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Prof EA (Erik) de Boer

Prof Erik Alexander de Boer, born 1957, served as minister in three congregations of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands and one in South Africa. Since 2008, he is teaching as Professor Extraordinary, Chair History of the Reformation at Amsterdam Free University, Lecturer in Church History at the Theological University Kampen, the Netherlands, Professor Extraordinary in Patristics at the Jonathan Edwards Centre Africa at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, and Professor h.c. at Sárospataki Református Teológiai Akadémia, Hungary.

He studied at the Theological University Kampen (1976-82), Institut fur Spatmittelalter und Reformation in Tubingen, Germany (1982-84), and earned his PhD at the Université de Genève, Swiss (1999).

His latest publications include The Genevan School of the Prophets, The congrégations of the Company of Pastors and its Influence in 16th Century Europe [Travaux d’Humanisme et Renaissance, vol 513] (Genève: Libriarie Droz, 2012), 330 pp. Forthcoming is the sister-volume: Jean Calvin, Congrégations et disputations, ed. Erik Alexander de Boer [Ioannis Calvini opera denuo rcognita, Series: Opera exegetica, vol. II/21 (Genève: Librairie Droz, 2014).

Areas of present research:

  • The history of the Heidelberg Catechism and the contribution of refugees from the Netherlands to the Palatinate.
  • The transmission of the Church Fathers in the Reformation, especially in the early work of Guido de Bres, author of the Confessio Belgica.
  • Preparing the first critical edition of John Calvin, Christianae Religionis Institutio of 1536.
  • A volume of John Calvin’s minor works from the Strasbourg years, 1538-1541.

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