Professor Dirk-Martin Grube

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Job Title

Liaison professor between Queen’s and the Free University in Amsterdam

Professor of Religious Diversity and the Epistemology of Theology/Religion at the Free University in Amsterdam




I have studied theology at the universities of Hamburg, Heidelberg and Tübingen  (Germany),received my m.a. and PhD from Temple University Philadelphia (USA), worked as a Humboldt postdoc at Duquesne University Pittsburgh (USA), received my Habilitation from Kiel university, worked as a lecturer in philosophy of religion at the University of Groningen 1997-2000), then as the chair in  philosophy of religion at the University of Utrecht (2000-2014) and since 2014 at the Free University in Amsterdam (all inThe Netherlands).         


Master of Arts


Temple University, Philadelphia (USA)

Doctor of Philosophy


Temple University, Philadelphia (USA)

1. Theologisches Examen


University of Hamburg (Germany)



University of Kiel (Germany)

Roles and responsibilities

I have taught approx. 100 courses at different academic institutions        

I received my 1. Theological exam, a theological degree, from the University of Hamburg and was and am actively involved in the parishes in the different places at which I have lived.

Research interests and supervision areas

Philosophy of Religion, Interreligious Dialogue, Systematic Theology, Epistemology, Apologetics and the Criticism of (the Christian) religion.

I have supervised several PhDs at different universities on different subjects  and am currently supervising a number of Queen’s PhD projects as well as Free University PhD projects .


I have published books on Christology, contingency, the foundation of (Christian) ethics, on pragmatism, and on the theory of interpretation (will appear shortly).

I have published approx. 50 articles in (leading) journals in the field, on Paul Tillich, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Alvin Plantinga, Richard Dawkins, Thomas Kuhn et al.