Professor Emeritus Karel Steenbrink

Professor Emeritus Karel Steenbrink

CMR 1900 project
Section Editor, Netherlands

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 Since 1989 Professor Steenbrink has been working at Utrecht University in the field of Mission Studies, now renamed Intercultural Theology.  


Professor Steenbrink’s doctoral thesis was on Islamic education in modern Indonesia (1970-74), and he was a lecturer at the State Islamic University of Jakarta and Yogyakarta between 1981 and 1988. His research interests include colonial perspectives of Islam and the history and role of Catholicism in Indonesia.  The final part of his three volume history of Catholicism in Indonesia has just been published by Brill.


He writes a blog on religion in Indonesia, particularly regarding interreligious relations and sentiments which has several connections to the work of the CMR projects.