Rob Faesen
  • Warandelaan 2, Tias Building, room T 709

    5037 AB Tilburg


Accepting PhD Students

1985 …2024

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Research interests

Rob Faesen's expertise is the history of Christian spirituality and mysticism. He has published extensively in the field of medieval mysticism, and also in Jesuit history and spirituality. He was a member of the editorial team responsible for the new critial edition of the works of John of Ruusbroec, and has authored various contributions on Ruusbroec, Hadewijch and Middle Dutch mysticism.


Part-time professor K.U. Leuven (= Catholic University Leuven) Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies

Part-time associate professor University Antwerpen, Ruusbroecgenootschap, Arts Faculty

Member of the editorial board of the journal "Ons Geestelijk Erf"

Member of the editorial board of the journal  "Revue d'histoire ecclésiastique"

Member of the editorial board of the journal  "Medieval Mystical Theology: The Journal of the Eckhart Society"

Current courses

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External positions

Professor (Katolieke Universiteit Leuven)

1 Oct 2007 → …

Lecturer (Universiteit Antwerpen)

1 Oct 2003 → …


  • Medieval Mysticism
  • Mysticism


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