Reformational Philosophy

Editorial Board




Gerrit Glas

Gerrit Glas (editor-in-chief) teaches philosophy at VU University Amsterdam, where he holds the Dooyeweerd Chair for Christian Philosophy, and at VU University Medical Center, in the Department of Anatomy and Neurosciences. He is also a psychiatrist and director of residency training in DImence Groep, institute for mental health in the province of Overijssel (NL). His main areas of interest are conceptual and normative issues at the interface between philosophy, psychiatry, neuroscience, and society.


Jeroen de Ridder

Jeroen de Ridder (managing editor) is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at VU University Amsterdam. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Delft University of Technology (2007) and M.Sc. in Systems Engineering and Policy Analysis from Delft University (2000). He specializes in epistemology, philosophy of science, and philosophy of religion. His interests include social epistemology, the nature of scientific knowledge, knowledge and democracy, the relation between science and religion, and the rationality of religious belief.


Dorette van der Tholen

Dorette van der Tholen (book review editor) is a Ph.D. student at the Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Tilburg, The Netherlands. She received an MA in Philosophy from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.


Mathanja Berger

Mathanja Berger (editorial assistant) is a postgraduate research student at VU University in the Abraham Kuyper Center’s Science beyond Scientism project. She received from VU University a Master’s degree in English Language and Culture (2005) and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy (2012). Her literary interests include Shakespeare’s tragedies, Middle English and Middle Dutch chivalric romances, and Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales; her philosophical areas of interest are epistemology, ontology, and philosophy of science


Editorial Board

Govert Buijs

Govert Buijs (VU-University Amsterdam) is Extraordinary Professor of ‘Political Philosophy and Religion’, Chair holder in the Dr. Abraham Kuyper Fund chair and is Associate Professor Political & Social Philosophy. His research interests concern the intersections between on the one hand religion, morality and worldview and on the other hand politics, society and economics. This has resulted in three research-areas: Religion and politics, morality and economics (including development ethics); Religion, morality and civil society (with special reference to Christianity).

Stephan Evans

C. Stephen Evans (Baylor University) is University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities and Professorial Fellow of Australian Catholic University. His main interests are Kierkegaard, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of the Human Sciences and Metaethics.

Henk Geertsema

Henk Geertsema (VU University Amsterdam) taught at the VU-university in Amsterdam since 1970 with an interruption of 2 years. He was connected with the Dutch L’Abri community from 1974 to 1984. He was professor of reformational philosophy at the state universities of Groningen (1984-2005) and Utrecht (1985-2005). He was holder of the Dooyeweerd-chair in philosophy at the VU-university from 1986-2005. His specialization is the philosophy of Herman Dooyeweerd, but his interests cover a wide range of topics: from the philosophy of mind to philosophical and theological hermeneutics, from the relation between faith and science to social and political philosophy, from analytical philosophers like Richard Rorty and Hilary Putnam to phenomenological thinkers like Heidegger and Gadamer.

Gordon Graham

Gordon Graham (Princeton Theological Seminary) is Henry Luce III Professor of Philosophy and the Arts, earned M.A. degrees from the University of St. Andrews and the University of Durham, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Durham. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s premier academy of letters, in 1999. He is an ordained Anglican priest, and his areas of academic interest include aesthetics, moral philosophy, philosophy of religion, and the Scottish philosophical tradition.

John Kok

John Kok (Dordt College) is Dean for Research and Scholarship and Professor of Philosophy at Dord College. Since coming to Dordt College in 1983 Dr. Kok has taught a wide variety of courses in the philosophy curriculum, including, since 1986, Philosophy/Environmental Studies 333 “Environmental Philosophy.” In addition to these and other duties, he is also the Director of the Andreas Center for Reformed Scholarship and Service, and the Managing Editor of Dordt College Press.

Willie van de Merwe

Willie van de Merwe (VU University Amsterdam) holds the chair in philosophy of religion, apologetics and encyclopedy of theology in the faculties of philosophy and theology at the VU university Amsterdam. He teaches Philosophy of Religion, Contemporary Continental Philosophy and History of Philosophy. His publications cover topics ranging from philosophy of language and hermeneutics to philosophy of religion, African philosophy and multiculturalism. He has been a fellow and/or visiting professor at the KULeuven and the University of Antwerp (Belgium), the universities of Nijmegen and Tilburg (the Netherlands) and Salzburg (Austria) and is currently a distinguished professor of the Department of Philosophy, University of Stellenbosch.

Patrick Nullens

(Evangelical Theological Faculty Leuven) is President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics at the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven, Belgium. He also leads the Institute of Ethics and Leadership, a research institute under the umbrella of the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit. Among his interests are (Fundamental) Moral Theology, Leadership Studies and ethics, Ecology and the Christian faith, John Wesley and evangelical theology, Theological anthropology and contemporary science, Ethics of Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Postmodernity and ethical argumentation.

Jan Willem Sap

Jan Willem Sap is currently associate professor in European Union Law at the VU University Amsterdam. In 2001 he was elected teacher of the year at the Vrije Universiteit. He published many books and articles in the field of European Constitutional Law and political theory. In 2003 he published a book about the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. In 2006 he was member of the National Convention on constitutional reforms in the Netherlands. He is an editor of the European Constitutional Law Review (EuConst). He is also a member of the board of the Association for Christian Lawyers and the Association for a Democratic Europe



James K.A. Smith

James K.A. Smith (Calvin College) is Professor of Philosophy at Calving College holding the Gary & Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology & Worldview. Currently he is working on various projects dealing with, what he calls, a ‘philosophical theology of culture’, Philosophy and Liturgy; Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences, Philosophy and literature, Urban Renewal and Pentecostalism.


Jan van der Stoep

Jan van der Stoep is currently professor Religion in Media and Public Space at the Department of Journalism and Communication of the Ede Christian University of Applied Science and lecturer at the Master Christian Studies of Science and Society at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He has published books and articles in the field of sociology, political philosophy and Science Technology and Society studies. He is especially interested in the public role of religion in an information society.



Marc de Vries

Marc de Vries is affiliate professor of reformational philosophy at the Delft University of Technology, professor of science education at the same institute and assistant professor of philosophy and ethics of technology at the Eindhoven University of Technology. His field of specialization is philosophical research into the nature of technological knowledge. This field is related to his previous fields of specialization: transfer of technological knowledge (educational research in technology education), use of technological knowledge in design processes (design methodology), and development of technological knowledge (history of technology)


René van Woudenberg

René van Woudenberg (VU University Amsterdam) is Professor of Epistemology and Metaphysics; The Director of the Science Beyond Scientism Project and the Abraham Kuyper Center for Science and Religion. Currently he is working on multiple projects dealing with Science beyond Scientism, Responsible Belief, Change and design. Furthermore, he researches various aspects of the epistemology and the metaphysics of the philosophy of Thomas Reid

Lambert Zuidervaart

Lambert Zuidervaart (Institute for Christian Studies) is a recognized expert in critical theory, especially the work of Theodor Adorno. His research and teaching range across continental philosophy, hermeneutics, social philosophy, and philosophy of art, with an emphasis on Kant, Hegel, Marx, Heidegger, Gadamer, and Habermas. He is currently developing a comprehensive and transformative conception of truth, in debate with prominent philosophers in both analytic and continental traditions. Lambert is also an Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty in Philosophy at the University of Toronto and a Faculty Associate of the University’s Centre for Ethics.