Matthias Mangold, M.Th.
Education, degrees
  • 2013–present: Ph.D. studies in Historical Theology, Institute of Post-Reformation Studies (IPRS), ETF Leuven, Belgium
  • 2010–2013: Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies (magna cum laude), ETF Leuven, Belgium
  • 2006–2010: Staatsunabhängige Theologische Hochschule (STH) Basel, Switzerland.
  • 2006: Abitur, Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium Laichingen, Germany
Academic positions
  • 2016–present: Coordinator of ETF Open University
  • 2014–present: Research Assistant in Historical Theology, ETF Leuven
Academic memberships
  • 2015–present: Society for the History of Reformed Protestantism
  • 2015–present: John Duns Scotus Research Group, Leuven
  • 2014–present: Regular Junior member of Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion (NOSTER)
  • 2014–present: Classic Reformed Theology Research Group
  • 2014–present: Vereniging voor Nederlandse Kerkgeschiedenis
  • 2013–present: Contributing Editor of Post-Reformation Digital Library
Selected Bibliography


  • Contributor to: Harm Goris et al. (eds.), Synopsis Purioris Theologiae / Synopsis of a Purer Theology: Latin Text and English Translation. Vol. 3, Disputations 43-52. Translated by Riemer A. Faber. Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions 222; Text and Sources 9. Leiden: Brill, 2020.
  • Contributing translator: Gibson, Jonathan and Mark Earngey, eds. Reformation Worship: Liturgies from the Past for the Present. Greensboro, NC: New Growth Press, 2018.
  • Contributor to: Henk van den Belt et al. (eds.), Synopsis Purioris Theologiae / Synopsis of a Purer Theology: Latin Text and English Translation. Vol. 2, Disputations 24-42. Translated by Riemer A. Faber. Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions 204; Text and Sources 8. Leiden: Brill, 2016.

Journal Articles

  • “New Perspectives on Reformed Scholasticism in France: A Few Remarks on a Recent Monograph exploring the Life and Work of the Huguenot Theologian Claude Pajon (1626–1685).” Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Theologie 64, no. 1 (2017): 233–244.
  • “Salomon van Til (1643–1713): His Appropriation of Cartesian Tenets in His Compendium of Natural Theology.” Church History and Religious Culture 94, no. 3 (2014): 337–57.

Paper Presentations

  • “Salomon van Til (1643-1713) and the Reception of Spinoza among Late Seventeenth-Century Dutch Aristocrats,” Meeting Spinoza: Books, Letters, Networks, Personal Encounters, Utrecht (NL), 5-6 October 2017.
  • “Friendship, Covenant, and Law: The Doctrine of the Covenant of Works in Johannes Braun (1628-1708),” BEST Conference, Apeldoorn (NL), 30-31st March 2017.
  • “’Status ergo hominis fuit beatissimus’: The Doctrine of the Original State of Man in the Synopsis Purioris Theologiae (1625),” Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, Bruges (BE), 18-20th August 2016.
  • “Beyond the Era of Purer Theology: A Survey of the Abiding Impact of the Synopsis Purioris Theologiae (1625) in the Second Half of the Seventeenth Century,” Sixth RefoRC Conference, Copenhagen (DK), 26-28th May 2016.
  • “The Bible and the ‘New Science’: The Copernican Hypothesis and Dutch Cartesian Hermeneutics in the Late 17th Century,” Darkness and Illumination: the Pursuit of Knowledge in the Medieval and Early Modern World, Durham (EN), 13-17th July 2015
  • “Lux et testimonium Dei in hominis mente: The concept of conscience and its formative role in the Cartesian epistemology of Johannes Braun (1628-1708),” The Tree of Knowledge: Theories of Sciences and Arts in Central Europe, 1400−1700, Warsaw (PL), 29 May 2015.
  • “The ‘Tree of Life’: Developing Sacramental Interpretations in Reformed Orthodoxy,” NOSTER Spring PhD Conference, Soesterberg (NL), 13 April 2015.
  • “Fighting against the ‘Attacker of the Faith’: The Anti-Spinozan Polemics of Salomon van Til (1643-1713)”, Advanced Theological Studies Fellowship at TU Kampen, 2 July 2014.

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