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Bio

Karim Schelkens (°1977) is a full time associate professor in religious history at the Tilburg School of Catholic Theology (Tilburg University) and a guest professor at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies (KULeuven). In 2007, he obtained his PhD in Leuven, which was crowned with the C. de Clercq Award by the Royal Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts. He has been a postdoctoral research fellow for the FWO and got a degree in postdoctoral studies at the Canadian Université Laval. Schelkens has served as General Secretary of the European Society for Catholic Theology (2012-2018), and as of 2020 is the European representative in the worldwide International Network for Societies of Catholic Theology. He is the author/editor of some twenty academic books and numerous contributions regarding the history of religion. Currently, he is president of the TST research program on 'The Transformation of Religion in Late Modernity'.

Teaching

Dr. Schelkens teaches courses offering a basic introduction into the history of christianity in Europe. Furthermore, he offers Ma-level courses on modern history of religion (focusing on issues such as the evolution of interreligious dialogue, the relationship between church and state, religious liberty, etc.) as well as an Ma-level seminar introducing students into the methodological and hermeneutic principles of contemporary historical research.

Subjects

Recent publications

  1. Más allá de un catolicismo eurocéntrico

    Schelkens, K. (Accepted/In press). Más allá de un catolicismo eurocéntrico. In S. Arenas (Ed.), Intervenciones de los Obispos Chilenos en el Concilio Vaticano II Santiago de Chile: Ediciones Universidad de Chile.
  2. Rome and Ecumenism in the Preconciliar Era, 1945-1958

    Schelkens, K. (2020). Rome and Ecumenism in the Preconciliar Era, 1945-1958. Manuscript in preparation. In A. Melloni (Ed.), History of the Desire for Christian Unity Brill/Boston.
  3. Dogmatische constitutie over de goddelijke openbaring Dei Verbum

    Schelkens, K. (Accepted/In press). Dogmatische constitutie over de goddelijke openbaring Dei Verbum: Nederlandse vertaling. In M. Lamberigts, P. De Mey, H. Witte, & H. Tercic (Eds.), Constituties en decreten van het Tweede Vaticaans Concilie Antwerpen: Halewyn.
  4. Edward Schillebeeckx and Theological Ressourcement

    Schelkens, K. (Accepted/In press). Edward Schillebeeckx and Theological Ressourcement: Some Historical Notes on His Reception of 'Nouvelle Théologie'. In S. Van Erp (Ed.), The Bloomsbury Companion to Edward Schillebeeckx London: Bloomsbury Academic.
  5. Gerard Philips. Dagboek van twee reizen door Belgisch Congo en Ruanda…

    Schelkens, K., & Claes, D. (Accepted/In press). Gerard Philips. Dagboek van twee reizen door Belgisch Congo en Ruanda-Urundi, 1957 en 1959: Kritisch ingeleide en geannoteerde editie. (Handelingen van de Koninklijke Commissie voor Geschiedenis; Vol. 28). Brussel: Koninklijke commissie voor geschiedenis.

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