Post-HBO Masterclass “Voedsel en Identiteit.” Ede, 6 December 2017.
  • “The Lutheran ‘Theology of Order’ and Contemporary Business Spirituality.” Conference “Martin Luther’s Heritage in Modern Economics and Social Sciences.” Rome, 15 November 2017.
  • “Challenging the New ‘One-Dimensional Man’: The Different Spheres of Life as a Critical Nuance to Workplace Spirituality.” Conference “Perspectives on Leadership, Spirituality and Discernment.” Leuven, 5–6 May 2017.
  • “‘Simultaneous Promotion of Interests’: The Promise of Reformed Philosophy for a Richer Understanding of Incentives.” LUMSA Conference “Prizes and Virtues: An Interdisciplinary Workshop.” Rome, 10–11 April, 2017.
  • “Hope and Organizational Performance.” ILSE-EHERO Conference “Driven by Hope: Economics and Theology in Dialogue.” Leuven, 24–25 February, 2017
  • “Political Ecology and Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Different Interpreting Strategies.” Seminar at the School of Divinity of the University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, 24 November 2016.
  • “The Importance of Relationality for Ecological Anthropology: A Bonhoefferian Perspective.” Anthropos Conference “Relation, Vulnerability and Love: Theological Anthropology in the 21st Century.” Leuven, 15–17 September, 2016.
  • With Patrick Nullens, “Driven by Hope: Interdisciplinary Perspectives.” ETF Doctoral Week. Leuven, 5–9 September 2016.
  • “‘Hope’ as Essential Capacity for Human Development: Broadening the Capabilities Approach.” ARP Conference “Christianity and the Future of Our Societies,” Leuven, 15–19 August, 2016.
  • “On Behalf of Future Generations: The Relevance of Bonhoeffer’s Concept of Responsibility for Ecological Ethics.” International Bonhoeffer Congress, Basel, 6–10 July, 2016.
  • “Overcoming Shame and Disgust: The Importance of Dealing with Emotions for Diversity Leadership.” ILSE-CLC Conference “Increasing Diversity: Loss of Control of Adaptive Identity Construction?” Leuven, 29–30 April, 2016.
  • “Becoming Vulnerable by Overcoming Shame and Disgust: Learning from Nussbaum and Bonhoeffer.” SPES Conference “Vulnerability and Gift in Economics and Business,” Loppiano (Italy), 22–23 April 2016.
  • Lecture “Dietrich Bonhoeffer en milieu-ethiek,” Meeting of the Dutch Section of the International Bonhoeffer Society, Utrecht, 23 November 2015.
  • “The Dangers of Charismatic Leadership: A Perspective from the Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.” ILE Conference “The End of Leadership,” Leuven, May 8 2015
  • “The Spiritual Dimension of Leadership Responsibility: Learning from Dietrich Bonhoeffer.” Spirituality & Creativity in Management World Congress on “Challenges for the Future”, Barcelona, 23-25 April 2015.
  • “Reality is Reality in Christ”: Bonhoeffer’s Christocentric Approach to Reality and Its Relevance for Ecotheology.” ETF Doctoral Week, Leuven, 2014.
  • “Leadership and the Ethics of Responsibility: An Engagement with Dietrich Bonhoeffer.” ILE Conference “The Challenges of Moral Leadership,” ETF Leuven, 9 May 2014.
  • “Christ the Center of Nature: The Relevance of Bonhoeffer’s Christocentric Approach to Nature for Environmental Ethics.” ETF Doctoral Week, 2013
  • “Human Beings as Masters over Nature: The Relevance of Bonhoeffer’s Anthropocentrism for Environmental Ethics.” Societas Ethica, Soesterberg, The Netherlands, 25 August 2012.
  • “Human Beings as the Masters of Nature: The Viability of Bonhoeffer’s Anthropocentrism for Environmental Ethics.” ETF Doctoral Week, Leuven, 2012
  • “The Relevance of the Theological Ethics of Dietrich Bonhoeffer for the Ecological Crisis.” ETF Doctoral Week, Leuven, 2011.