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Research interests

Patristics, Augustine, rhetorics, mystagogy, antique and late-antique philosophy, Christology, creation, philosophical and theological anthropology, musicology.

Current project: Christ as a Way and Image in Augusine's Theology on Man and Creation. A Study of Christological Mystagogy in Augustine's Texts on Genesis.

External positions

Pastor (Parochie de Twaalf Apostelen)

1 Sep 2011 → …

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Augustine of Hippo Arts & Humanities
Christology Arts & Humanities
Anthropology Arts & Humanities
Human Body Arts & Humanities
Mystagogy Arts & Humanities
Anthropocentric Arts & Humanities
Genesis Arts & Humanities
Confessiones Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2001 2019

[Review of the book God Visible. Patristic Christology Reconsidered. Changing Paradigms in Historical and Systematic Theology, Brain Daley SJ, 2018]

Claes, M., 7 Mar 2019, In : Augustiniana. 68, 3-4, p. 282-287 6 p.

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

Reading Augustine: On Christology, Anthropology, Cognitive Science and the Human Body

Claes, M., 2019, (In preparation) Bloomsbury Academic. (Reading Augustine)

Research output: Book/ReportBookProfessional

Cognitive Science
Human Body

Anthropocentric Christology in Augustine's Confessiones XIII: Sensory and Corporeal Aspects of Mystagogy in the Context of the earlier Commentaries on Genesis

Claes, M., 2018, (Accepted/In press) Early Christian Mystagogy and the Body. Peeters Publishing, (Late Antique History and Religion).

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

Augustine of Hippo

Augustine’s Sermons and Disability

Claes, M. & Dupont, A., 2017, Disability in Antiquity. Laes, C. (ed.). London: ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, Vol. 3. p. 328-341 14 p. (Rewriting Antiquity ; vol. 3).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Exercitatio mentis and its Function in Mystagogy. Opening up the Individual for Exercises in Communal Thinking and Living

Claes, M., 2016, Seeing through the Eyes of Faith: New Approaches to the Mystagogy of the Church Fathers. Louvain: Peeters Publishers, Vol. 11. p. 533-545 13 p. (Late Antique History and Religion; vol. 11).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Activities 2011 2019

Reflections on Augustine’s Evaluation of the Body in his later Comments on Genesis: A Christological Perspective

Martin Claes (Speaker)
19 Aug 201924 Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Opponent Ph.D. defense dr. Guido Jacobs

Martin Claes (Participant)
7 Nov 2018

Activity: Other activity typesOtherScientific

Sakramentsgemeinschaft in der alten Kirche

Martin Claes (Contributor)
2 Jan 20175 Jan 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conferenceScientific