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
  • Director, Refo500 (remunerated)
  • Scientific curator, Johannes a Lasco Bibliothek Emden (remunerated)
  • President, International Congress on Calvin Research (President)
  • Member, Wissenschaftlicher Beirat Melanchthon Academy Bretten
  • Kuratoriumsmitglied Martin Luther Stiftung Erfurt
  • President, Reformation Research Consortium (RefoRC)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Gesellschaft für de Geschichte des reformierten Protestantism (Society for the History of Reformed Protestantism)
  • Chairman, Member's Council of the insurance company Donatus
  • Senior researcher at the Dutch Research School for Theology and Religious Studies (NOSTER)
  • Member, Church Historical Society
  • Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Early Modern Christianity (De Gruyter)
  • Member, Advisory Board Lumen: Interdisciplinary centre for Lutheran Theology and Confessional Societies, Aarhus Universitet
  • Member, Beirat Theological Fakultät Universität Jena Editorial Member Princeton Theological Studies
  • Editor, Studies in Early Modern Religious Reforms (Springer)
  • Editor in chief of the book series Reformed Historical Theology (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht)
  • Editor in chief of the book series Refo500 Academic Studies (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht)
  • Editor-in-chief of the History and Theology book series (Kok, Utrecht)