Herman Selderhuis

Herman Selderhuis (born 21 May 1961) is a Dutch theologian.

Herman Selderhuis
Born (1961-05-21) 21 May 1961 (age 59)
Alma materTheological University of Apeldoorn
OccupationTheologian, historian, scientist
Theological work
Tradition or movementReformed Christianity


He was born on 21 May 1961. He grew up in a family that was not involved with the church. At the age of 15, he began attending church services and was subsequently baptized and joined the Christian Reformed Churches. He attended the grammar school at the Ichthus College in his hometown, Enschede. From 1981 to 1988 he studied theology at the Theological University of Apeldoorn of the Christian Reformed Churches. His doctoral exam was on Church History. Selderhuis was minister of the Christian Reformed Church in Hengelo from 1987 until 1992. The following five years he was minister of the Christian Reformed Church in Zwolle. He graduated in 1994 on the subject of Martin Bucer on Marriage and Divorce. In January 1997 he became Professor of Church History and Church Law at the Theological University in Apeldoorn.[1][2] [3]


He is currently professor of church history and church polity at the Theological University of Apeldoorn.[4] He also served as the academic curator of the John Lasco Library (Emden, Germany) from 2010 - 2017and is president of the International Calvin Congress.[4] [5] He is also director of Refo500, the international platform for knowledge, expertise, ideas, products and events, specializing in the 500 year legacy of the Reformation.[6]


Some of his books are:[7]

  • John Calvin: A Pilgrim's Life
  • Selderhuis, Herman (2009). The Calvin Handbook. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. ISBN 978-0-8028-6230-3.
  • Marriage and Divorce in the Thought of Martin Bucer
  • Handbook of Dutch Church History
  • Calvin's Theology of the Psalms
  • Martin Luther: A Spiritual Biography


  1. ^ "College van hoogleraren". Tua.nl. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  2. ^ Stuijvenberg, Eunice Hoekman-van (5 September 2012). "Mensen bedienen, maar niet op het terras - Digibron.nl". Digibron.nl. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Installatie en inauguratie van dr. H.J. Selderhuis - Digibron.nl". Digibron.nl. 13 December 1996. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-02-02. Retrieved 2017-01-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Cookies op ND.nl". Nederlands Dagblad. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  6. ^ "About Refo500". Refo500.
  7. ^ "Herman J. Selderhuis". Goodreads.com. Retrieved 16 November 2017.

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