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Chad Van Dixhoorn

Chad Van Dixhoorn is Chancellor’s Professor of Historical Theology and Associate Professor of Church History at Reformed Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C. He is the author of Confessing the Faith: A reader’s guide to the Westminster Confession of Faith, published by the Trust in 2014.

A Canadian by birth, Dr Van Dixhoorn received a BA from the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Divinity and a Master of Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary, his PhD from the University of Cambridge, was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship from the British Academy, and was made a Senior Research Fellow at Wolfson College. At Cambridge (2001-2008), he researched the history and theology of the Westminster Assembly and taught on the subject of Puritanism. During this time he was ordained as a Minister of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He has served for nine years as a pastor, first in Cambridge, and then in Virginia.

Chad Van Dixhoorn is general editor of the five-volume The Minutes and Papers of the Westminster Assembly: 1643-1652, which was published by Oxford University Press in 2012. In 2013 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in recognition of this work.

Chad and his wife Emily have five children.