On human rights


Onvoltooide religie. Een ontwerp vanuit waardigheid, recht en redelijkheid. Valkhof Pers, Nijmegen. 2019. ISBN 978-90-5625 511-4.
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Religion in Process. An Approach Inspired by Human Dignity, Rights and Reasonableness. Religion and Human Rights, Volume 6. Springer Nature, Switzerland AG, 2020.

Human Rights or Religious Rules? Empirical Research in Religion and Human Rights, volume 1, Brill, Leiden 2010.

Opnieuw naar de Areopaag. Over de uitoefening van het recht op godsdienstvrijheid. Valkhofpers, Nijmegen 2010.

Ondraaglijk lijden zonder uitzicht. Euthanasie vanuit religie, moraal en mensenrechten. Damon, Budel 2010.

Is There a God of Human Rights, The Complex Relationship between Human Rights and Religion: A South African Case, International Studies in Religion and Society, volume 2, Brill, Leiden 2004, 642pp. (together with J.S. Dreyer & H.J.C. Pieterse).


Human Rights and the Impact of Religion, Empirical Research in Religion and Human Rights, volume 3, Brill, Leiden 2013 (together with  Hans-Georg Ziebertz) (forthcoming).

Tensions within and between Religons and Human Rights, Empirical Research in Religion and Human Rights, volume 2, Brill, Leiden 2012 (together with Hans-Georg Ziebertz).


The Religious Hermeneutics of Public Reasoning: From Paul to Rawls. In: Bailey, T. & Gentile, V. (eds.). Rawls and Religion. New York: Columbia University Press 2015, 170-192); Idem, Aten till Jerusalem och vidare. In: H. Stenström (red.). Religionens Offentlighet. Om religionens plats i samhället. Skellefteå: Artos 2013, 127-161; Religion’s Political Role in a Rawlsian Key. In: Religion and Theology 19(2012)1-43. Idem, Balkan Journal of Philosophy 4(2012) 1, 7-30.

On the Brink of Death, Euthanasia from the Angle of Law, Morality and Religion: A Cross-Cultural Perspective.In: Hans-Georg Zieberzt & Ernst Hirsch Ballin (Eds.). Freedom of Religion in the 21st Century. A Human Rights Perspective on the Reacion between Politics an Religion. Leiden: Brill 2015, 257-299; Id. in: Erik Venbrux, ThomasQuartier, Claudia Venhorst & Brenda Mathijssen (Eds.), Changing European Death Ways. Death Studies Vol. 1. Münster: LIT 2013, 25-70.

The Religious Legitimacy of Socioeconomic Rights among Suriname Youth, in: Exchange, Journal of Missiological and Ecumenical Research 43(2014) 4, 360-378. (together with Joop G.Vernooij).

Three Desiderata for Vatican III. An Appraisal of Vatican II from the Perspective of Human Rights. In: ET-studies 5 (2014) 2, 217-227.

Religion and Human Rights. In: Living Flame. A Journal of Interdisciplinary Discourse in Spirituality 2014, 1, 171-192. Institute of Spirituality in Asia.

From Divine Law  to Positive Law. A Perspective from the Science of Religion. In: R. van den Breemer, J. Casanova &  T. Wyller (eds.). Secular or Sacred? The Nordic cases of religion in human rights, law and public space. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014, 278-311.

From Natural Rights to Human Rights: a Cultural War in the Modern Era. In: Religion, State & Society 41(2013) 2, 164-187.

Diaconia and Socioeconomic Human Rights: Their Mutual Relevance. In: J. Eurich and I. Hübner (Eds.). Diaconia against Poverty and Exclusion inEurope. Challenges, Contexts, Perspectives. Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt 2013, 21-57; Inclusion and Exclusion from the Perspective of Socioeconomic Rights and Religion. Diaconia. Journal for the Study of Christian Social Practice 2 (2011) 2, 114-144.

Religious Liberty in Political Perspective. In: Van der Ven, J.A. & Ziebertz, H.-G. (Ed.). Tensions within and between Religions and Human Rights, Brill, Leiden 2012, 95-146.

The Religious Scope of Human Rights. In: A. Bruning & E. van der Zweerde (Eds.). Orthodox Christianity and Human Rights, Peeters, Leuven 2012, 19-34.

Trennung von Kirche und Staat, in: H.-G. Ziebertz (Hrsg.), Menschenrechte, Christentum und Islam, Religion und Recht Bd 2, Lit, Muenster 2010, 63-111.

Godsdienstvrijheid in balans, Tijdschrift voor Theologie 49(2009)4, 346-372.

Religious Freedom: A Challenge for the Church, in: F.M. Shepherd (Ed.) Christianity and Human Rights, Christians and the Struggle for Global Justice, Rowman & Littlefield, New York 2009, 47-64..

Social Care for Minorities, A Chapter in Religious Heterotopology, in: T. Wyller (Ed.), Heterotopic Citizen, New Research on Religious Work for the Disadvantaged, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Goettingen 2009, 129-157.

Legitimering van mensenrechten vanuit natuur of politiek? in: M. Becker (red.), Christelijk Sociaal Denken, Traditie, Actualiteit, Kritiek, Damon, Budel 2009, 244-278.

Religious Rights for Minorities in a Policy of Recognition, in: Religion and Human Rights 3(2008)155-183

Impact of Religion on Social Integration from an Empirical Civil Rights Perspective, Part One, Salesianum 70(2008)2, 317-338; 70 (2008)3, 463-489  (together with Francis-Vincent Anthony); Impact of Religion on Social Integration from an Empirical Civil Rights Perspective, in: V.N. Viswanathan (Ed.), Human Rights, Twenty First Century Challenges, Kalpaz, Dehli 2008, 59-118 (together with Francis-Vincent Anthony).

The multicultural drama: Religious failure and challenge, in: Dreaming the Land, H.-G. Ziebertz & Fr. Schweitzer (Eds.), Lit, Münster 2007, 80-93

Religion, morality and ritual in evolutionary perspective, in: Discourse in ritual studies, H. Schilderman (Ed.), Brill, Leiden 2007, 35-80

Religieuze rechten voor minderheden, Een uitweg uit het multiculturele drama? in: Tijdschrift voor Theologie 47(2007)65-84

Naar een mensenrechtenspiritualiteit, Speling 59(200704, 71-79

The evil of violence: A trigger for a human rights culture?, in: Religion and Theology 13(2006)264-313 (together with J.S. Dreyer and H.J.C. Pieterse)

A chapter in public theology from the perspective of human rights, in: Journal of Religion 86(2006)412-441

Oppressione, tolleranza, libertà, in: Critica Liberale 23(2006)191-199

Human Rights in the name of God? , In: Imaging God, Empirical explorations, H.-G. Ziebertz (Ed.), Lit, Münster 2004, 191-228 (together with J.S. Dreyer and H.J.C. Pieterse)

There is no longer Jew or Greek, slave or free, male of female: Empirical research on the church and HIV/Aids in South Africa , in: Poverty, suffering and HIV-Aids, Academic Press, Cardiff 2003, 137-154 (together with J.S. Dreyer and H.J.C. Pieterse)

‘Ecclesia in Europa’ und die Haltung der katholischen Kirche in Bezug auf Menschenwürde, Demokratie and Menschenrechte, in: Pastoraltheologische Informationen 23(2003)2, 51-63

Religious freedom and the public church, in: Developing a Public Faith, R. Osmer & Fr. Schweitzer (Eds.), Chalice Press, St. Louis 2003, 180-202

Human rights: A channel for salvation? In: Journal of Empirical Theology 16(2003)50-86  (together with J.S. Dreyer and H.J.C. Pieterse)

Is there a church for human rights?, in: Journal of Empirical Theology 14(2002)20-52 (together with J.S. Dreyer and H.J.C. Pieterse)

Religionsfreiheit und kirchliches Engagement, in; Diakonia 33(2002)120-125

Vengeance or justice, in: J.S. Dreyer & J.A. van der Ven (Eds.), Divine justice and Human Justice, Unisa, Pretoria 2002, 143-167

Religions and human rights attitudes among South African youth in a time of transformation, in: Religion, Morality and Transformation, F.A. Swanepoel (Ed.), Unisa, Pretoria 2001, 103-134 (together with J.S. Dreyer and H.J.C. Pieterse)

Attitudes towards human rights among South African youth , in: Religion and Theology 7(2000)111-114 (together with J.S. Dreyer and H.J.C. Pieterse)

Godsbeelden en mensenrechten: positieve of negatieve bijdrage?, in: Tijdschrift voor Theologie 41(2001)3, 280-305

Social location of attitudes towards human rights among South African youth , in: Religion and Theology 7(2000)249-283 (together with J.S. Dreyer and H.J.C. Pieterse)