Meeter Center Director Dr. Karin Maag chats with Dr. Frans van Liere, Professor of History at Calvin University. Listen in as they discuss the advantages and shortcomings of using digitized scholarly materials, as well as scholars' growing interest in medieval Africa and Asia.
This time, Dr. Maag chats with Stephan Van der Watt, our inaugural recipient for the Meeter Family Fellowship. Dr. Van der Watt, who grew up in South Africa, now teaches pastoral theology and care at Kobe Reformed Theological Seminary in Japan. His experiences have given him a unique and valuable perspective on presenting Reformed ideas in a contemporary and non-European context.
In this episode, Meeter Center Director Dr. Karin Maag sits down with Martin Klauber, 2019 recipient of the Emo Van Halsema Fellowship at the Meeter Center. Dr. Klauber studied under Bob Kingdon at the University of Wisconsin, and now teaches at the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois.
In this episode, Meeter Center Director Dr. Karin Maag chats with Dr. Alice Chapman, Associate Professor of History at Grand Valley State University. Dr. Chapman discusses how a physiology major at Utah State became a professor of Medieval history, and why the Meeter Center and Hekman Library are such valuable resources for her work.
In this episode, Meeter Center Director Dr. Karin Maag chats with Paul Fields about curating the Meeter Center collection, the importance of rare 16th-century books you can actually touch, and why it matters that scholars can research and work in person at the Meeter Center. Mr. Fields is the Meeter Center Curator and the theological librarian on the fourth floor of Hekman Library at Calvin University.
In this episode, Meeter Center Director Dr. Karin Maag chats with Reverend Dr. Laura Smit, Professor of Religion at Calvin University and Assistant Pastor of Good Shepherd ECO Presbyterian Church. Listen as they discuss the importance of beauty in Reformed theology, and the continuity between medieval theology and Calvinism.
Listen in as Meeter Center Director Dr. Karin Maag sits down with Dr. Andrew Spicer, Professor of Early Modern European History at Oxford Brookes University. Dr. Spicer discusses his research on sacred spaces and Reformed churches.
In this episode, Dr. Maag sits down with Hyun-Ah Kim, our 2019 Meeter Family Fellowship recipient. Dr. Kim is a postdoctoral fellow at the Theological University in Kampen, in the Netherlands. Her work focuses on the history and theology of music in the Judaeo-Christian tradition, and particularly in Reformed churches.
Meeter Center Director Dr. Karin Maag sits down to chat with Eric MacPhail, Professor of French and Italian from Indiana University Bloomington. Professor MacPhail was awarded the Friends of the Meeter Center Fellowship for 2019. He came to the Meeter Center to complete research for his book, _Atheist's Progress: Religious Tolerance from Renaissance to Enlightenment_ (Routledge, 2019).
Meeter Center Director Dr. Karin Maag sits down with Dr. Susan Felch, Professor of English at Calvin University. Dr. Felch recently finished editing a book on the English Reformer Anne Lock, and is currently the executive editor of a seven-volume critical edition of the works of William Tyndale, which will be published by Catholic University of America Press.
Meeter Center Director Dr. Karin Maag talks with Richard Muller, Emeritus Professor at Calvin Theological Seminary and a noted expert on Calvin and Calvinism. Dr. Muller discusses his early career, what got him interested in Reformation studies, and offers tips for new graduate students.