Remembering Schillebeeckx

At December 23, we remember the death of Edward Schillebeeckx. In 2009 we said our farewells to this great  theologian, but above all: to a wonderful human being.

Schillebeeckx 99

November 12 was the 99th birthday of Edward Schillebeeckx. We remember him with love and compassion. Meanwhile, we are busy transforming 2014 into a year of Schillebeeckx’ activities. Definitely: to be continued.

Edward Schillebeeckx 100 Conference

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Edward Schillebeeckx Centenary Conference
Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands
27 – 30 August 2014

From August 27th-30th 2014, a theological conference will be held in honour of Edward Schillebeeckx’ 100th birthday. The conference is organized by the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies of the Radboud University Nijmegen in collaboration with the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the Catholic University Leuven, Heythrop College London, and the Edward Schillebeeckx Foundation.

Key note speakers include Lieven Boeve, Erik Borgman, William Cavanaugh, Siobhán Garrigan, Emmanuel Katongole, Sebastian Kim, Annemarie Mayer, Aristotle Papanikolau, Elizabeth Phillips, Anna Rowlands and Graham Ward, and many others.

Click here for more information and registration.


Two Research positions on Schillebeeckx at the Radboud University Nijmegen

A very late notice but not yet too late to apply (deadline: this August 9): Two Research positions on Schillebeeckx at the Radboud University Nijmegen. Click and apply.

Essay Schillebeeckx Masterclass

In 2012, Notre Dame professor and Schillebeeckx expert Catherine Hilkert visited the Radboud University Nijmegen to lecture a Masterclass on the theology of Edward Schillebeeckx. This resulted in in several interesting essays by participating students,  inspired the theology of Edward Schillebeeckx. We present one of the essays: “Reflections on Schillebeeckx and spiritual care” (Hans Hamers).

Edward Schillebeeckx Lecture by Rowan Williams

At December 13, 2013, from 20.00 untill 22.00 o’clock,  Rowan Williams (1945) – until December 2012 Archbischop of Canterbury – will present the Edward Schillebeeckx Lecture (in English). The lecture is organised by the Soeterbeeckx Programme, and will take place at the Radboud Universy Nijmegen. For more information visit the website of the Soeterbeeck Programme.


A new year, new plans. Although our foundation is just small, we are working on some rather extensive projects. For instance, we are rethinking the nature and content of our chair. Previous years, prof. dr. Catherine Hilkert (Notre Dame University, USA) has been visiting us to teach some succesfull and intensive master classes on Schillebeeckx theology. Her appointment as visiting professor would end after 3 years. What now? Een new visiting scholar, some intensive master classes by varying professors, someone form within the Dutch and Belgium context, or someone special from abroad … we are considering all options. Second, there has been a lot of effort to realize a 11-part volume of Collected Works Edward Schillebeeckx in English. What a job, what a job! Texts are translated, corrected, and given a modern lay-out. It sure will be the standard book on Schillebeeckx. Last, we have the Edward Schillebeeckx Essay Price. What a fine opportunity to focus on Schillebeeckx’ theology, form the perspective of young theologians.  We are looking forward to read all these fine essays.

To keep Schillebeeckx’ theology alive - by continuing activities as mentioned above – we do need money. It would be great if you could support us. All donations are welcome on account number: by name of Stichting Edward Schillebeeckx,  IBAN: NL74RABO0387035125, and BIC-codes: RABONL2U. Many thanks.

Sweet memories

At December 23 2009 Edward Schillebeeckx passed away. Around Christmas we, members of the Edward Schillebeeckx Foundation, wish each other peace and love. But above all we share our memories of Edward. Each of us had a personal relationship with Edward. Edward was near to us all. Even in his last days, Edward had a clear mind. During Christmas, we remember more strongly our encounters with Edward. We have known a sharp and inspiring theologian and thinker. But above all, we experienced a warm, compassionate, and human Edward. We will cherish this.

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