Prof. C.J.A. Sterkens (Carl)

Professor - Empirical and practical religious studies

Prof. C.J.A. Sterkens (Carl)
Visiting address

Erasmusplein 1

Postal address

Postbus 9103

Carl Sterkens is professor of Practical Theology and Empirical Religious Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies of Radboud University. He lectures pastoral theology, empirical research methodology, psychology of religion, and master seminars on religion, cohesion and conflict. He also lectures the national PhD course Empirical Religious Studies on behalf of the Netherlands School for Advanced Study in Religion and Theology (NOSTER). He has been lecturing regularly at different theological faculties in Indonesia, and was guest lecturer in different Universities in Europe.
His research focuses on interreligious relationships, the consequences of religiosity for latent and manifest conflicts (versus societal cohesion), and the relation between religion and human rights attitudes. He has published on empirical studies on these subjects in different contexts: the Netherlands, Belgium, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Palestine.



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