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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.

Courses

Recent publications

  1. L’ecumenismo riluttante di Roma. Da Mystici corporis (1943) alla rece…

    Schelkens, K. (Accepted/In press). L’ecumenismo riluttante di Roma. Da Mystici corporis (1943) alla recezione di Ecclesia Catholica (1949). In A. Melloni (Ed.), L'Unità dei cristiani. Storia di un desiderio (XIX-XXI secolo) (Vol. 2). Il Mulino publishing house.
  2. 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 Ediciones Universidad de Chile.
  3. [Review of the book Gli anni della pazienza. Bea, l’ecumenismo e il S…

    Schelkens, K. (Accepted/In press). [Review of the book Gli anni della pazienza. Bea, l’ecumenismo e il Sant’Uffizio di Pio XII (Isituto per le scienze religiose. Testi, ricerche e fonti. Nuova serie, 63), Saretta Marotta, Bologna, 2020]. Laval théologique et philosophique, 76.
  4. [Review of the book God is groter dan ons hart. Antonius Jan Glazemak…

    Schelkens, K. (Accepted/In press). [Review of the book God is groter dan ons hart. Antonius Jan Glazemaker, aartsbisschop in tijden van verandering, Lydia Janssen, Kok Boekencentrum, 2020]. Revue d’Histoire Ecclésiastique, 116.
  5. [Review of the book Istvan Csonta, The Preconciliar Schema on the Lay…

    Schelkens, K. (Accepted/In press). [Review of the book Istvan Csonta, The Preconciliar Schema on the Lay Apostolate. An Historical Critical Investigation, Leuven, 2020]. Laval théologique et philosophique, 76.

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