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Senior Research Fellow

Dr Hans Riphagen

PhD (VU Amsterdam)

Dr Hans Riphagen is the Rector of the Dutch Baptist Seminary and a Senior Research Fellow at IBTS.

Research Interests

"Practical Theology, theological ethnography, theology of place, urban theology, contextual missiology, Baptist and evangelical theology, evangelicalism in the Netherlands."


Riphagen, J., ‘Doing Theology Together in a ‘Baptist way’? An Evaluation of the Potential of Curriculum-Embedded Collaborative Research Projects’ in: Journal of European Baptist Studies, 2021/2 (21)

Wout Huizing and Hans Riphagen, ‘Growing Grey and Growing Green: Re-narrating Ageing in Baptist Churches in the Netherlands’ in: Journal of European Baptist Studies, 2021/2 (21)

Riphagen, J., ‘Church-in-the-Neighbourhood: A Spatio-Theological Ethnography of Protestant Christian Place-making in the Suburban Context of Lunetten, Utrecht’ (PhD dissertation, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2021)

Riphagen, J., ‘Jesus, You are my King’, in Klaver, M., Paas, S., Staalduine, E. (eds), Evangelicals and Sources of Authority (Amsterdam: VU University, 2016), 97-119. (translated in German: ‘Jesus, You Are My King. Eine Analyse vorherrschender Glaubensnarrative in modernen Anbetungsliedern’, in Theologische Gespräch: Freikirchliche Beiträge zur Theologie, 2018/2 (42), p.55-75.