As of 1st January 2018, George Harinck is Professor of the Chair for the History of Neo-Calvinism. This Chair was introduced in order to strengthen the profile of our Theological University in Kampen. This establishment is one of the leading institutions in the Dutch Neo-Calvinist tradition. We wish to make this subject one of the cornerstones of our areas of research. Harinck is a historian, trained at Leiden University and connected to the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam since 1985. There he has grown into a specialist in the history of Neo-Calvinism, both in the Netherlands and in his international relations.
The Chair resides at The Neo-Calvinism Research Institute (NRI) at the Theological University Kampen|Utrecht, which was set up at the same time as the Chair was established and functions as one of the three research groups of the Theological University. The NRI is part of an international research network on Neo-Calvinism, (art-)historically, as well as philosophically, theologically, pedagogically, economically and legally.
An important part of the NRI and its Chair is the website https://www.neocalvinism.org. This website contains the bibliographies of Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920) and Herman Bavinck (1854-1921), with links to their digitally accessible publications. In addition, this site contains the fully digitized archives of Kuyper and Bavinck. This site will be further expanded with sources from K. Schilder and others, and concerning representatives of the neo-Calvinistic philosophy.
Harinck lectures (in Dutch and English) on the history of Neo-Calvinism, supervises a dozen PhD students and leads national and international projects in the field of Neo Calvinism, in collaboration with Neo-Calvinism researchers at the Vrije Universiteit, Edinburgh University, Calvin University and Theological Seminary, Redeemer University (Ontario) and Fuller Theological Seminary.