Dr. Adriaan Neele

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Adriaan Neele (PhD, University of Utrecht) is Director of the Doctoral Program and Professor of Historical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He is an ordained pastor in the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk, South Africa. Prior to arriving at PRTS in 2016, he lectured in Post-Reformation studies at Farel Reformed Theological Seminary, the University of Pretoria, and the African Institute for Missiology. He was Professor of Historical Theology and Director at the Jonathan Edwards Centre at the University of the Free State, South Africa. Since 2007 he serves as Research Scholar and Digital Editor at the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University, and as a member of various businesses and academic boards. In addition, he is co-editor of the Jonathan Edwards Online journal, co-editor of the Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia, and co-editor of the global Edwards sermon edition project. His research interests concern seventeenth-century Europe as well as early American (eighteenth-century New England) theology and philosophy. As co-founder of a foundation for internet-based and global theological education, he has a continuing interest in the intersection of primary sources, digitization, and web-based education.

“In necessariis unitas, in non necessariis libertas, in omnibus prudentia et caritas.”


Select list of books authored or edited by Dr. Adriaan Neele

  • A Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia (New Haven: Yale University / Grand Rapids: Wm. Eerdmans, forthcoming). Co-editor.

  • Before Edwards: Sources of New England Theology (Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

  • George Whitefield at 300: Reflection, Reassessment, and Research in Africa (London: Latimer Trust). Co-editor and Contributor.

  • New Directions in Jonathan Edwards Studies (Yale University / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen). Co-editor.

  • Jonathan Edwards: The Matthean Parables, 3 vols. (Eugene, OR: Cascade Academics, 2012, 13). Co-Editor.

  • Jonathan Edwards: Transatlantic Exchanges (Edinburgh: Dunedin Press, 2011). Co-Editor and Contributor.

  • Petrus van Mastricht (1630-1706). Reformed Method and Piety (Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2009).

  • The Art of Living to God. A Study of Method and Piety in the Theoretico–practica Theologia of Petrus van Mastricht (1630- 1706) (Pretoria: University of Pretoria, Department of Church History, Series 8, vol. 1, 2005).


Select list of articles by Dr. Adriaan Neele

  • “The Reception of Edwards’ A History of the Work of Redemption in Nineteenth-century Basutoland,” Journal of Religion in Africa 45, no. 1 (2015): 24-48.

  • “Theological Education of Nineteenth-century French Missionaries: An Appropriation of the Catholicity of Classical Christian Theology,” Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae 39, no. 2 (2013): 149-178.

  • “Edwards: Trajectories in Biblical Exegesis,” Theological Wratislaviensia 7 (2012): 51-67.

  • “Exchanges Scotland, The Netherlands, and America: The Reception of the Theoretico-practica Theologia and the History of the Work of Redemption,” NGTT 53, no. 1 (2012): 124–144.

  • “Jonathan Edwards and the Nature of Theology,” (transl. Portuguese), Fides Reformata 43 (2012): 59–73.

  • “Calvin Research in the Digital Age: Opportunities and Limitations,” Acta Theologica 31, no. 2 (2011): 190–200.


Sermons, lectures, and videos from Dr. Adriaan Neele


Courses taught by Dr. Adriaan Neele

  • CH900 – Research Methodology

  • CH901 – Introduction to Reformation and Post–Reformation Studies

  • CH955 – The Life and Thought of Peter Van Mastricht