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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 has also served as a pastor for several years (1994–1998). He is the author of several books, including Violence, Hospitality and the Cross: Reappropriating the Atonement Tradition (Baker Academic, 2004), Nouvelle Théologie and Sacramental Ontology: A Return to Mystery (Oxford, 2009), and Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry (Eerdmans 2011). In February 2013, he published his latest book, Embodiment and Virtue in Gregory of Nyssa: An Anagogical Approach (Oxford Early Christian Studies). 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

Courses Taught

  • THEO 607 - Systematic Theology C: The Holy Spirit, the Church, and Last Things
  • THEO 608 - History of Christian Doctrine

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 (forthcoming February 2013) Book Publication
  • Chapel Audio: A Certain Place Audio

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