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Theodore G. Van Raalte

Professor of Ecclesiology since 2013.

B.A., McMaster University, 1995
M.Div., Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary, 1999
M.A. (Theol. Studies), Providence Theological Seminary, 2010
Ph.D., Calvin Theological Seminary, 2013

Professor Van Raalte has ministered to the Canadian Reformed congregations of Winnipeg-Redeemer and Surrey-Maranatha. As a full-time professor he retains his ministerial status with the church of Surrey-Maranatha.

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“Early Reformed Spirituality: The Prayers of Guillaume Farel (1489-1565).” M.A. thesis: Providence Theological Seminary, 2010. 

Van Raalte, Theodore G., and Jason Zuidema. Early French Reform: Guillaume Farel's Theology and Spirituality. Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2011. 

“Antoine de Chandieu (1534-1591): One of the Fathers of Reformed Scholasticism?” Ph. D. diss., Calvin Theological Seminary, 2013.


Articles and Essays

“The French Reformed Synods,” in The Theology of the French Reformed Churches: From Henri IV to the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, ed. Martin Klauber (Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, forthcoming 2013). 30 pp.

“François Lambert d’Avignon (c. 1487-1536): Early Ecclesial Reform and Training for the Ministry at Marburg,” in Church and School in Early Modern Protestantism: Studies in Honor of Richard A. Muller on the Maturation of a Theological Tradition, eds Jordan J. Ballor, David S. Sytsma, and Jason Zuidema (Leiden: Brill, 2013), pp. 81-96.

 “Noster Theophilus”: The Fictitious “Printer” Whose Anti-Jesuit Volumes Issued from Various Presses in Geneva between 1580 and 1589,” Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance 74:3 (2012), pp. 569-91.

“The Puritans and Paedobaptism,” [co-authored with Mark Jones] ch. 45 in A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life, by Joel Beeke and Mark Jones (Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2012), pp. 725-41.

 “Unleavened Morality? Herman Bavinck on Natural Law,” in Five Studies in the Thought of Herman Bavinck, a Creator of Modern Dutch Theology, ed. John Bolt (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen, 2011), pp. 57-99.

 “For The Greater Good: Christian Philosophical and Theological Responses to The Problem of Evil,” in La Revue Farel 5 (2010): 81–96.

 “Guillaume Farel’s Spirituality: Leading in Prayer,” in Westminster Theological Journal 70:2 (Fall 2008): 277-302.

 “The Most Illustrious Illustration of our Free Election – Calvin and Augustine on Christ’s Election,” in Koinonia 20:2 (Fall 2003): 15-40.

Kresha Faber and Ted Van Raalte, eds. Resource Package on Church Planting and Neighbourhood Bible Studies (Surrey, BC: Maranatha Canadian Reformed Church, 2011). 200 pages.


Academic Presentations

“Antoine de Chandieu (1534-1591): Theological and Scholastic Pedagogy in the Swiss Cantons.” Accepted for presentation at the Christian Faith and the University Conference in Montreal, September 26-28, 2013.

“Antoine de Chandieu (1534-1591): L’un des pères de la scolastique réformée?” Presented to the Franeker University Theological Society at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, MI, on October 21, 2011.

“Early Scholastic Method? Antoine de Chandieu’s (1534-1591) La confirmation de la discipline ecclesiastique (1566).” Presented at Sixteenth Century Society and Conference in Montreal, Canada, October 16, 2010.

“Hypothetically Speaking: Antoine de Chandieu’s (1534-1591) use of syllogisms in De Verbo Dei scripto.” Presented at Calvin et son influence in Geneva, Switzerland, May 27, 2009.

“Speaking Syllogistically: Antoine de Chandieu’s (1534-1591) Style of Argument in his De unico sacerdotio & sacrificio.” Presented at Sixteenth Century Society and Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, May 30, 2009.

“Unleavened Morality? Herman Bavinck on Natural Law.” Presented at the First Annual Bavinck Conference “A Pearl and a Leaven,” in Grand Rapids, MI, Sept. 18, 2008.

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