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Prof. van den Brink holds the Chair of Theology & Science at the Faculty of Religion and Theology. His research is mainly focused on the interface of Christian theology 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 three projects: (1) the way in which evolutionary theory coheres with classical theistic beliefs, esp. in the Reformed tradition; (2) the nature and future of theology as an academic discipline. This first project issued in his book 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; (3) Theological anthropology in the Anthropocene: to what extent are traditional ways of thinking in theological anthropology still useful in facing the challenges of the Anthropocene (like global climate change) and what new ways of theological thinking may be required?


Prof. van den Brink is a Fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR) and a member of the Center for Theological Inquiry (Princeton, NJ). He also participates in the Abraham Kuyper Center for Science and the Big Questions at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. During the academic year 2021-2022, he will spend a semester as Visiting Fellow of the Henry Center for Theological Understanding (HCTU) at Trinity International University, Deerfield IL.


* 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 | Voorzitter | 2016-01-05 - present
  • Theologia Reformata | Bilthoven | Redactielid | 2018-03-12 - present
  • North-West University | Potchefstroom | Buitengewoon onderzoeker | 2019-12-01 - present
  • Protestantse Kerk in Nederland | Utrecht | Voorganger | 2020-01-01 - present

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