Prof. dr. H.J. Selderhuis

Prof. dr. H.J. Selderhuis

Professor of Church History and Church Law

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Short cv

Herman Johan Selderhuis was born in Enschede on 21 May 1961. In that city he went to the Ichthuscollege, where he obtained the diploma Atheneum-A in 1979. After a two-year preparatory course in classical languages, he studied theology at the Theological University of Apeldoorn from 1981, where he passed the candidate exam. At the beginning of 1988, also in Apeldoorn, he took the doctoral exam (old style) in Church History. From 1987 to 1992 he was pastor of the Christian Reformed Church of Hengelo. From 1992 to 1997 he was associated with the Christian Reformed Church of Zwolle. He received his doctorate on 21 January 1994 and was inaugurated on 23 January 1997.


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  • Rector TUA
  • Professor of Church History and Church Polity
  • Director Refo500
  • President Reformation Research Consortium (RefoRC)
  • Director Coram Deo Program
  • Member Wissenschaftlicher Beirat Melanchthon Akademie Bretten
  • Kuratoriumsmitglied Martin Luther Stiftung Erfurt
  • President Luther Heritage Foundation
  • Member Executive Board RESILIENCE
  • Member Executive Board ReIReS
  • Member Executive Committee European Academy of Religion
  • Member Board of Directors Greenwich School of Theology
  • President Board of Members Insurancecompany Donatus
  • Columnist Reformatorisch Dagblad
  • Member Beirat Zeitschrift für Rechtsgeschichte-Kanonistische Abteilung
  • Seniorresearcher Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion (NOSTER)  
  • Member Advisory Board Lumen: Interdisciplinary center for Lutheran Theology and Confessional Societies, Aarhus University
  • Member Beirat Theologische Fakultät Universität Jena
  • Co-editor Princeton Theological Studies
  • Co-editor Studies in Early Modern Religious Reforms (Springer)
  • Editor-in-chief bookseries Reformed Historical Theology (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht)
  • Editor-in-chief bookseries Refo500 Academic Studies (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht)
  • Editor-in-chief bookseries Law & Religion ( Brill/Schöningh)
  • Editor-in-chief bookseries  Kunst und Konfession ( Schnell+Steiner)