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Hans Boersma

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

Hans Boersma was the J. I. Packer Professor of Theology from 2005–2019. Before coming to Regent, he taught for six years at Trinity Western University in Langley, BC from 1999–2005. He also served as a pastor for several years (1994–1998). He is the author of a number of books, including Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition (Eerdmans, 2018); 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).  

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. They attend  Saint Matthew's Anglican Church in Abbotsford, BC.

Areas of expertise

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

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