About me

I’m a protestant minister, living and working in the Netherlands. I studied theology with a specialization in Philosophy of Religion in Utrecht. However, since I’m working as a pastor, I focused on the theology of the Lord’s Supper as a special field of interest. I’m writing my thesis about Calvin’s sermons related to the Lord’s Supper (supervisor: Wim Janse, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). A time-consuming project…

The name of this blog, ‘Qualitative Theology’, doesn’t sound quite modest, but there is a reason for that. ‘Qualitive’ intends to be an allusion to the great quality of the theological tradition of the Church, reaching from Augustine to Calvin and from Duns Scotus to Karl Barth and further.

Dutch happens to be a language with relatively few speakers. That’s the reason that this blog is written in English, although, as you may have understood by now, I’m not a native speaker.

Arjen  Terlouw


3 thoughts on “About me

  1. Arjen– You might like to know that the teaching faculty here at Trinity School for Ministry (Episcopal-Anglican) is reading Torrance’s introduction from “The School of Faith” this summer. We are particularly interested in his understanding of the Eucharist (George Hunsinger drew some of our attention to this in his recent book on ecumenical theology). But I think the Introduction is also quite valuable in its critique of various ‘sins of omission’ and ‘commission’ in classic Reformed theology–most especially his points concerning the Incarnation and the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. His initial series of comments on dialogical method, on the pedagogy of catechesis, etc. are also quite valuable. I am delighted with your blog and your comments on this lesser known work by Torrance.

  2. I should have mentioned that Trinity School for Ministry is located in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, USA and is near Pittsburgh. I am the associate professor for church history. For the time being I am especially interested in the history of catechesis.

  3. Philip, that’s is certainly true: Torrance’ Introduction indeed offers a shortlist of ‘omissions’ or (to put it more friendly) topics that need more attention in church and theology. I will check out the book of Hunsinger. Thanks for visiting and commenting!

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