Publications | Lectures – Academic and Professional (from 1991)

1991a “Ein Bericht aus Holland. Ernst Troeltschs Sicht der Theologie und seine soziohistorische Analyse der Moderne”, 27 September, Augsburg, 4. internationaler Kongress der Ernst Troeltsch Gesellschaft.

1991b “Theologie en natuurwetenschap. Een pleidooi voor een boedelscheiding”, 24 October, Free University Amsterdam.

1993a “Ernst Troeltschs Typologie ‘Kirche, Sekte, Mystik’“, 12 May, München, Hauptseminar: Troeltschs “Soziallehren”.

1993b “Entfesselter Pluralismus oder wie ein liberaler Ironiker [Rorty] sich ohne Begründung, aber dennoch hoffnungsvoll auf dem Weg eines endloses Gesprächs begibt”, 8 June, München, Oberseminar T. Rendtorff.

1994a Comments on Vincent Brümmer, The Model of Love (Cambridge U.P. 1993), 18 June, Utrecht, Working Group Philosophy of Religion.

1994b “Forschungsbericht: Zwischen Soziologie und Theologie. Troeltschs Typen der religiösen Gemeinschaftsbildung: Kirche, Sekte, Mystik”, Forschungskolloquium: Aktuelle Probleme der Troeltsch-Deutung, 25 September, Augsburg.

1994c “Jeder für sich und Gott für uns alle. Die Verflüchtigung des freisinnigen Protestantismus in den Niederlanden”, 26 September, Augsburg, 5. internationaler Kongress der Ernst Troeltsch Gesellschaft.

1994d Comments on H.M. Vroom, Geen andere goden. Christelijk geloof in gesprek met boeddhisme, hindoeïsme em islam (Kampen: Kok, 1993), 17 December, Utrecht, First Meeting of the Dutch Society for Philosophy of Religion.

1996a “Aan de grenzen van het weten. Godsdienstwijsbegeerte in Groningen in de tweede helft van de negentiende eeuw”, 13 January, Groningen.

1996b “Afscheid van Domineesland”, 19 April, Naaldwijk, Meeting of the Ministers of the Society of Liberal Protestants in South Holland.

1997 “Transforming Theology. The Institutionalization of the Science of Religion in the Netherlands”, 22 May, Amsterdam, Conference “Religion in the Making. The Emergence of the Sciences of Religion”.

1998a “Sacrificium intellectus? Geloven in de moderne tijd”, 15 May, Uytenbogaert. Remonstrants centrum voor religie en cultuur, Den Haag.

1998b “At a Cross-roads. The Rise Of Dutch Science of Religion in International Perspective”, 17 September, Symposium 100 Years of History of Religion in Norway, Oslo.

1998c “Ernst Troeltsch on Religion and Modernity”, 22 September, Oslo (Course Religion and Modernity, Department of Cultural Studies).

1998d “Geloven tegen beter weten in”, 9 October 1998, Utrecht.

1999a “Geloven en Weten”, 4 March, Evangelische Hogeschool, Amersfoort.

1999b “‘Wider den Zeitgeist’. Bemerkungen zur Gedankenwelt von Isaäc Da Costa”, zweite Emder Tagung zur Geschichte des reformierten Protestantismus, 17-19 October, Emden.

1999c “Beyond Presentism: Two Dutch Examples”, paper AAR/SBL, Annual Meeting, Boston, 20-23 November, History of the Study of Religion Group.

2000a “Ein standfester Mensch. Bemerkungen zum theologischen, moralischen und intellektuellen Werdegang von Heinrich Scholz”, Scholz Kolloquium, Münster, 23-25 March.

2000b “The Future of Religion: A Retrospective”, 13th Biennial European Conference on the Philosophy of Religion, Järvenpää, 25-28 August 2000.

2001a “De opkomst van de godsdienstwetenschap in Nederland”, research group Religieuze Symbolen, Groningen, 10 January.

2001b “Praktische Theologie und Religionssoziologie in den Niederlanden”, Conference Praktische Theologie und protestantische Kultur in Berlin. Internationale wissenschaftliche Fachtagung, 22-24 June, Berlin (Theologische Fakultät Berlin).

2002a “Cornelis Petrus Tiele: Theoloog, godsdienstwetenschapper en letterkundige”, Opening of the Exhibition on C.P. Tiele in the Leiden University Library, 11 January, Leiden.

2002b “Cornelis Petrus Tiele en de godsdienstwetenschap”, Workshop on Tiele, 12 January, Rotterdam (Historische Commissie van de Remonstrantse Broederschap).

2002c “Religion in the Netherlands”, Course Dutch Studies University of Groningen, 13 february, Groningen (also delivered in 2003, etc.)

2002d „Bijbel als heilig boek”, Holy Books, Boekwurk Leeuwarden, 22 February, Leeuwarden.

2002e “‘Geen bijbelcultus, geen bijbel als reliek’. De bijbel in het negentiende-eeuwse Nederlandse protestantisme”, Workshop Material Christianity, 7-8 March, Groningen.

2002f “Small Talk about Religion: A Troeltschean Perspective”, Conference Alternative Masternarratives of Religion in the Modern World, 25-27 April, Amsterdam.

2002g “De Bijbel als vorm van materieel christendom”, Workshop of the Groningen and Kampen Faculties of Theology, 22 May, Drachten.

2002h “De uitvinding van de godsdienstgeschiedenis. Methodologische opmerkingen bij de geschiedschrijving van de godsdienstwetenschap”, Colloquium dr. Lourens van den Bosch, 27 September, Groningen.

2002i “Exhibiting Religion. the 1883 Colonial and Export Trade Exhibition in Amsterdam”, 30 October, Graduate Centre of the Faculty of Arts, Groningen.

2002j “Religion at the 1883 Colonial and Export Trade Exhibition in Amsterdam”, AAR, Toronto, 22-25 November.

2002k “Auf der Suche nach dem Nordpol? Theologie als normative Religionswissenschaft”, Graduiertenkurs über Ernst Troeltschs Absolutheitsschrift, 6-8 December, Basel.

2003a “De bijbel in het negentiende-eeuwse Nederlandse protestantisme”, 28 February Historical Society, Groningen.

2003b „Die Anfragen von Heinrich Scholz”, Karl Barth in Deutschland (1921-1935): Aufbruch – Klärung – Widerstand. Internationales Symposion Johannes a Lasco Bibliothek, 1-4 May, Emden.

2003c “The Rhetorics and Politics of the Conversion of Isaac da Costa”, International Conference Cultures of Conversion, 21-24 May, Groningen.

2003d “‘Tweede-hands Werk. Pierre Daniel Chantepie de la Saussaye als godsdiensthistoricus”, 3 June, Lindeboom Society, Jorwert.

2004a “Warum machen wir Troeltsch-Forschung?”, 8. Internationaler Kongress der Ernst-Troeltsch-Gesellschaft, Berlin, 26-29 February.

2004b “Introduction Talal Asad”, research group „Religious Symbols“, Groningen, 26 April.

2004c “Vrijzinnige Theologie aan het begin van de 21e eeuw. Een terugblik” [Liberal Theology at the Start of the 21th Century. A Retrospective], 70th Anniversary of the Working Group for Modern Theology, Amersfoort, 15 November.

2005a “Presentatie over de opkomst van de Nederlandse Godsdienstwetenschap” [The Emergence of Dutch Science of Religion], Groningen Research School for the Humanities, Groningen, 14 January.

2005b “Ernst Troeltsch’s Lasting Contribution to the Historiography of Protestantism”, AAR, Philadelphia, 19-22 November.

2006a “Abraham Kuypers cultuurprotestantisme”, Historical Society, Groningen, 24 February.

2006b “Versäulung in den Niederlanden: Begriff, Theorie, lieu de mémoire“, Tagung Arbeitskreis für moderne Sozialgeschichte, Bochum, 17-19 April.

2006c “De geschiedenis van kerk en religie in Nederland“, Congres Religie versus Kerk? Twee historische handboeken [The History of Church and Religion in the Netherlands. Conference Religion versus Church?], Society for Dutch Church History, Utrecht, 13 May.

2006d Presentation of Molendijk: The Emergence of the Science of Religion in the Netherlands (Brill, 2005), Meeting Centre for Religious Studies, Groningen, 23 June.

2006e “The Historiography of Modern Theology”, AAR, Washington, D.C., 18-21 November.

2007a “Verzuiling als lieu de mémoire”, Lindeboom Society, Groningen, 23 January.

2007b “Der Kampf um die Religionsdeutung”, 9. Internationaler Kongress der Ernst-Troeltsch-Gesellschaft, Erfurt, 7-9 March.

2007c “Protestantism, the Supernatural and the Material. A Response to Freddie Rokem”, Conference “Things”. The Future of the Religious Past, Amsterdam, 11-12 June.

2007d “The Notion of the ‘Sacred’”, Expert Meeting Re-inventing Ritual Space in Modern Western Culture, Groningen, 25-26 October.

2008a “What Do We Talk About When We Talk About ‘Religion?’”, “Talking about Thinking about Religion”: Presentation Hent de Vries (ed.), Religion: Beyond a Concept, Fordham 2008, at the Greenwich Barnes & Noble, New York, 22 February.

2008b “’A Squeezed-Out Lemon Peel’. Abraham Kuyper on Modernism”, Conference “Religion and Modernism in the Low Countries 1840-1940. A Comparative Approach”, Leuven, 10-12 April.

2008c “Abraham Kuyper as a Modern Theologian”, Lecture University of Stanford, CA, 8 May.

2008d “A Challenge to Philosophy of Religion”, Colloquium University of Stanford, CA, 9 May.

2008e “Neocalvinist Culture Protestantism. Abraham Kuyper’s Stone Lectures”, Colloquium Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, N.J., 28 May.

2008f “Religion in the Modern World”, Current Affairs, Dept. International Affairs & Communication, Hanze Hogeschool, Groningen, 11 September.

2008g “Religieus Radicalisme? Isaäc da Costa’s Bezwaren tegen de Geest der Eeuw”, Ubbo Emmius Congress “Religieus Radicalisme en Politiek” [Religious Radicalism & Politics], Groningen, 10 October.

2008h “’Non-Binding Talk’. The Fate of Friedrich Schleiermacher’s Concept of Historical-Empirical Dogmatics”, Conference “Schleiermacher, the Study of Religion, and the Future of Theology: A Transatlantic Dialogue”, University of Chicago, 29 October – 3 November.

2008i “’God Made the Country, and Man Made the Town’. Some Observations of the Place of Religion in the Western (Post)Modern City”, conference “Religion, Politics and the Postsecular City”, Groningen, 12-15 November.

2008j “Kuyper, Koch en het rijke, gereformeerde leven” (about Jeroen Koch, Abraham Kuyper. Een biografie, Amsterdam 2006), “Religion and Biography”, Groningen, 16 December.

2009a “Gerardus van der Leeuws Fenomenologie”, Historical Society, Groningen, 30 January.

2009b „’Mine’. The Rhetoric of Abraham Kuyper“, „Words“. International Conference NWO Programme „The Future of the Religious Past“, Groningen, 15-16 June.

2009c Response „Scattered Remarks on Religion and Liberalisme in America“, Conference Cultures of American Religion Liberalism, Yale University, New Haven. 24-26 September.

2009d „Vrijzinnigheid ruim opgevat. Johannes Lindebooms Geschiedenis van het Vrijzinnig Protestantisme“, Colloquium at the occasion of the retirement of Professor Eric H. Cossee, Groningen, 2 October.

2009e „Religie in Nederland|“, Protestant Congregation (PKN) Eelde – Paterswolde, 2 November.

2011a „The Notion of the ‚Sacred’“, Lecture Käte Hamburger Kolleg, Bochum, 17 January.

2011b „’To Unite Religion against all Irreligion’. The 1893 World Parliament of Religions“, Presentation Käte Hamburger Kolleg, Bochum, 31 January.

2011c „The Light of Asia. Buddhism as a ‘World Religion’”, Workshop Formation Religious Studies in Asia, IKGF Bochum, 4 February.

2011d „’Religion’ in the Emerging Science of Religion“, Conference The Making of Religions in Modern Societies. Dialectics Between Language and Institutionalization, Käte-Hamburger-Kolleg, Ruhruniversity Bochum, 9-11 February.

2011e “Auf einen unsichtbaren Grat. Nebensächliches zu Karl Barths Auseinandersetzungen über Theologie als Wissenschaft in den zwanziger und frühen dreissiger Jahren des 20. Jahrhunderts”, 29. Karl-Barth-Tagung in den Niederlanden: “Orte der Theologie. Ein Versuch zeitgenössischer Erkundungen”, Driebergen, 9-11 March.

2012a Het Wereldparlement van Religies te Chicago (1893), Historisch Genootschap, Groningen, 30 January.

2012b Theology Unbound. The Fading Away of a Classical Discipline, Nancy Taylor Williamson Distinguished Scholars Conference “Global and Ecumenical Perspectives on Theology in Service to the Church”, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas, March 8-10.

2012c “Die Verklärung der herrnhutischen Gemeinde”. Ernst Troeltsch über Friedrich Schleiermacher, Internationale Tagung “Die aufgeklärte Religion und ihre Probleme”, Berlin, March 18-21.

2013a The Worldparliament of Religions in Chicago (1893), Kerkhistorisch Gezelschap, Utrecht, January 7.

2013b The Sacred Books of the East, Presentation at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS), Wassenaar, February 25.

2013c Seminar with Mohammad Mojahedi on Describing Political Violence: Is a Secular Versus Religious Distinction Useful?, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS), Wassenaar, May 28.

2013d The Heat of Change. Religious Studies and Theology in the Netherlands at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century, Symposium Past Trajectories – New Directions.The Study of Religion Today, Utrecht University, September 18.

2014a De plaats van de bijbel in het protestantse gezin [The role of the Bible in the Protestant Family], Symposium Kinderkerk en kinderpreek. Geloofsopvoeding in het negentiende-eeuwse protestantse Nederland [Children’s Church and Sermons. Religious Education in Nineteenth-Century Netherlands], Utrecht, January 10

2014b Tua res agitur. Gerardus van der Leeuw en de Godsdienstfenomenologie [Gerardus van der Leeuw and the Phenomenology of Religion], 400 jaar Groninger theologie in het publieke domein. Symposium Kerkhistorisch Gezelschap, Groningen, June 16.

2014c Friedrich Max Müller’s Sacred Books of the East, Expert Colloquium “Academic Knowledge about Asian Religions in Nineteenth-Century Europe. The Case of Friedrich Max Müller and his Asian Interlocutors”, Heidelberg, 14-15 November .

2014d My Academic Autobiography, Meeting Graduate School PThU, Groningen, November 18.

2015a “FORGOTTEN BIBLES. Max Müller’s Edition of the Sacred Books of the East”,  Friedrich Max Mueller and the Role of Philology in Victorian Thought. An International Conference at the German Historical Institute, London, April 16-18.

2015b Response, “Enemy within? The appeal of the discipline of sociology to religious professionals in postwar Britain”, Jeremy Morris, Cambridge, Trinity College, Workshop “Religious sociology in Postwar Europe, 1945-1970”, Groningen, June 11.

2015c  Translating the Orient. The Edition of the Sacred Books of the East and the Reversal of Authority, KNAW Akademie Colloquium “Making Sense of  Religious Texts:  Patterns of Agency, Synergy and Identity”, The Trippenhuis, Royal Netherlands  Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Amsterdam, October 27-29.

2016a  De historiografie in de studie van Susanne Hennecke – Visser ‘t Hooft & Karl  Barth, Conference “Een kleine eeuw Barth-receptie in Nederland”, Apeldoorn, January 21.

2016b  Multiple Personae. The Case of Friedrich Max Müller (1823-1900), Conference “The Persona of the Oriental Scholar (1870-1930)”, Leiden, January 28-29.

2016c  Presentation of recent articles, ECR-Workgroup “The Bible and Antiquity in the 19th  century”, Cambridge, February 16.

2016d  Friedrich Max Müller and the Sacred Books of the East, Conference “Orientalism and  its Institutions in the Nineteenth Century”, European Research Council funded           collaborative research project “The Bible and Antiquity in Nineteenth Century  Culture”, based at the Center for Research in Arts, Social Science and Humanities  (CRASSH), Cambridge, February 18.

2016e  “‘We are not the only people who have a Bible’. The impact of Max Müller’s  Sacred Books of the East series on the conceptualisation of ‘religion”’, International  conference “The Uses of ‘Religion’ in 19th Century Studies” at the Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco (TX), March 16-19.

2016f   H.M. Kuitert. “Een onafwendbare inhaalmanoeuvre”, Symposium “Een VU-theoloog die verder keek. Harry Kuitert, zijn theologie en de samenleving”, VU Amsterdam,             November 24.

2016g  Friedrich Max Müller and the Sacred Books of the East, ACRH Seminar, VU  Amsterdam, December 6.