dr. J van de Kamp

Associate Professor in Church History

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Associate Professor in Church History at the Hersteld Hervormd Seminary, based at the Faculty of Religion and Theology of the Vrije Unversiteit (VU) Amsterdam

Director of the Research Center Puritanism and Piety (ReCePP)

Grants

Jan has received several prestigious grants, by which he has gained much international experience. In 2013, he was awarded an 'Excellence Initiative' grant from the Federal German Government for a postdoc project at the University of Bremen on religious change in the city of Bremen around 1500. This research resulted in a 'Habilitation' (or 2nd book). Furthermore, Jan obtained grants from EU Horizon 2020, the German Ministry for Culture and Media and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.

Research

Jan´s main research topics include theology and spirituality in Early Modern Europe, more specifically devotional writings and their circulation, as well as Reformation history.

Being a supervisor of PhDs, Jan welcomes applications from prospective PhD students whose intended research relates to his current research interests.

Jan obtained his Ph.D. in theology in 2011 at the VU with a dissertation on translations of devotional literature and the role of networks in the late 17th century (published 2020 in the series Beiträge zur historischen Theologie, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen).

He publishes in a range of international journals, such as Archiv für ReformationsgeschichteReformation & Reformation Review, companions, such as Evangelische Spiritualität (ed. P. Zimmerling) and in academic volumes. Moreover, he is editor of Studies in Puritanism and PietyTijdschrift voor Nederlandse Kerkgeschiedenis and Documentatieblad Nadere Reformatie and has published many articles of popular scholarship.

Key Publications

‘Networks and translation within the Republic of Letters. The case of Theodore Haak (1605-1690)’, in: Sietske Fransen, Niall Hodson and Karl Enenkel (eds.), Translating Early Modern Science, Leiden etc., Brill, 2017, 41-64.

‘Reformed and Lutheran Responses to Richard Baxter: Theological Heterodoxy and the Synod of Dort’, in: Reformation & Renaissance Review 22.2 (2020), 148–157.

‘Ein frühes reformiert-pietistisches Netzwerk in der Kurpfalz in der ersten Hälfte des 17. Jahrhunderts’ (An early Reformed Pietistic network in the Palatinate in the first half of the 17th century), in: Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte 103 (2012), 238–265.

Übersetzungen von Erbauungsliteratur und die Rolle von Netzwerken am Ende des 17. Jahrhunderts (Translation of Devotional Literature and the Role of Networks at the End of the Seventeenth Century) (Beiträge zur historischen Theologie, 195), Tübingen, Mohr Siebeck, 2020 (dissertation).

Das Denkbuch des Bremer Bürgermeisters Daniel von Büren des Älteren 1490-1515. In Verbindung mit der Historischen Gesellschaft Bremen herausgegeben vom Staatsarchiv Bremen (diary of Bremen's mayor Daniel von Büren the Elder 1490-1515), Bremen, Staatsarchiv Bremen, 2021. Edited by Adolf. E. Hofmeister and me (´Habilitation' or 2nd book).

Kerkgeschiedenis voor iedereen (church history for popular scholarship), Utrecht, KokBoekencentrum, 2020. Co-authored with Almatine Leene.

Ancillary activities

  • Stichting Studie der Nadere Reformatie | Zoetermeer | Bestuurder | 2017-10-01 - present

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Academic qualification

Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Award Date: 19 Apr 2012

Keywords

  • BR Christianity
  • Reformation; confessionalization; Puritanism; Pietism; Dutch Further Reformation
  • BT Doctrinal Theology
  • DD Germany
  • DA Great Britain
  • DH Netherlands (The Low Countries)
  • E151 United States (General)

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