Professor of Dogmatology. Currently also serving as Vice-Principal, Dean of Students, Recording Secretary of the Senate, and Associate Librarian.
B.A. Honors, Trinity Western University, 1992;
M.Div., Theological College of Canadian Reformed Churches, 1996;
M.Th., McMaster Divinity College, 2005;
Th.D., Theological University of Apeldoorn, 2009.
Dr. J. Van Vliet has ministered to Canadian Reformed congregations in Lincoln, Ontario and Surrey, British Columbia. As a full-time professor, he retains his ministerial status with the church at Surrey, British Columbia.
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- Children of God: the Imago Dei in John Calvin and His Context. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2009.
- Arbitrium Humanum: Liberum vel Liberandum? An Historical-Theological Study of John Calvin’s Doctrine of the Will. Thesis. McMaster University.
"The Freedom of the Will and the Fan of Fig Leaves : an Historical & Theological Investigation Concerning Balthasar Hubmaier's Anthropology with a Reformed Appraisal," Koinoinia, 20.1 (2003): 19-32.
- "Specious Pacification and Pleasant Consensus: Calvin's Ecumenical Efforts in 1549." In Living Waters from Ancient Springs: Essays in Honour of Cornelis Van Dam, ed. J. Van Vliet. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2011.
- "'As a Son to his Father'": an Overlooked Aspect of the Imago Dei in Calvin." In Calvinus sacrarum literarum interpres: Papers of the International Congres on Calvin Research, ed. Herman J. Selderhuis, 108-118. Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2008.
- "Specious Pacification and Pleasant Consensus: Calvin's Ecumenical Efforts in 1549" presented at the Sixteenth Century Conference 2010 (Montreal, Quebec).
- "Liberty in Things Above and Below: Were Calvin and Melanchthon on the same page?" presented at The Sixteenth Century Conference 2007 (Minneapolis, Minnesota).
- "Defaced or Destroyed? The Imago Dei in Calvin and Bullinger" presented at the The Sixteenth Century Conference 2006 (Salt Lake City, Utah).