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Prof. van den Brink holds the University Research Chair for Theology & Science at the Faculty of Theology. His research is mainly focused on the interface of Christian faith and the natural sciences, but Van den Brink also participates in wider debates on the relationship between science and religion. His current research is concentrated on two projects: (1) the way in which evolutionary theory coheres with classical theistic beliefs; (2) the nature and future of theology as an academic discipline. This first project issues in his Reformed Theology and Evolutionary Theory (Grand Rapids 2020), a precursor of which appeared in Dutch in 2017. The output of the second project is mainly in the form of scholarly papers and contributions to conferences.

Next to this, Prof. Van den Brink is Head of the Department of Beliefs & Practices, spending ca. half of his time doing administration.


* Science, Religion and Theology

* Systematic Theology

* Christian Theology and Evolutionary Theory

* Theology, Religious Studies and the Philosophy of Science

* Philosophical and Theological Hermeneutics 

Ancillary activities

  • Begeleidingscommissie UItgave Verzameld Werk A.A .van Ruler | Amsterdam | President | 2016-01-05 - present
  • Protestantse Kerk in Nederland | Utrecht | Leader of worship services | 2016-05-01 - present
  • Theologia Reformata | Bilthoven | Member Editorial Board | 2018-03-12 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Gijsbert van den Brink is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Evolutionary Theory Arts & Humanities
Deity Arts & Humanities
Pneumatology Arts & Humanities
Pathway Arts & Humanities
Theology Arts & Humanities
Doctrine Arts & Humanities
Christian Faith Arts & Humanities
Trinity Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2004 2019

Believing in the Holy Spirit Today

van den Brink, G. (ed.), van Staalduine-Sulman, E. (ed.) & Wisse, P. M. (ed.), 2019, The Spirit is Moving: New Pathways in Pneumatology: Studies Presented to Professor Cornelis van der Kooi on the Occasion of His Retirement. Brill, p. 1-20 20 p. 1. (Studies in Reformed Theology; vol. 38).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Holy Spirit

Between Providence and Choice Biography: An Account of Divine Guidance from a Reformed Perspective

van der Knijff, C., 24 Jun 2019, Kampen: Brevier. 386 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research external, graduation externalAcademic

Duplex Regnum Christi: Christ’s Twofold Kingdom in Reformed Theology

Beeke, J. D., 28 Mar 2019, 299 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research external, graduation externalAcademic

Open Access
Reformed Theology

Geloof en evolutie: zijn christenen op weg naar consensus?

van den Brink, G., 4 Oct 2019, En God zag dat het goed was: Christelijk geloof en evolutie in 25 cruciale vragen. den Boer, W., Fransen, R. & Peels, R. (eds.). Kampen: Summum Academic Publications, p. 341-360 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

How Theology Stopped Being Regina Scientiarum: - and How Its Story Continues

van den Brink, G., 2019, In : Studies in Christian Ethics. 32, 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Human Knowledge

Activities 2008 2018

  • 31 Lecture / Presentation
  • 3 Editorial work
  • 2 Hosting an academic visitor
  • 1 Conference

Evolution and Christianity: A Survey of the Issues

G. van den Brink (Speaker)
27 Aug 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

E.M. Conradie

G. van den Brink (Host)
1 Oct 201831 Jan 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

Theology at the University: from Queen to Quixotic?

G. van den Brink (Invited speaker)
25 Jun 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Theology amongst the Sciences

G. van den Brink (Invited speaker)
12 Jul 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Sin, Science, and Sustainability

G. van den Brink (Speaker)
16 Nov 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Press / Media


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Geloof en wetenschap

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