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Research interests

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* Judaic studies
* Interaction between patristics and Rabbinics
* Jewish philosophy e.g. Levinas
* Midrash and Quranic studies
* Religion in modern society



(U10030)   Bijbelwetenschappen
(U10073)   Fundamentele theologie: Oecumenica en theologie van de religies
(U20057)   Paper (English)
(U20063)   Hermeneutics of holy scriptures: Torah, New Testament, Qur'an
(U20065)   Feast and rituals
(U40064)   Christianity in Dialogue with the World Religions

Current courses

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PhD supervision

PhD supervision completed:

C. van Halem, Protestant ministers in the Netherlands on Judaism: a statistical analysis (with P. van Geest). PhD defense: 08.06.2015.

L. Mock, On the ruah ra`ah in the responsa of the ultra-orthodoxy from 1945-2000 (with S. Berger). PhD defense: 01.12.2015


PhD supervision current:

M. Koole, Abraham Joshua Heschel on prayer as model for truth (with E. Borgman).

M. Zwart, Sacred space: the holy land in Rabbinic and early Christian literature compared (with E. Ottenheijm).

W. Jozias Jansen, Human rights and the confrontation between Christians and Muslims in Eastleigh, Kenia (with G. ter Haar).

J. Pater, Meal parables in Jewish and New Testament sources against hellenistic background (with A. Merz).

M. Stoutjesdijk, Slave parables in Jewish and New Testament sources against hellenistic background (with E. Ottenheijm).


PhD Co-supervision:

Junxiao Bai, Augustin on music (with P. van Geest). Completed.

External positions

(Folkertsma Stichting voor Talenmedica)

1 Sep 2006 → …

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Research Output 1996 2019

Beproeving en bekoring / verzoeking.: een wereld van verschil

Poorthuis, M., 2019, In : Internationaal Katholiek Tijdschrift Communio. 44, 1, p. 2-16 15 p., 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Bernard Heller, pioneer of Judaeo-Islamic relations

Poorthuis, M., 2019, Oriental Studies and Interfaith Dialogue: Studies in Honor of József Szécsi: Keleti Tanulmányok és Vallásközi Párbeszéd Írások Szécsi József Tiszteletére. Boedapest: L´Harmattan, p. 679-688 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Jewish Studies

Einde van de poltiek? Over populisme, democratie en staatsgeweld

Poorthuis, M. & Duyndam, J., Oct 2019, Damon. 208 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingScientific

Het sadistisch universum van Comte de Lautréamont

Poorthuis, M., 2019, Pijnlijk mooi: Lijden en schoonheid in chrstelijke kunst. de Kesel, M. & Spijkerboer, A. M. (eds.). Middelburg: Skandalon, p. 43-56 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Mosjé Mozes Moesa: De man Gods in interreligieus persepctief

Poorthuis, M., Mock, L., Moulay, A. & van Eenennaam, E., Jan 2019, Amsterdam: Amphora Books. 141 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookProfessional

Activities 2000 2016


M.J.H.M. Poorthuis (Participant)
23 Apr 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course etc.Scientific

Tentoonstelling Abraham

M.J.H.M. Poorthuis (Speaker)
3 Apr 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

A king who went to war: a virtual mashal

M.J.H.M. Poorthuis (Speaker)
13 Jul 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Boekencentrum academic (Publisher)

M.J.H.M. Poorthuis (Reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

Utrecht University (External organisation)

M.J.H.M. Poorthuis (Member)
11 Sep 2015

Activity: Membership typesMembership of PhD committeeScientific

Press / Media

Vrije tijd is meer dan opladen

M.J.H.M. Poorthuis


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

10 columns each year

M.J.H.M. Poorthuis


1 Media contribution

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Prizes / Recognition