Prof.dr. P.H. Vos

Endowed Professor and Associate Professor
Amsterdam, Groningen
Dogmatics / ethics

Pieter Vos, PhD, is Professor of Military Chaplaincy Studies and Associate Professor of Ethics at the Protestant Theological University, Groningen and Amsterdam respectively. He is also Director of the International Reformed Theological Institute (IRTI).

In 2002, he received his PhD (cum laude, 'with the highest distinction') from the Theological University Kampen (Koornmarkt), now part of the Protestant Theological University, on the dissertation De troost van het ogenblik: Kierkegaard over God en het lijden (The Solace of the Moment: Kierkegaard on God and Suffering).

From 2006 till 2012 he held the chair of Moral Formation (Lectoraat Morele Vorming) at VIAA, University of Applied Sciences in Zwolle. 

Pieter Vos is married to Trijnie Koorn; they have three children: Thomas, Maartje and Emma, and live in Zwolle.

In his research Pieter Vos focuses on questions of moral formation and work in the life course, especially from virtue ethical and existential ethical perspectives, and related to various social and professional practices, military chaplaincy and education in particular. 

As a Kierkegaard-expert he is member of the editorial board Redactieraad Kierkegaard Werken aimed at publishing Kierkegaard's works in Dutch translation (Damon). He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Reformed Theology (Brill) and member of the editorial boards of Studies in Reformed Theology (Brill), and the Dutch theological journal Kerk en theologie (Amsterdam University Press).


Professor Vos welcomes PhD-candidates in the various fields of his expertise:

  • the theory and practice of military chaplaincy
  • ethics of peace and war
  • virtue ethics
  • Protestant ethics
  • existential ethics, in particular Søren Kierkegaard
  • the ethics of work
  • moral formation 

For more information, please contact Pieter Vos,


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