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Willemien Otten
Willemien Otten

is Professor of Theology and the History of Christianity at the University of Chicago Divinity School. She also teaches in the College and is Associated Faculty in the Department of History. A Dutch native, Otten recently served on a Task Force for Sustainable Humanities instituted by the Dutch Minister of Education to strengthen the position of the humanities in Dutch universities.

“Common Grace” and “Sphere Sovereignty” Shape Betsy DeVos’s Educational Policies

by Willemien Otten

A Dutch theologian explains the religious principles at the heart of Trump’s choice for U.S. Secretary of Education. Hint: it’s a Dutch neo-Calvinist minister and politician.

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“Common Grace” and “Sphere Sovereignty” Shape Betsy DeVos’s Educational Policies