Fred Iersel, van

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Research interests


The Chair focuses on Religion and Security. A series of books is being published in this domain.

important subthemes are:

peace and security


theology and ethics of peace 

- Catholic Social Teaching on War and Peace;

- (Christian) military ethics; 

- Church and state relations as a perspective on military chaplaincy

- concepts of pastorale care and pastoral education;




  • Practical Theology
  • Theology
  • Nuclear/Atomic Weapons
  • Armed Force/Army
  • Religion
  • Spiritual Counseling / Pastoral Work / Soul Care
  • Humanitarian Intervention
  • Spiritual Care
  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Random Violence