Thank you for visiting my
website. My name is Ruard Ganzevoort, and I am Professor of Practical
Theology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. My main areas of interest
pastoral theology and psychology, psychology of religion, narrative
approaches, trauma, and popular culture. I have published or edited 16
books and more than 130 scientific or professional publications. I
was president of the International Academy of Practical Theology
from 2007-2009 and am currently president of the International Society for Empirical Research in Theology. Since June 2011, I am also a member of the Upper Chamber of the Dutch national parliament for the Green party GroenLinks.
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offers full text or summaries of most publications
2010 we published Adam
about the tensions between religion and homosexuality. I wrote it
together with two former students, Mark van der Laan and Erik
Kampen: Ten Have 2010/2011, 160 pages, paperback.
In 2013 I wrote the the invited essay for the "Nacht van de Theologie", Spelen met heilig vuur. Waarom de theologie haar claim op de waarheid moet opgeven.
This pamphlet argues for a pluralist, dialogical, fragmentary public
theology with a deep interest in (popular) cultural expressions of
religious meanings. Utrecht: Ten Have 2013, 64 pages, hardcover.
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