Hans Boersma, PhD

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Chair, Order of St. Benedict Servants of Christ Endowed Professorship in Ascetical Theology



Dr. Boersma, a prolific and internationally noted theologian, currently holds the J. I. Packer Chair of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to joining Regent College in 2005, Boersma taught for six years at Trinity Western University in Langley, BC. after serving in the local church as a pastor. Along the way, Boersma has emerged as a leading voice among Protestant and evangelical theologians exploring and appropriating the riches of the Catholic tradition.

Boersma is the author, co-author or editor of thirteen highly regarded academic books and numerous scholarly articles, focusing especially on the intersection of sacramental and ascetical theology. Recent titles include Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2011); Embodiment and Virtue in Gregory of Nyssa: An Anagogical Approach (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2013); Nouvelle Théologie and Sacramental Ontology: A Return to Mystery (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2009); and Scripture as Real Presence: Sacramental Exegesis in the Early Church (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2017). His lastest book Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition received Christianity Today's 2019 Theology and Ethics book of the year award.

Dr. Boersma is the Chair to the Order of St. Benedict Servants of Christ Endowed Professorship in Ascetical Theology at Nashotah House.






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