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Yudha Thianto

Yudha Thianto

Chief Academic Officer,  Professor of History of Christianity and Reformed Theology


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Historical Theology, Calvin Theological Seminary (2003)
Completed course works for Master of Theology (ThM) Program in Historical Theology, Calvin Theological Seminary (1995)
Master of Theological Studies (MTS) in General Theology, South-East Asia Bible Seminary, Indonesia
Certificate in Biblical and Systematic Theology, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia
University (Doctorandus) degree in English Linguistics (1988)


Dr. Yudha Thianto is P. J. Zondervan Chair and Professor of History of Christianity and Reformed Theology at Calvin Theological Seminary. He is originally from Indonesia, and taught for more than two decades at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL, before joining the faculty of CTS in 2022. His current research project focuses on the history of the singing of the Genevan psalms in the Dutch East Indies in the seventeenth century. He is the author of The Way to Heaven: Catechisms and Sermons in the Establishment of the Dutch Reformed Church in the East Indies (Wipf & Stock, 2014) and An Explorer’s Guide to John Calvin (IVP, 2022). He has also published several essays as book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals. Internationally, he has spoken as an invited speaker at various seminaries and universities in Indonesia, Singapore, and the Netherlands. He is a member of some academic societies, including Sixteenth Century Studies (serving as a member of Nominating Committee, 2023-2024) and Calvin Studies Society (serving as Vice President 2017-2019, President 2019-2022, and Past President 2022-2024). When he is not in the classroom or work on his research he spends his time practicing on the piano, or the organ, or sing with the Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus.

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