PhD Supervision Prof. B.J.G. Reitsma

Current

  • E.A.Sonntag, Jesus, the Good Wasta? Understanding Christ’s Mediator Role in Light of a Contemporary Middle-Eastern Concept (Co-promotor L.J.Lietaert-Peerbolte)
  • M.J. Hölzl, Oikodomik und Martyria am Rande des Corpus Christianum: Gemeindewachstum und Christuszeugnis in den klassischen Freikirchen als Erweckungsbewegungen von der Reformation bis zur Postmoderne
  • Co-Promotor with Prof. Dr. M. Brinkman: M.Dahy, Signposts towards Church Unity: An Oriental Perspective
  • Mark Hausfeld, field of Christian theological perspectives/approaches to Islam (with Prof. dr. C. van der Laan)

Potential research areas and themes for future PhD students

Overall research area: Developing a Christian theology in the context of Islam.

It is the intention to start a series of books on theological themes that are important in the context of islam and PhD projects might be included in this series. Themes include the fields of:

  • Theological interpretation of Islam
  • Christian responses to Islam (between demonization and syncretism)
  • Reading the Bible in the context of Islam
  • Crucial issues in the encounter of Christianity and Islam, like:
    • missiological themes,
    • themes related to violence,
    • Christians as minorities (dhimmy’s) in the context of Islam,
    • Biblical theological contributions to developments in the Middle East,
    • Martyrdom.
  • the Church in the context of Islam
  • The cross and the sword
  • Power or minority
  • Persecution and suffering
Persons interested are kindly invited to contact Prof. Bernhard Reitsma, b.j.g.reitsma@vu.nl