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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.

Hans Boersma will hold the Danforth Visiting Chair at St. Louis University from 2015-2016 and will be on sabbatical in 2016-2017. He will, however, teach during Regent College Summer Programs 2016.

Areas of expertise

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

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