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  • Warandelaan 2, Tias Building, room T 709

    5037 AB Tilburg

    Netherlands

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1985 …2019
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Personal profile

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.

Career

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 → …

Keywords

  • Medieval Mysticism
  • Mysticism

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Research Output 1985 2019

[Review of the book Ruusbroec's mystical vision in 'Die Gheestelike Brulocht' seen in the light of 'minne', James A. Wiseman, 2018)]

Faesen, R., 2019, In : Medieval Mystical Theology. 28, 1, p. 71-72

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

[Review of the book The Arnhem Mystical Sermons: Preaching Liturgical Mysticism in the Context of Catholic Reform, Ineke Cornet, 2019)]

Faesen, R., 2019, In : Journal of Jesuit Studies. 6, 2, p. 336-337

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

Open Access

A Missal for Cologne Made in Nijmegen - c.1450

Faesen, R., 2019, Manuscripts and Precious Books in the Maurits Sabbe Library - KU Leuven. François, W., Watteeuw, L. & Kenis, L. (eds.). Leuven: Peeters, p. 24-25

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

Beatrijs van Nazareth: Aan het begin van de Middelnederlandse mystieke literatuur

Faesen, R., 2019, Vrouwelijke mystici aan het woord II. Ermens, D. & Fraeters, V. (eds.). Antwerpen: Ruusbroecgenootschap, p. 15-22

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Activities 2009 2019

  • 26 Oral presentation
  • 13 Invited talk
  • 11 Examination
  • 1 Membership of PhD committee

Does Matter Matter for the Union with God According to John of Ruusbroec (1293-1381)?

Rob Faesen (Speaker)
1 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

PhD examination: "Poor Brides of Christ: Distinctive Forms of Franciscan Mysticism in Bonaventure and Angela of Foligno"

Rob Faesen (Examiner), Frances Andrews (Examiner)
4 Oct 2019

Activity: Examination typesExaminationScientific

The Theological Connection between Contemplation and (Social or Political) Action in the Thought of John of Ruusbroec

Rob Faesen (Speaker)
25 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Metaphors and/or Negations in Mystical Literature: Considerations from the Work of John of Ruusbroec

Rob Faesen (Speaker)
1 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

De geestelijke beleving van de 13e eeuwse begijnen

Rob Faesen (Speaker)
10 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkPopular