Bio

I hold a Ph.D. (2007) in Medieval History from Radboud University Nijmegen and a Ph.D. (2019) in Medieval Theology from KU Leuven. I teach Christian Spirituality at Tilburg University, School of Catholic Theology, Franciscan Study Center. I published three books, four volumes, and multiple translations in Dutch. My English publications include Franciscan Virtue: Spiritual Growth and the Virtues in Franciscan Literature and Instruction of the Thirteenth Century (Leiden/Boston: 2012) and the edited volumes The Carthusians in the Low Countries: Studies in Monastic History and Heritage (Louvain: 2014), (w. A. Plunkett-Latimer) Shaping Stability: The Normation and Formation of Religious Life in the Middle Ages (Turnhout: 2016), and A Companion to Medieval Rules and Customaries (Leiden/Boston: 2020). I am Chairman of IGTM - International Society for the Study of Medieval Theology (www.medievaltheology.org) and Chief Editor of Franciscan Connections (www.franciscanconnections.com).

Expertise

- Franciscan Intellectual Tradition

- Medieval Morality and Spirituality

- Religious Orders and Religious Life

- Virtue Ethics

- Environmental Ethics

Teaching

- Franciscan Spirituality

- Introduction Spirituality

- European History: Middle Ages

Courses

Collaboration

* Franciscan Connections, International Blog - www.franciscanconnections.com (Chief Editor)

* Forum Franciscanum / Franciscaans Forum, Franciscan Knowlegde Network - www.franciscaansforum.org (Project Leader)

* Franciscan Institute, Saint Bonaventure University, Research Advisory Council - https://www.sbu.edu/about-sbu/sbu-campus-maps-directions/franciscan-ins… (Member)

* IGTM - International Society for the Study of Medieval Theology - www.medievaltheology.org (Chairman)

* KU Leuven, Research Unit History of Church and Theology - https://theo.kuleuven.be/en/research/research_units/ru_church (Research Associate)

* Thomas Instituut, Utrecht - http://www.thomasinstituut.org (Member)

* Medieval Monastic Texts / Middeleeuwse Monastieke Teksten, Translation Series - https://www.damon.nl/serie/middeleeuwse-monastieke-teksten (Chief Editor)

* De Bibliotheek Maas en Peel - https://www.debibliotheekmaasenpeel.nl (Board Member)

Recent publications

  1. Care as Contemplation / Contemplation as Care in the Clarissan Tradit…

    Pansters, K. (2021). Care as Contemplation / Contemplation as Care in the Clarissan Tradition. Manuscript submitted for publication. In J. Arblaster (Ed.), Festschrift Rob Faesen
  2. Carthusian Virtue Ethics

    Pansters, K. (2021). Carthusian Virtue Ethics. Manuscript submitted for publication. In D. Yocum (Ed.), Carthusian Monasticism History, Life, World, Texts De Gruyter.
  3. Franciscan Conversion: Turning Toward the Truly Good

    Pansters, K. (2021). Franciscan Conversion: Turning Toward the Truly Good. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  4. Imitatio imitationis - In the Footsteps of the Imitation of Christ in…

    Pansters, K. (2021). Imitatio imitationis: In the Footsteps of the Imitation of Christ in Early Franciscan Literature. In V. Leppin (Ed.), Schaffen und Nachahmen : Kreative Prozesse im Mittelalter (pp. 373). (Das Mittelalter: Beihefte; Vol. 16). De Gruyter.
  5. Returning Every Good to the Lord - The Ascetic Exemplarity of Francis…

    Pansters, K. (2021). Returning Every Good to the Lord: The Ascetic Exemplarity of Francis of Assisi . Manuscript submitted for publication.

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