prof. dr. H. van den Belt
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.
Hendrik van den Belt is was born in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands on June 8, 1971.
Professor of Reformed Theology: Sources Development, and Context on behalf of the Reformed League in the Protestant Church in the Netherlands at Groningen University.
Other present positions: 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
April 2008 – September 2012: Assistant Professor of Reformed Theology, Utrecht University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Theology, on behalf of the Reformed League in the Protestant Church in the Netherlands.
March 2006 – September 2012, Project leader of Theologia Viatorum and Assistant Professor in Systematic Theologyat the International Reformed Theological Institute, VU University Amsterdam.
June 1991 – September 2008 Pastoral assistant and pastor in several congregations in the Dutch Reforemd Church and the Protestant Church in the Netherlands.
Ph.D. (2006) in theology at Leiden University
MA (1995) in theology at Leiden University
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