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CV Dr. Jan Sihar Aritonang


CURRICULUM VITAE

Personal Details

Date of Birth 22 January 1952
Place of Birth Sibolga, Indonesia
Nationality Indonesian

Education

Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Period 2000
Degree Doctor of Philosophy

South East Asia Graduate School of Theology (SEAGST), Singapore

Period 1988
Degree Doctor of Theology

Jakarta Theological Seminary, Indonesia

Period 1980
Degree Master of Theology

Jakarta Theological Seminary, Indonesia

Period 1976
Subject Bachelor of Divinity

Areas of specialization

History of Christianity in Indonesia
History of the Encounter of Christian and Islam

Current Research Themes

History of the New (Pentecostal and Evangelical) Churches in Indonesia
History of the Ecumenical Movement in Indonesia
History of Christianity in Independent Indonesia (1945-2004)

Professional Experience

2004 Head of Document Centre of the Indonesian Church History
2000-present Director of Graduate Studies at the Jakarta Theological Seminary
1997-present Western Indonesia Area Dean of the South East Asia Graduate School of Theology (SEAGST)
1988-present Professor of Church History, Jakarta Theological Seminary and SEAGST
1988-present Member and one of the chairpersons of the Indonesian Christian Intelligence Union
1977-present Pastor at the Christian Protestant Church in Indonesia
1995-1999 President of the Jakarta Theological Seminary
1988-1995 Academic Dean of the Jakarta Theological Seminary
1989-1995 Consultant for the "Gunung Mulia" Christian Publishing House
1989-1997 Secretary (and then Chairperson) of the Theological Commission of the Gunung Mulia" Christian Publishing House

Selected Publications

Books

Sejarah Perjumpaan Kristen dan Islam di Indonesia (A History of the Encounter of Christian and Islam in Indonesia). Jakarta: BPK Gunung Mulia, 2004.

Gereja di Abad 21 - 50 Tahun PGI (The Church in the 21st Century - 50 Years the Communion of Churches in Indonesia). Co-author and editor, Jakarta: Litbang PGI, 2000.

Tahun Yobel Itu Haruslah Kudus Bagimu! - 50 Tahun BPK Gunung Mulia (The Jubilee shall be holy to you!- 50 years "Gunung Mulia" Christian Publishing House). Jakarta: BPK Gunung Mulia, 1996.

Berbagai Aliran di dalam dan di sekitar Gereja (Various Streams within and outside the Church), Jakarta: BPK Gunung Mulia, 1995.

Mission Schools in Batak land - Indonesia. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1994.

Apa dan Bagaimana Gereja? (What and how is the Church?). Co-author, Jakarta: BPK Gunung Mulia, 1989.

Sejarah Pendidikan Kristen di Tanah Batak (A History of the Christian Schools in Batak land). Jakarta: BPK Gunung Mulia, 1988.

Articles

"The Batak People: A Search for a Religious-Cultural Identity." In Martha Frederiks et al. (eds.), Towards an Intercultural Theology - Essays in honour of Jan A.B. Jongeneel (Zoetermeer: Meinema), 2003.

"Kiprah Kristen dalam Sejarah Perpolitikan di Indonesia" (Christian in the political history in Indonesia). Proklamasi Theological Journal, no. 4, 2003.

"Faith and Ethnic Conflicts in Indonesia: A brief historical survey and theological reflection." In Eddy A.J.G. van der Borght et al. (eds.), Faith and Ethnicity, volume 1, Zoetermeer: Meinema, 2000.

"Menuju Kemandirian Pendidikan Tinggi di Indonesia." (Towards the Self-governance of the Higher Education in Indonesia). In Ied Veda Sitepu (ed.): Festschrift 70 Tahun Pak Maurits Simatupang, Jakarta: Universitas Kristen Indonesia, 2002.

"Adat dan Injil: Ketegangan Abadi?" (Adat and Gospel: an Eternal Tension?). In A.A. Sitompul et al. (eds.), Injil dan Tata Hidup Batak (The Gospel and Batak Life Order), Pematangsiantar & Jakarta: STT HKBP & Rapi Budi Mulia, 2000.

"Supaya Engkau Membuka-belenggu Kelaliman - Menelusuri Kiprah dan Kepedulian Gereja-gereja di Indonesia di Bidang Sosial" (That You Loose the Bonds of Injustices - the Progress and Concern of the Indonesian Churches in social field). In Pramudiyanto et al. (eds.): Pergulatan dan Kontekstualisasi Pemikiran Protestan Indonesia, Jakarta: STT Jakarta, 1999.

"Perkembangan Pemikiran Theologis di Indonesia 1960 - 1990-an" (The Development of Theological Thoughts in Indonesia, 1960-1990s). In Ferdinand Suleeman et al. (eds.): Bergumul dalam Pengharapan (Struggling in Hope), Jakarta: BPK Gunung Mulia, 1999.

"Sejarah Perjumpaan Gereja dan Islam di Indonesia" (A History of the Encounter of Church and Islam in Indonesia). In Soegeng Hardiyanto et al. (eds.), Agama dalam Dialog, Jakarta: BPK Gunung Mulia, 1999.

"Kaum Injili di Mata Gereja-gereja Arus Utama di Indonesia" (The Evangelicals in the eyes of the Main Stream Churches in Indonesia). In Wagiyono Sumarto et al.: Dipanggil untuk Melayani - 70 Tahun Pdt. Dr. P. Octavianus,. Batu-Malang: Departemen Literatur YPPII, 1998.

"Streven en Effect van het Zendingsonderwijs in Indonesia" (The Effort and Impact of Mission Schools in Indonesia). In Th. van den End et al. (eds.), Twee Eeuwen Nederlandse Zending 1797-1997. Zoetermeer: Boekencentrum, 1997.

"Alkitab dalam Perjumpaan dengan Sejarah" (The Bible in its encounter with History). In Weinata Sairin et al. (eds.), Persebaran Firman di Sepanjang Zaman, Jakarta: Lembaga Alkitab Indonesia and BPK Gunung Mulia, 1994.

"Permasalahan Kontekstualisasi di Indonesia" (The Problem of Contextualization in Indonesia). Bina Darma no. 36, 1996.

"Relevansi Pendidikan Kristen dalam Konteks Pertumbuhan Gereja" (The Relevance of Christian Schools in the Context of Church's Growth). Gema Duta Wacana no. 39, 1988.

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