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Christoph van den Belt MA

PhD candidate


Area(s) of interest: Dutch History, Modern & Contemporary History, Religious History & Theology

Christian press in a secular time

VU University Amsterdam
Promotor(es): Prof. dr. George Harinck, Dr Jan van der Stoep
Aanstelling: vanaf november 2016

In 1971, the Dutch newspaper Reformatorisch Dagblad was founded and in 1968 the Dutch newspaper Gereformeerd Gezinsblad changed its name into Nederlands Dagblad, precisely in a time that is often characterised as a period of ‘depillarisation’. The research investigates how these “Christian” newspapers saw their own role, how they gave shape to a “Christian” newspaper and how they – and others – evaluated the role of these newspapers in society.