PhD Supervision Dr A. Goudriaan

Potential research areas and themes for future PhD students

  • Interdisciplinary aspects of historical theology, in particular the relationships between theology and the different branches of philosophy, and between theology and legal thought;
  • Patristic and early modern (Reformed) ideas, including ideas concerning disciplines such as ethics, homiletics, practical, and polemical theology, and historical reflections on the so-called encyclopedia of theology;
  • The reception of Church Fathers, especially in the early modern period;
  • The reception of medieval scholastics in the early modern period;
  • Arminian thought;
  • The Reformed critique of Socinianism – its main concepts and historical development;
  • Aspects of the Synod of Dordt (1618-1619);
  • Gisbertus Voetius (1589-1676) and congenial theologians (Johannes Hoornbeeck, Andreas Essenius, Melchior Leydekker, Leonard Ryssenius, Gisbertus Cocq, et al.).

Persons interested are kindly invited to contact Dr. Goudriaan, a.goudriaan@vu.nl