Cortege Tilbrug University

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Bio

Born in 1953, grown up in Belgium and since 1996 working in the Netherlands. Education: 1990: PhD in Sociology, KULeuven 1982-1988: Research Assistant (AIO) in the Sociology of Religion, KULeuven 1980-1982: MA Third World Studies, UCLouvain and the University of Algers (Algeria) 1979-1980: Statistical Researcher, Departement of Linguistics, KULeuven 1975-1978: Studies with a DAAD Scholarship in Sociology and Political Sciences, University of Bielefeld (Germany) 1971-1975: MA Sociology and Studies in History and Philosophy, KULeuven Academic positions: - Since 2007: Full Professor in the Sociology of Religion, University of Tilburg - 1996-2006: Full Professor in the Sociology of Religion, Katholieke Theologische Universiteit te Utrecht - 1993-1996: Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics, Humboldt University Berlin - 1990-1993: Associate Professor in Sociology, University of Hasselt - 1988-1993: Assistant Professor in Sociology, Antwerp Business School

Expertise

Sociology of religion: theories, religion and modernity, evolution of Catholicism (19th - 21st century)

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Collaboration

 I've worked together with researchers - other than my own university - from, among others, KULeuven (Jan de Maeyer, Marc Hooghe, Patrick Pasture),  Duke University (Herbert Kitschelt), Bochum University (Wilhelm Damberg) and Mirfield College (Anthony J. Carroll).

Recent publications

  1. Reforming the Catholic Church beyond Vatican II

    Hellemans, S., & Jonkers, P. (2019). Reforming the Catholic Church beyond Vatican II. In T. Halik (Ed.), Wir teilen diesen Traum. : Theologinnen und Theologen aus aller Welt argumentieren pro Pope Francis Dusseldorf: Patmos Verlag.
  2. Envisioning Futures for the Catholic Church

    Hellemans, S., & Jonkers, P. (2018). Envisioning Futures for the Catholic Church. Washington: Council for Research in Values and Philosophy.
  3. Introduction: Reforming the Catholic Church beyond Vatican II

    Hellemans, S., & Jonkers, P. (2018). Introduction: Reforming the Catholic Church beyond Vatican II. In S. Hellemans, & P. Jonkers (Eds.), Envisioning Futures for the Catholic Church (pp. 1-25). Washington DC: Council for Research in Values and Philosophy.
  4. Will the Catholic Church Remain Relevant? The Evolution of its Offer …

    Hellemans, S. (2018). Will the Catholic Church Remain Relevant? The Evolution of its Offer After 1800. In S. Hellemans, & P. J. (Eds.), Envisioning Futures for the Catholic Church (pp. 41-71). Washinton DC: Council for Research in Values and Philosophy.
  5. Hoe is religie vandaag mogelijk?

    Hellemans, S. (2017). Hoe is religie vandaag mogelijk? In Tussen de regels verschijnt Hij: Boeken als leermeester (pp. 142-147). Tilburg: Tilburg University, School of Catholic Theology.

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