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Hans Boersma

J.I. Packer Professor of Theology
BEd (Christelijke Academic "Felua," Netherlands), BA (Lethbridge), MDiv (Theological College of the Canadian Reformed Churches, Hamilton), MTh, ThD (Utrecht)

Before coming to Regent in 2005, Hans Boersma taught for six years at Trinity Western University in Langley, BC (1999–2005). He also served as a pastor for several years (1994–1998). He is the author of a number of books, including Scripture as Real Presence: Sacramental Exegesis in the Early Church (Baker Academic, 2017); Sacramental Preaching: Sermons on the Hidden Presence of Christ (Baker Academic, 2016); Embodiment and Virtue in Gregory of Nyssa: An Anagogical Approach (Oxford University Press, 2013); Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry (Eerdmans 2011); Nouvelle Théologie and Sacramental Ontology: A Return to Mystery (Oxford University Press, 2009); and Violence, Hospitality and the Cross: Reappropriating the Atonement Tradition (Baker Academic, 2004).  He is also co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Sacramental Theology (Oxford University Press, 2015).  In 2018, Eerdmans will publish his latest book, Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition.

Among Hans Boersma's main theological interests are Catholic thought, the church fathers, and spiritual interpretation of Scripture. Hans Boersma and his wife Linda live in Langley, BC, where they attend the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church.


Areas of expertise

  • Church Fathers
  • Spiritual Interpretation of Scripture
  • Calvin and Calvinism
  • Sacramental Ontology
  • Catholic Theology
  • Nouvelle Théologie

Media & Publications

  • Violence, Hospitality and the Cross: Reappropriating the Atonement Tradition Book Publication
  • Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry Book Publication
  • Nouvelle Théologie and Sacramental Ontology: A Return to Mystery Book Publication
  • Theology of Culture Summer Video
  • Embodiment and Virtue in Gregory of Nyssa Book Publication
  • Chapel Audio: A Certain Place Audio
  • Divine Election: Reason for Fear or Praise? Video
  • Hard Questions Summer Video
  • Sacramental Preaching: Sermons on the Hidden Presence of Christ Book
  • Scripture as Real Presence: Sacramental Exegesis in the Early Church Book

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