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TUA establishes a new chair in 'Theology and Music'

24 August 2021

As of 1 September 2021, the Theological University of Apeldoorn will launch a new chair in 'Theology and Music'. The chair will be held by Professor Albert Clement, who will fulfil this function together with his professorship in Musicology at Utrecht University, in which context he works at the University College Roosevelt. The chair's task is to provide interdisciplinary education and research in the area of the relationship between theology and music. This theme includes both church music from the Western world and spiritual music in general. The period covered in teaching and research extends back to the early Middle Ages. An emphasis lies on themes arising from the theology of the Reformation, including organ culture, hymnology and expressions of faith by composers. 

Chair of Christian Pedagogy from Driestar to TUA

9 June 2021

In 2016, the Executive Board of Driestar Educatief (DE) established a Chair of Christian Pedagogy and placed it as an endowed chair at Theological University of Apeldoorn (TUA). As of 1 September 2021, this will become a regular chair at TUA.

TUA master’s degree best rated in 'Keuzegids'

1 April 2021

TUA-master best beoordeeld in Keuzegids

Theologie staat in de Top 10 van meest aangeraden masters van Nederland. En de TUA-master Theologie staat bovenaan in de categorie universitaire beroepsgerichte master Theologie en Religiewetenschappen!

Call for papers 'Brokenness, sin and grace in human formation'

10 March 2021

Call for papers 'Brokenness, sin and grace in human formation'

We kindly invite you to the biannual academic conference, organised by the Theological University Apeldoorn and the Theological University Kampen. This conference was meant to be held in the summer of 2020, but was postponed because of the pandemic. The conference will be held online and is entitled ‘Brokenness, sin and grace in human formation’.

Call for Papers ‘Logic of Love’

4 March 2021

Call for Papers ‘Logic of Love’

‘God is love’ is a central Biblical notion, but what does this 'love' mean and how does it function? Theological definitions of love have discerned aspects of intentionality, emotion, disposition, relation, vulnerability and suffering. The internal logic of love differs from a logic of power. Power often is a zero-sum game: the powerful wins what the powerless loses. Love, however, evokes more love; while a lack of love results in a loss for all. In a theological sense, love is both based in the beautiful order of creation, and fruit of the Spirit who renews people eschatologically. Meanwhile, the Bible testifies to the asymmetric relation in the game of love between the mighty, living God and his people. All these aspects raise the question anew: what is the logic of love?