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Dr. Chris de Jong obtained his doctorate in Theology at Groningen University (Groningen, The Netherlands) in 1987 with a dissertation about Rev. John Forbes (ca. 1568-1634), a Scottish clergyman residing in Holland. From 1983 until 1992 he taught History and Church History at the Theological Seminary of Eastern Indonesia and at Hasanuddin University, both located in Makassar (Indonesia). From 1993 until 2002 he was involved in several projects at Kampen Theological University (Kampen, The Netherlands) which focussed on the history of (NW-European) Protestantism in Indonesia before 1942 and on the interaction between Christianity, Islam and traditional religion. In co-operation with the Indonesian National Archive (Arsip Nasional Republik Indonesia) in Jakarta, he published extensively on these subjects, e.g. several source publications on the Central Moluccas, South Celebes, and Central Java, containing original archival material kept in Indonesian, British and Dutch archives, as well as a number of books and articles on related subjects. In addition he is co-founder and board member of The Society for the History of Dutch Missions and Overseas Churches and co-editor of several series and of the Journal for the History of Dutch Missions and Overseas Churches, which are published by the Society.