Thank you for visiting my website. My name is Ruard Ganzevoort, and I am Professor of Practical Theology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. My main areas of interest are pastoral theology and psychology, psychology of religion, narrative approaches, trauma, and popular culture. I have published or edited 16 books and more than 130 scientific or professional publications. I was president of the International Academy of Practical Theology from 2007-2009 and am currently president of the International Society for Empirical Research in Theology. Since June 2011, I am also a member of the Upper Chamber of the Dutch national parliament for the Green party GroenLinks.  

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In 2006 I published a book (in Dutch), partly based on my inaugural address, De hand van God en andere verhalen. Over veelkleurige vroomheid en botsende beelden ('The hand of God and other stories. On multicolour piety and conflicting images'). 
Zoetermeer: Meinema 2006, 170 pages, paperback.

2007 brought Zorg voor het verhaal. Achtergrond, methode en inhoud van pastorale begeleiding ('Care for the story. Background, method and content of pastoral care'). This narratively oriented book is an introduction to the field for students and an enrichment for experienced pastors. Written together with my teacher Jan Visser.
Zoetermeer: Meinema 2007/2009, 420 pages, hardcover.
In june 2010 we published Adam en Evert, about the tensions between religion and homosexuality. I wrote it together with two former students, Mark van der Laan and Erik Olsman. 
Kampen: Ten Have 2010/2011, 160 pages, paperback.

In 2013 I wrote the the invited essay for the "Nacht van de Theologie", Spelen met heilig vuur. Waarom de theologie haar claim op de waarheid moet opgeven. This pamphlet argues for a pluralist, dialogical, fragmentary public theology with a deep interest in (popular) cultural expressions of religious meanings.
Utrecht: Ten Have 2013, 64 pages, hardcover.

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At home
Annastraat 15
3512 GP Utrecht
The Netherlands
Tel +31-30-76 23 548
Mobile +31-6-230 80 850

At work
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Faculteit der Godgeleerdheid
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam

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