A while back we met with Mathijs Lamberigts, Professor at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at KU Leuven, to discuss why RESILIENCE is important to a department such as his.
When we asked Mathijs Lamberigts, Professor at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at KU Leuven, why RESILIENCE is important to an institution such as his, he told us the following:
“Religious history is much more than the history of books. It is also a history of arts, and it is also a history of ideas and mentalities. For that reason a European research infastructure is very much needed.”
In Belgium the faculty is the biggest actor dealing with religious history. There aren’t other Belgian universities of the same size. This means that KU Leuven is looking for collaboration and dialogue partners in the rest of Europe.
According to Mathijs Lamberigts, RESILIENCE provides a way for the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at KU Leuven to find dialogue partners outside of Belgium.
Another bonus of RESILIENCE is, that it allows researchers to discover a wide array of differences and similarities between the many religious denominations in Europe.