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prof. dr. P.H.A.I. (Peter) Jonkers

Full Professor 

Tilburg School of Catholic Theology
Department of Systematic Theology and Philosophy


My teaching and research expertise comprises philosophy of religion, metaphysics, philosophy of culture, and history of modern philosophy (especially Hegel and his contemporaries). Furthermore, I am a member of several  (international) committees for quality assurance, especially in the fields of education and research in theology and the humanities.


Principal publications

  • P. Jonkers, Religion as a Source of Evil. International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 78, 4-5, 2017, 419-431.
  • P. Jonkers, A Revaluation of Wisdom as a Way to Reconnect Philosophy With the Life-World. In: Peter Jonkers, He Xirong, Shi Yongze (eds.) Philosophy and the Life World. Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, Washington D.C., 2017, 41-62.
  • P. Jonkers, From rational doctrine to Christian wisdom. A possible response of the Church to today?s seekers. In: S. Hellemans and P. Jonkers (ed.), A Catholic Minority Church in a World of Seekers. Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, Washington D.C., 2015, 163-191.
  • P. Jonkers, A Reasonable Faith. Pope Benedict?s Response to Rawls. Tom Bailey and Valentina Gentile (eds.), Rawls and Religion. New York, Columbia University Press, 2015, 221-241.
  • P. Jonkers, The Interest of Reason Is To Go Without God. Jacobi?s Polemic Against Philosophical Theology. In: Journal of Religious History, 38, 1, 2014, 20-34.

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Last amended: 05 October 2018