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    5037 AB Tilburg



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Research interests

The project investigates in what way the concern of moral theology with the advancement of human dignity is a stimulus for the challenges of intercultural ethics. The project also looks for applications in the area of care and medicine on the one hand and electronic media practice on the other. In both cases the interest for `open questions' is a reason to bring the intercultural dynamics within these practices to the fore.


 Assistant in medical ethics at the faculties of medicine and theology, Catholic University of Leuven, 1985-1990. Assistant professor for moral theology at Tilburg Faculty of Theology since 1991 and since 2006 at Tilburg University. Promotion to associate professor on January 1, 2009. Director of the Centre for Intercultural Ethics between 2006-2010 and director of education at the Department of Religieus Studies and Theology from 2007 until 2012. Since 2002 visiting professor at St. Augustine College of South Africa (Johannesburg). Due to reorganization, loss of appointment since 1 December 2015, but reappointed to the extend of 0.1 fte in the fucntion of Secretary of the Research Ethics Committee while keeping the status of Associate Professor.


Since 1 December 2015, I am no longer teaching courses at Tilburg University with the exception of modules for HOVO (Hoger Onderwijs voor Ouderen - Higher Education for Elderly).

External positions

Ethics teaching (Academie voor Geesteswetenschappen)

1 Mar 2017 → …

BA Teaching (Université Catholique de Louvain)

1 Oct 201630 Sep 2017

Ethics committee (St. Elisabethziekenhuis)

1 Jan 2009 → …

Teaching (Saint Augustine College of South Africa)

1 Jan 2002 → …


  • Ethics
  • Medical Ethics
  • Images Of God
  • Religion
  • Intercultural Ethics
  • Moral Theology
  • Media Ethics
  • Theology
  • Social And Political Ethics; Theology

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Research Output

Normativity for ophthalmologists

Jans, J., 2018, In : Ophthalmic Opinion. 1, 2, p. 7-8 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Euthanasie in den Niederlanden und Belgien: Ethische Elemente der neueren Debatte

Translated title of the contribution: Euthanasia in the Netherlands and Belgium: Ethical Elements of the Newly DebateJans, J. M. N. E., 2014, In : Diakonia. Internationale Zeitschrift für die Praxis der Kirche. 45, 3, p. 171-176 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Typisch und eigenartig: Krankenhaüser auf der Suche nach ihrer christlich-katholische Identität

Jans, J. M. N. E., 2012, Theologische Ethik in Pluralismus. Hilpert, K. (ed.). Herder: Academic Press Fribourg, p. 285-290 6 p. (Studien zur theologischen Ethik; no. 133).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Until the end willed by God? Moral theology and the debate on 'euthanasia'

Jans, J. M. N. E., 2011, In : Studies in Christian Ethics. 24, p. 477-486 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

And God created Darwin? An ethical analysis of and reflection on semi-creationism

Jans, J. M. N. E., 2009, Ethics of the Life Sciences. Jans, J. (ed.). Lausanne: Societas Ethicas, Vol. 45. p. 18-23 (Societas Ethica - Jahresbericht / Annual; vol. 45).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientific


  • 1 Editorial activity
  • 1 Invited talk

ET Bulletin : Europäische Gesellschaft für katholische Theologie (Journal)

J.M.N.E. Jans (Editor of special issue)


Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific