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McClendon Master for Evangelical & Baptistic Theologies

VU University Amsterdam offers a unique opportunity to enroll for the 1-year McClendon Master and earn a Master degree in Evangelical and Baptistic Theologies in one year (60 EC full-time).

About the program

Within the Master program you will explore James Wm. McClendon’s theology as a vital means of looking at lived faith and theology, and set out to develop hermeneutical and research skills, and then to prepare for the Master-thesis. In the meanwhile you will train your academic skills through a research internship and start focusing on your expertise as a ‘reflective researcher’. You will become a researcher whose talent it is to look at lived religion and to shape and design your own instruments in order to study its practices. You will also become a reflective researcher whose keen interest it is to stay inquisitive, critical and informed. For that matter you are steeped into participative research in which you will also reflect on your own attitude and spiritual life, in order to develop a resilient academic character. After all, you know how to improve your talents and to enhance your engagement into the service of God. In the end you will be rewarded with a VU Master degree. If you somehow feel challenged or fit to this profile, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The course will be given in English.


  • In English language
  • 1 years program fulltime (60 EC)
  • Practical and lived theology
  • Study at the heart of baptist beginnings
  • VU Amsterdam is one of the top five universities on Theology, Divinity and Religious Education worldwide.


The James Wm. McClendon Chair is made possible by these national and international partners:

Logo Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Logo Unie van Baptistengemeenten in Nederland

Dutch Baptist Union

Logo IBTSC Amsterdam

International Baptist Theological Study Centre

Logo Evangelisch Werkverband binnen de PKN

Evangelisch Werkverband

Nancey Murphy

Nancey Murphy

Logo Baptist World Alliance

Baptist World Alliance

Christelijke Hogeschool Ede

Christelijke Hogeschool Ede


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James Wm. McClendon Chair
Postjesweg 150
1061 AX Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1105 
1081 HV Amsterdam 
The Netherlands

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