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  • Warandelaan 2, Dante Building, room D 143

    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

Deus summe cognoscibilis: The Current Theological Relevance of Saint Bonaventure

Faesen, R., 2019, In : Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses. 95, 2, p. 354-356 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature reviewScientificpeer-review

Nulla separabilis distinctio seu personalis confusio: The reception of William of Saint-Thierry by John of Ruusbroec

Faesen, R., 2019, In : Cîteaux: Commentarii Cistercienses. 69, 1-4, p. 325-337

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Activities 2009 2019

Beatrijs van Nazareth: Zeven manieren van minne

Rob Faesen (Speaker)
28 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkPopular

Ascetism and Perfection in Medieval Christian Mysticism

Rob Faesen (Speaker)
23 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

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

Open Expert Meeting Michel de Certeau: Case Study Michel de Certeau en de crisis van de mystiek bij de Franse Jezuïeten

Rob Faesen (Speaker)
18 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Seeing and Illumination as a Mutual Encounter in the Work of Ruusbroec

Rob Faesen (Speaker)
7 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific