I studied theology at the VU University in Amsterdam, where I received his doctorate degree for a historical study on ethical theology (1870-1920). I am currently writing about Dutch-Hungarian relations during the Interbellum. Since 2018 I am a research assistant at the Neo-Calvinism Research Institute of the Theological University in Kampen.
I hold the Kooiman-Boendermaker Chair for Luther and the history of (Dutch) Lutheranism at Theological University Kampen. My current research focuses on topics related to a Dutch Lutheran confessional and religious identity, e.g. the organization of the Lutheran congregations, their religious life and practices, construction of lieux de mémoire and confessional identity markers.Personal page
A musicologist and an early modernist, my areas of expertise include the history and theology of Christian music, ethics and spirituality of music, music as rhetoric, and music and religious education, with a special focus on the Reformation and Renaissance humanism. I am the author of Humanism and the Reform of Sacred Music in Early Modern England (2008), The Renaissance Ethics of Music (2015) and The Praise of Musicke 1586 (2017).Personal page
Gert van Klinken
I teach Church History at the Protestant University (PThU) in Amsterdam en Groningen. I published on the history of Jewish and Protestant communities in the Netherlands, both Orthodox and Liberal. I am presently preparing a history of the Protestant kibbutz Nes Ammim in Israel.Personal page
Dr. theol., Tübingen, I am working as an independent researcher in the field of Medieval and Reformation Theology, with specific attention for the history of exegesis. My main scholarly activity at the moment is the preparation of a critical edition of a next volume of John Calvin’s Correspondence, as well as a critical edition of Calvin’s sermons on the Psalms (both for the COR-series).
Having studied history and religious studies in Utrecht and Brussels, I obtained my PhD at the University of Groningen in 2017 (commercial edition of my dissertation: The Eclipse of Liberal Protestantism in the Netherlands, Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2019). I have been a lecturer in the cultural history of Christianity at the universities of Groningen and Leiden since 2013 and a research fellow of the Centre of Religious History Studies at the Catholic University of Portugal since 2018. My main research interest is the history of early modern and modern Dutch Christianity from a global perspective.
I have worked at the Protestant Theological University. Since 2018 I am retired as extraordinarily professor for diaconia. Among other things I study and publish about church and society from the late nineteenth century up until now and also about christian-socialism and christian-pacifism.