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Resources for a Christian worldview

Committee

ROMEL REGALADO BAGARES (Manila, Philippines) has communication and law degrees from the University of the Philippines, and an MA in social and political theory from the Free University of Amsterdam (cum laude). He had been teaching public international law for a decade now at the Lyceum Philippines University College of Law and has had extensive experience in advocacy and litigation on human rights issues in his native Philippines. He is working on a doctoral project on the application to international law of the Encyclopedia of the Science of Law developed by the Dutch Christian philosopher Herman Dooyeweerd.

STEVE BISHOP (Bristol, UK) BSc (Physics and Maths) (1980), MA Applied Theology (Bristol University) (1998) DPhil (NWU, Potchefstroom) (2019). 

His doctorate, supervised by Renato Coletto, examined reasons for the neglect of Reformational philosophy in English Calvinism. 

He teaches, sociology, physical science and maths at a Further Education College in Bristol.

He is married to a vicar and has three children. 

He maintains www.allofliferdeemed.co.uk, is a trustee of ThinkingFaith Network, Leeds, the co-editor of On Kuyper (Dordt College Press, 2013) and co-author of The Earth is the Lord's (Regius Press, 1999). He is a regular contributor to the journal Koers.


CHRISTINE BOSHUIJZEN-VAN BURKEN (Canberra, Australia)  (PhD degree in Ethics and Philosophy of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology 2014; BSc in Human Kinetic Engineering, The Hague University of Professional Education, 2002); BSc in Mechanical Engineering (Eindhoven, Fontys University of Professional Education, 2004); MA in Christian Studies of Science and Society at the Amsterdam Vrije Universiteit, faculty of Philosophy (2006). Christine currently works as senior researcher at University of New South Wales (UNSW) at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) based in Canberra, Australia. Her topics of research include ethics of military technology, ethics of humanitarian logistics for refugees, ethics and technology in the sharing economy, normative practices and Reformational philosophy.

ALAN CAMERON (Wellington, New Zealand) has law degrees, LLB (Hons) and LLM, from Te Herenga Waka/Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He taught law for 33 years in the School of Accounting and Commercial Law and occasionally in the Law Faculty of his university. Most of his teaching was in the area of business and commercial law. His main field of research is in jurisprudence (philosophy of law) with particular interest in the legal philosophy of Herman Dooyeweerd. He is an editor of translations from Dutch into English of Dooyeweerd’s unpublished multi-volume jurisprudential work, Encyclopaedie der Rechtswetenschap including Vol 1 (Introduction) the Encyclopedia of the Science of Law, the only currently published volume. He is working on a book, an introduction to the discipline of law based on the inter-disciplinary theoretical approach of Dooyeweerd’s Encyclodedia.

Alan also has 10 years experience as a Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner in the field of somatic education (NZFPT Wellington, 2010).


CHRIS GOUSMETT  (Dunedin, New Zealand) is a retired information manager, having worked in that field in various government agencies. He has a PhD in historical theology, with a thesis on the relationship of anthropology and eschatology in the Church Fathers. He is now active in research and writing in Biblical studies, theology and philosophy, and translation of Dutch material into English. He has recently established an e-book publishing venture to make new Reformational literature available, as well as re-issuing Reformational books now out of print. He lives in Dunedin, New Zealand, with his wife and family.


RICHARD GUNTON (Winchester, UK) has wide-ranging scientific research interests focusing on ecology, environmental policy evaluation, ethical value theory and philosophy of science.  He holds a PhD from the University of Leeds and an MA from the University of Cambridge.  

Richard is currently Lecturer in Statistics at the University of Winchester, where he also convenes taught courses in the Institute of Value Studies, taking a liberal-arts approach to questions of value and meaning in contemporary culture.  He is also an Honorary Senior Research Associate at UCL (London), where he works with Prof. Michael Reiss on ethics and philosophy of science.  He is a trustee of the UK-based ThinkingFaith Network and coordinator of its project Faith-in-Scholarship, as well as being one of the founders of Church Scientific, a creative place for scientific thinkers motivated by Christian faith to explore all kinds of ideas that influence their work and to develop fresh perspectives on the role of faith in the sciences.

LIZA G. F. LANSANG (Busan, South Korea) studied political science (BA), international relations (MA), Christian Studies of Science and Society (MA) at the University of the Philippines, Universiteit van Amsterdam and the VrijeUniversiteit  (VU) Amsterdam. She defended her master thesis at UvA in 1998 A Class in Their Own: NGOs, Policy Advocacy and the Campaign Against the Liberalisation of the Mining Industry in the Philippines; and her master thesis at VU-Amsterdam in 2012 Christians in a Pluralist Society and the Search for a Christian Imperative. She is currently studying for a PhD at VU Amsterdam, while living in Busan, South Korea. She previously taught in the Faculty of Political Science at the University of the Philippines and in the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies at Kobe University. 

RICHARD RUSSELL (Bath, United Kingdom) taught Philosophy at Harris-Manchester College, Oxford and at Trinity Christian College in Chicago. Later he became Vicar of Widcombe in Bath but continued some part-time philosophy teaching with Bristol University and Trinity College, Bristol.

 

He has degrees from Aberystwyth University(1965), McMaster University (1967), Bristol University (1973 & 1976), and a DipHE(Theol) from Trinity College, Bristol (1981). He also studied at Westminster Theological Seminary (1966) and at Nottingham University for a never completed PhD. This focussed on the looking at the philosophical presuppositions for the constitution of any possible academic discipline.

He has been involved with the Christian Studies Unit which in the past has sold Reformational books, run lots of conferences and introduced many people to the benefits of Reformational philosophy. In retirement rural Somerset(UK) he continues to network and produce diagrams for explaining Reformational ideas and perspectives.



BRUCE WEARNE (Port Lonsdale, Australia) BA (1972), MSocSci (1978), PhD (1987). Born 1951, married to Valerie, a social policy researcher with two adult sons. My PhD dissertation explored the “post-Calvinistic” character of American sociology. Since 1998 I have been an independent scholar,  serve on the Editorial Boards of The American Sociologist and The Journal of Sociology and Christianity. I advise a grass-roots Christian NGO project in North Eastern Cambodia, act as ghost writer for a disability activist and am a volunteer in a local aged-care residence. I continue to study and write about the New Testament.