Karel Steenbrink has worked in the Netherlands, Indonesia and Canada. Since 2007 he is retired and named Professor Emeritus in Intercultural Theology at Utrecht University. He published in the fields of Islamic studies (interpretations of the Qur'an) and Indonesian Islam and Christianity. In 2007 he published the second volume of his trilogy on Catholics in Indonesia. In 2014 volume III is with the publisher (KITLV/Brill, leiden) with the title: Catholics in Independent Indonesia, 1945-2010. His book Jesus verses in the Qur'an was published in 2011 (Hyderabad, Henry Martin Institute) and at this moment (mid-2014) the Indonesian translation is in preparation. Together with Gürkan Celik (Zwolle) and Johan Leman (Louvain) he is the editor of a volume on Fethullah Gülen, Gülen in Europe. The Western Journey of a Modern Turkish Movement.