Professor of Reformed Theology: Sources Development, and Context
Pastor in the Protestant Church in the Netherlands
Boardmember of the Reformed Political Party (SGP)
Boardmember of the Guido de Brès-Stichting, the research intitute of the Reformed Political Party
Board member of the supervisory board of the Ichthuscollege in Veenendaal
Henk van den Belt is active in research the field of Reformed Theology with particular attention to its sources, development and context and pays special attention to the relationship between religion and culture. The research serves to deepen the knowledge of the theology of the Reformed Reformation, as it a) roots in from the Scriptures, the works of the Fathers and medieval theologians, b) developed in its relation to other traditions in Western Christianity, c) was related to the context of the (early) modern culture and d) affected the later Reformed theology. The study of the history of Reformed theology contributes to contemporary Reformed theology by offering insight into its roots, its characteristics and its development, including the intrinsic tensions and specific opportunities of the Reformed position. Because scholastic Protestant orthodoxy was practiced at the universities, the research will also relate to the academic context in which the Reformed theologians worked. Undoubtedly, this also applies to the early history of the University of Groningen.
Most recent publications:
van den Belt, H. (2014). Uit de akker halen wat er in zit: Zelfontplooiing als roeping bij Klaas Schilder . Kerk en Theologie , 65 (1), 32-39.
van den Belt, H. (2013). Heilig en Alledaags: Zo spreekt God door Zijn Zoon . Credo , 40/1 , 21 - 25.
van den Belt, H. (2013). Introduction: Revisiting Calvin: Analysis, Assessment, and Reception . In Restoration Through Redemption: John Calvin Revisited. (Vol. 23, pp. 1 - 13). (Studies in reformed theology). Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff/Brill.
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