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Position: Lecturer/ProfessorTilburg University
Tilburg School of Catholic Theology
Nieuwegracht 61 + 65
Teaches (T) and/or researches (R) in:
1. Bible and Related Literature: R
4: Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha: R
6: New Testament: R
2. History of the Jewish People: TR
Regional and National (i.e. in North Africa, Greece, Eastern Europe, Germany, Middle East, Spain, India, South America, United States, etc): TR
21: Biographical Studies: R
3. Religion and Religious Movements: TR
Rabbinic Judaism: TR
24: Sectarianism in antiquity, including Gnosticism and Samaritan studies: R
32: Liturgy and prayer: R
4. Jewish Thought and Philosophy: R
35: Modern Philosophy: R
36: Jewish Mysticism: R
5. Rabbinic Literature: R
38: Early (including Talmud, Mishnah, Midrash): R
40: Modern: R
9. Contemporary Studies: TR
67: Anthropology, Ethnography and Folklore: R
Interfaith studies (including Jewish-Christian relations, Jewish-Muslim relations): TR
The cooperation between the Catholic Theological University of Utrecht (KTU) and Bar Ilan University have been broadened to include the Schechter Center in Jerusalem (conservative).
Future publications will focus more on the actual relevance of topics studied from Jewish and Christian perspectives without losing sight of the historical contexts. Future themes will include:
Isolation, Exchange, Syncretism, possible models of interaction between Judaism and Christianity.
B3. Main projects:
Holiness from Jewish and Christian perspectives.
The bi-annual meetings between KTU, Bar ilan University and other universities have centered around the them of holiness. Sanctity of time and place, purity and holiness, saints and holy persons, the concept of the holy commreligious community, are some of the topics studies that have materialized in the series Jewish and Christian Perspectives series, edited by dr. M. Poorthuis (KTU) and prof. dr. J. Schwartz (Bar Ilan).
Catholic images of Jews in the Netherlands.
This field of reseach is carried out by dr. T. Salemink and dr. M. Poorthuis.
It aims to offer a complete overview and analysis of Catholic images of Judaism from the 1850s on, not only in theological books, but as well on the ‘ordinary’ level of journals, sermons, social and political milieu, etc.