New endowed chair Octavia van Breemen for cross-fertilization psychiatry and theology23rd November 2023
Prof. Ernst Hirsch Ballin and Rector Magnificus Wim van de Donk of Tilburg University signed an agreement establishing the new endowed chair Octavia van Breemen on Nov. 20. This chair aims to promote education and research on the cross-fertilization between psychiatry and theology.
Belief in spirits much less irrational than assumed27th October 2023
In philosophy about God, there is little space for research on belief in spirits. Unjustly so, argues Hans van Eygen in his new book "The Epistemology of Spirit Beliefs" (Routledge, 2023). His research assesses whether belief in spirits is epistemically justified. He elaborates on his findings in a blog post and in a podcast.
Comics as sites of religion26th October 2023
The comic book medium is in the spotlight, thriving both on the Web and in book form, as "seventh art" and as entertainment. Less well known is its multifaceted relationship with religion. Sociologist of religion Kees de Groot, who previously revealed the Catholic background of Tintin, provides a systematic overview of this in an entertaining volume entitled Comics, Culture and Religion. Faith Imagined.