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Dr. Adriaan Neele

Dr. Adriaan Neele (PhD, University of Utrecht) is a minister of Word and Sacrament in the Heritage Reformed Congregation. Prior to arriving at PRTS in 2016, he lectured in Post-Reformation studies at Farel Reformed Theological Seminary (Montréal), 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 (Dutch Reformed Translation Society, Bavinck Institute, Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale, Reformation Heritage Books). In addition, he is co-editor of the Yale Jonathan Edwards Studies journal, co-editor of the Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia, and co-editor of the global Edwards sermon editing 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

  • Petrus van Mastricht (1630-1706): Text, Context, and Interpretation. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2020. Editor and Contributor.
  • Jonathan Edwards’ Spiritual Writings. Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2019. Co-editor and Contributor.
  • Jonathan Edwards: The Sermons of the Epistle to the Galatians. New Haven: Yale University; Eugene: Cascade, 2019.
  • Before Edwards: Sources of New England Theology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • A Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia. Grand Rapids: Wm. Eerdmans, 2017. Co-editor.
  • George Whitefield at 300: Reflection, Reassessment, and Research in Africa. London: Latimer Trust. Co-editor and Contributor.
  • New Directions in Jonathan Edwards Studies. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. Co-editor.
  • Jonathan Edwards: The Matthean Parables, 3 vols. Eugene: 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. Boston: Brill, 2009.


Sermons, lectures, and videos from Dr. Adriaan Neele


Select list of articles by Dr. Adriaan Neele

  • “Life and Work of Petrus van Mastricht (1630-1706).” in Petrus van Mastricht, Theoretical-Practical Theology. Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2018, vol. I.
  • “The Legacy of the Heidelberg Catechism: Politics, Pedagogy, and Preaching.” in Celebrating the Legacy of the Reformation. Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2019.
  • “The Reception of Luther in Reformed Orthodoxy.” in Luther and the Early Modern era. London: T&T Clark/Latimer Trust, 2019.
  • “Early Modern Dutch Exegesis.” in The Bible in Transatlantic Pietism and Evangelicalism: Eighteenth-Century Trends and Exchanges. University Park: Penn State Univ. Press, 2019.


Courses taught by Dr. Adriaan Neele

  • CH900 – Research Methodology
  • CH901 – Introduction to Reformation and Post–Reformation Studies
  • CH910 – Historical Figures & Thought: Petrus van Mastricht (1630-1706) and the High Orthodoxy era
  • CH910 – Historical Figures & Thought: Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) and Spirituality
  • CH953 – Documents and Era: The Nadere Reformatie (Dutch Further Reformation)