Ph.D. supervision Prof. Brinkman


  • G.H. Jansen, Naar een oecumenische hermeneutiek.De hermeneutiek van Wolfhart Pannenberg belicht tegen de achtergrond van het hermeneutisch debat binnen Faith and Order vanaf 1963 tot 1993 (IIMO Research Publication 52), Zoetermeer, 365 pp. (24-5-2000, Utrecht University)
  • Ch.K. Lee, The Early Revival Movement in Korea (1903-1907): A Historical and Systematic Study (Mission 34), Zoetermeer, 215 pp. (12-11-2003, Utrecht University)
  • J. Kronenburg, Episcopus Oecumenicus: Bouwstenen voor een theologie van het bisschopsambt in een verenigde reformatorische kerk (IIMO Research Publication 62), Zoetermeer, 587 pp. (26-11-2003, Utrecht University)
  • Ph.L.Krijger, De tragiek van de schepping.Het geding rondom Marcion in de Nederlandse theologie van de twintigste eeuw, Zoetermeer, 204 pp. (31-3-2005, VU University Amsterdam)
  • S.-M. Park, The Unity of the Church. The Implications of Karl Barth’s Ecclesiology for the Korean Context, Amsterdam, 258 pp. (15-6-2005, VU University Amsterdam)
  • C. Alvarez, Sharing in God’s Mission: The Evangelical Pentecostal Union of Venezuela and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States 1960-1980, z.p.,163 pp. (10-5-2006, VU University Amsterdam)
  • S.N. Lyew, Han, Resurrection and the Question of Meaning. Exploring the Question of meaning through the Han of the Korean Minjung and Christian faith in Resurrection, Amsterdam, 331 pp. (16-1-2007, VU University Amsterdam)
  • B. Subandrijo, Eikon and Ayat. Points of Encounter between Indonesian Christian and Muslim Perspectives on Jesus, Amsterdam, 307 pp. (19-12-07, VU University Amsterdam)
  • T. Noble, Keeping the Window Open. The Theological Method of Clodovis Boff and the problem of the Alterity of the Poor, Praha, 320 pp. (24-6-2009, VU University Amsterdam, cum laude)
  • A.K. Mosher, Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Endurance. An Examination of One’ Christian’s Persistence in the Face of Evil and Injustice, Amsterdam, 127 pp. (22-12-2009, VU University Amsterdam)
  • R. Iwamony, The Reconciliatory Potential of the Pela in the Moluccas, Amsterdam, 190 pp. (08-06-2010, VU University Amsterdam)
  • A. Atiemo, Religion and Human Rights: Towards The Inculturation of Human Rights in Ghana, Amsterdam, 251 pp. (29-09-2010, VU University Amsterdam)
  • Tj. de Boer, ‘Hoe zullen we over God spreken’: De poёtische theologie van het alledaagse van Rubem Alves, 175 pp. (13-12-2010, VU University Amsterdam)
  • W. Sinninghe Damsté, Gedeelde zorg. De rol van de Nederlandse Hervormde Kerk/Protestantse Kerk in Nederland bij de bestrijding van armoede in relatie tot de overheidstaak, Purmerend 2011, 175 pp. (06-10-2011, VU)
  • C.A. Aigbadumah, Jesus the Healer. A Theological Reflection on the Role of Christology in the Growth of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Church in Nigeria, Amsterdam 2011, 201 pp. (24-11-2011)
  • A.D. Frimpong, Purity and Impurity. Menstruation and its Impact on the Role of Akan Women in the Church, Amsterdam 2011, 245 pp. (01-12-2011)


  • J.S. Rhee, Secularization and Sanctification. A Study of Karl Barth’s Doctrine of Sanctification and Its Contextual Application to the Korean Context, Amsterdam 1995, 324 pp. (20-2-1995, VU University Amsterdam)
  • T.W.Yoo, The Spirit of Liberation: Jürgen Moltmann’s Trinitarian Pneumatology, Zoetermeer 2003, 250 pp  19-9-2002, VU University Amsterdam)


  • Manasseh Adetunmibi ( Nigeria), The Abuse of the Yoruba Spiritual Heritage and its Implications on Yoruba Indigenous Churches in Nigeria
  • Bima Adi (Indonesia), A Framework for the Javanese Churches to Formulate a Contextual Systematic Theology
  • Isaac Amoah (Ghana, living in the Netherlands), Encountering God in the Land of the Missionaries: Ghanaian Mainline Protestant Churches in Germany and the Netherlands
  • Samseuck Bang (South-Korea), The Eschatological Meaning of Jesus’ resurrection as an Historical Event: A Comparative Work on W. Pannenberg and N.T. Wright
  • Foca van Beek (The Netherlands), Romanian Orthodox and Reformed Voices on Christology
  • Mujeer Dahy (Syria, living in the Netherlands), Signposts towards Christian Unity: An Oriental Perspective
  • Jan van Doleweerd (The Netherlands), De autopistie van de Schrift in de zending
  • Msizi Dube (South Africa, living in the Netherlands), The In-Between Situation of Migrant Churches: Their Plight and Their Challenges
  • Leon Everts (The Netherlands), De Israeltheologie van Vaticanum II en Schillebeeckx
  • Pieter Grove (South Africa), Contested Market Economy: An Analysis and Debate on the Presuppositions of the Vatican and WCC Documents on the Market Economy from 1990 onwards
  • Bennie Kooistra (The Netherlands), A. van de Beeks theologie: een kritische analyse
  • Changhua-Lin (Taiwan), Calvinism in Formosa (1624-1662): A Remarkable Paradigm Shift
  • Kleber Machado (Brazil), Jesus as Orixa. In Search of Theological Criteria for the Inculturated Jesus: a Protestant Approach
  • Rima Nasrallah (The Netherlands, from Lebanese descent), Women’s Liturgical Expression in the Oriental Churches: A Challenge to the Lebanese Reformed Liturgy?
  • Jemima Oluoch (Kenya), Theological and Social Transformation: A Case Study of the Redeemed Gospel Church in Nairobi
  • Verry Patty (The Netherlands, of Moluccan descent), Molukse theologie in Nederland: een zaak van bekering
  • Simon Rachmadi (Indonesia), Reformed Spirituality in Java: The Church’s ‘Fundamental Teachings’ in Relation to the Quest for a Christian Spirituality
  • Thomas Rink (Germany), A pencecostal Concept of Mission Developed Against the Backdrop of the Huntington Thesis
  • Simon Ririhena (The Netherlands, of Moluccan descent)
  • Chris Tamaela (Indonesia), Contextualization of Music and Liturgy in the Moluccan Church with special Reference to the Protestant Church of the Moluccas
  • Wahyu Wibono (Indonesia), Jesus as Kurban: Christology in the Context of Isalm in Indonesia. A Critical Analysis of Some New Indonesian Christological Approaches

Potential research projects for future Ph.D. students

  • Contextual Christology
  • Gospel and Culture
  • Creation theology
  • Theology of the Sacraments
  • Tradition Hermeneutics
  • Christology and Art (Film, Literature, etc.)
  • Ecumenical Developments (Dialogues, World Communions, etc.)
  • Dutch Twentieth-Century Theology

Interested persons are kindly invited to contact Prof. Brinkman: