Bio

Studied theology in Utrecht and Fribourg,  and did part of the doctoral research as a visiting scholar at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. In 2018 I was awarded the doctoral degree cum laude for 'Thomas Aquinas on the Beatitudes'. The dissertation was awarded the international 'Veritas et Amor' award by the Circolo San Tommaso.  My present research focuses on conversion as a theological category and its sociological and spiritual components. Popular publications cover a wide-range of subjects such as happiness and virtue, ecumenical dialogue, the pontificate of pope Francis and the position of the Catholic church in the public sphere. My scientific publications have been published journals such as Nova et Vetera, Angelicum, Journal of Moral Theology and Incontri. 

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Collaboration

Member of the Thomas Instituut Utrecht

Member of the organizing committee of the annual Servais Pinckaers moral theology symposium, university of Notre Dame

Managing editor of the European Journal for the Study of Thomas Aquinas, a collaboration between the universities of Utrecht, Fribourg and Toruń. 

Rector of studies of the diocesan seminary Ariënsinstituut, Utrecht

Top publications

  1. Thomas Aquinas on the Beatitudes - Reading Matthew, Disputing Grace a…

    ten Klooster, A. (2018). Thomas Aquinas on the Beatitudes: Reading Matthew, Disputing Grace and Virtue, Preaching Happiness. Peeters.
  2. Meekness, Justice and Piety - The Moral Transformation of Sophie Scho…

    ten Klooster, A. (2019). Meekness, Justice and Piety: The Moral Transformation of Sophie Scholl. In H. J. M. Schoot, J. Verburgt, & J. Vijgen (Eds.), Initiation and Mystagogy in Thomas Aquinas: Scriptural, Systematic, Sacramental and Moral, and Pastoral Perspectives (pp. 251-272). Peeters.
  3. The Beatitudes, Merit, and the Pursuit of Happiness in the Prima Secu…

    ten Klooster, A. M. (2020). The Beatitudes, Merit, and the Pursuit of Happiness in the Prima Secundae: The Action of the Holy Spirit at the Heart of Moral Theology. Nova et Vetera, 18(1), 179-200.
  4. Dante and the beatitudes: moral transformation in 'Purgatorio'

    ten Klooster, A. (2019). Dante and the beatitudes: moral transformation in 'Purgatorio'. Incontri: Rivista Europea di Studi Italiani, 34, 122-127. https://www.academia.edu/40307356/Dante_and_the_beatitudes_moral_transformation_in_Purgatorio
  5. Aquinas on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit as the Delight of the Christ…

    ten Klooster, A. (2019). Aquinas on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit as the Delight of the Christian Life. Journal of Moral Theology, 8(2), 80-94. https://www.academia.edu/38812907/Aquinas_on_the_Fruits_of_the_Holy_Spirit_as_the_Delight_of_the_Christian_Life

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