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Willem J. de Wit


Willem J. de Wit

Professor of Biblical Studies and Systematic Theology
Head of the Department of Systematic Theology and Church History
ETSC Academic Dean


Born in the Netherlands, Willem J. de Wit obtained his doctorate in theology from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, after studying theology at Utrecht University and, as a visiting student, at Durham University, the University of Tübingen, and Calvin Theological Seminary. Since joining ETSC in 2008, he has taught numerous courses and has advised many master’s theses in the areas of Old Testament, New Testament, and systematic theology. One of his research interests is the question of how psalms have been used and interpreted through the centuries. De Wit serves at ETSC through GZB, an organization related to the Protestant Church in the Netherlands.

Select Publications

  • “An Invitation to Read Herman Bavinck in the Middle East,” Cairo Journal of Theology 1 (2014): 36–48, pdf.
  • On the Way to the Living God: A Cathartic Reading of Herman Bavinck and an Invitation to Overcome the Plausibility Crisis of Christianity (Amsterdam: VU University Press, 2011), pdf.
  • “‘Your Little Ones against the Rock!’: Modern and Ancient Interpretations of Psalm 137:9,” in Christian Faith and Violence 2, ed. Dirk van Keulen and Martien E. Brinkman, Studies in Reformed Theology 11, 296–307 (Zoetermeer: Meinema, 2005), pdf.