S.J.M. Sierksma-Agteres

Docent Grieks
New Testament / historical theology

Previous Research and Teaching Positions

2012 - 2017   PhD Candidate (aio) at University of Groningen

Research project funded by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, on the use and meaning of the Pauline concept pistis (‘faith’, ‘trust’, ‘trustworthiness’, ‘persuasion’, ‘loyalty’) and cognates, in light of ancient philosophical sources. The project is part of an overarching project together with the philosophy department of Radboud University Nijmegen: ‘Over-coming the Faith-Reason Opposition: Pauline pistis in Contemporary Philosophy’.

2009 - 2012   Teacher Classics at Visser ‘t Hooft Lyceum Leiden and at Kalsbeek College Woerden



2008 - 2012   Master Classics and Ancient Civilizations at Leiden University (cum laude)

2010 - 2012   Bachelor Theology at VU University Amsterdam (cum laude)                               

2003 - 2008   Bachelor Greek and Latin Languages and Cultures at Leiden University                                

1997 - 2003  VWO (gymnasium) at Carmel College Salland and Baudartius College Zutphen (cum laude)

Other Professional Experience

 2011 - present   Graphic designer at Vormenwereld

2008 - 2009   Assistant of a political party in the provincial administration of South-Holland

2007 - 2008   Elected member of the University Council of Leiden University

2007   Guide in the Roman Age at historical theme park Archeon, Alphen aan de Rijn

2004 - 2005   Receptionist at the Netherlands Institute for Art History, Den Haag

Additional Activities

2022 - present   Curator (board member) of the Mr. G. Groen van Prinsterer Foundation, the academic think tank of the political party ChristenUnie

2021 - present   Editor of Soφie, bimonthly journal on Christian Philosophy

2017 - present   Member of the board of Pro Religione et Libertate, a foundation that supports initiatives which preserve and actualise Christian thought and cultural heritage

2011 - present   Preaching in church services of the Nederlands Gereformeerde Kerk  

2015 - 2018   Member of the advisory board of the biweekly church magazine Onderweg (NGK/GKV)

2011 - 2016   Editor and Editor-in-chief of Radix, a multidisciplinary quarterly journal on questions concerning faith, science and society.

2010 - 2017   Kernbewoner (‘Core resident’) at Timon Woongroep Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht, a residential community in Utrecht, inspired by Christian ideals, with the double aim to enjoy the benefits of communal life and to provide a home and a stable social network for six young adults who have gone through difficult times.


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