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Krijn Pansters, Ph.D. (2007) in History and Ph.D. (2019) in Theology, is Assistant Professor (tenured) in Church History and Spirituality at Tilburg University (School of Theology, Franciscan Study Center) in Utrecht and Research Associate at the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies). He has published extensively on medieval mentality and religious thought.

2010-  Assistant Professor (tenured), Franciscan Spirituality and Medieval History, Tilburg University

          Researcher, Franciscan Spirituality and Ethics

2007-2010 Postdoc, Church History, Tilburg University (Project "Franciscan Virtue")

2002-2007 Junior Researcher, History, Radboud University Nijmegen (Project "The Cardinal Virtues")


2019   Ph.D., Theology, KU Leuven

2019   S.T.D. (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor), KU Leuven

2018   M.A. Education, History, Radboud University Nijmegen

2018   Post Bachelor, Educational Management, NCOI Hogeschool

2017   Post Bachelor, Project Management, NCOI Hogeschool

2017   S.T.L. 2 (Sacrae Theologiae Licentia), KU Leuven

2016   S.T.L. 1 (Sacrae Theologiae Licentia), KU Leuven

2015   S.T.B. (Sacrae Theologiae Baccalaureus), KU Leuven

2007   Ph.D., History, Radboud University Nijmegen

2006   Qualification, Medieval Studies, Netherlands Research School for Medieval Studies

2005   Qualification, Lecturer Higher Education, Radboud University Nijmegen

2003   B.A./M.A. Theology, Church History (cum laude), Radboud University Nijmegen

1998   B.A./M.A. History, Medieval History, Radboud University Nijmegen


Research interests

My research concerns

- Franciscan Intellectual Tradition

- Medieval Morality and Spirituality

- Virtue Ethics and Moral Conversion


Current courses

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* Franciscan Spirituality

* Introduction Spirituality

* European History: Middle Ages


  • Ethics
  • Christian Spirituality
  • History Of Middle Ages
  • Franciscan Spirituality
  • Medieval Mysticism
  • Medieval Theology

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Research Output 2007 2020

A Companion to Medieval Rules and Customaries

Pansters, K. (ed.), 2020, (Submitted) Brill. (Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition)

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingScientificpeer-review

Duurzame duurzaamheid: Ecologische bekering en betrokkenheid

Pansters, K. (ed.), 2020, (In preparation) 300 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingProfessional

[Review of the book Franziskus von Assisi Volker Leppin, 2018]

Pansters, K., 2019, (Submitted) In : Archa Verbi: Yearbook for the Study of Medieval Theology. 16

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewOther research output

Bonaventure and Virtue

Pansters, K., 2019, (Submitted) Frater, Magister, Minister, et Episcopus: The Works and Worlds of St. Bonaventure.

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

Exemplarisch leiderschap

Pansters, K., 2019, (Submitted) Volg de liefde! Leiderschap in het licht van Franciscus en Clara van Assisi.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Activities 2006 2017

"From the Viewpoint of Perfect Virtue”

Krijn Pansters (Speaker)
13 Jul 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

The Choice of De-Ownership and the Ownership of Virtue

Krijn Pansters (Speaker)
27 Jun 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

De kartuizers in de Nederlanden

Krijn Pansters (Speaker)
9 Jun 2013

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

Norm and Form. Virtues as Constituents of Identity in Medieval Religious Communities

Krijn Pansters (Speaker)
19 Sep 2013

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Translation of the Spirit. The Birth of Religious Orders and the High Medieval Rationalization of Spiritual Identity

Krijn Pansters (Speaker)
13 Feb 2013

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific