Radboud University


The following researchers can tell you more about the different aspects of the life of Titus Brandsma.

For the press:

  • Martijn Gerritsen – Radboud University spokesman, martijn.gerritsen@ru.nl, +31 (0)630023250
  • Ilja Kramer, communications consultant at Titus Brandsma Institute, ilja.kramer@titusbrandsmainstituut.nl, +31 (0)652054923

Brandsma as an intellectual, pragmatic and socially committed academic and philosopher

Inigo Bocken 01

Inigo Bocken is a philosopher and academic associated with the Titus Brandsma Institute and the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies of Radboud University in Nijmegen, and Professor of Mystical Theology at KU Leuven.

inigo.bocken@titusbrandsmainstituut.nl or +31 (0)243611022

Brandsma as a professor (1923) and Rector (193233)

Jan Brabers 01

Jan Brabers is the university historian of Radboud University. He focuses on all conceivable facets of Radboud University’s history.

j.brabers@let.ru.nl or  +31 (0)615300114

Brandsma as a mystic and representative of the Dutch mystic tradition

Elisabeth Hense 01

Elisabeth Hense is an Associate Professor of Spirituality at the Radboud University Faculty of Theology. As a theologian, she researches Carmelite, Dutch and Rhineland mysticism, theories of spiritualities and mysticism, and socially engaged forms of spirituality.

e.hense@ftr.ru.nl or +31 (0)243616017

The canonisation of Titus

Christoph Lüthy 01

Christoph Lüthy is a Professor of History of Philosophy and Science at the Radboud University Faculty of Theology. His interest is in the growth of the modern sciences since the Renaissance.

c.luethy@ftr.ru.nl or +31 (0)631577148

Brandsma as a resistance fighter and his heroic actions during the Second World War

Ria van den Brandt 01

Ria van den Brandt is a philosopher and research associate at the Radboud University Faculty of Theology. She is versed in the history of spirituality. Her research also focuses on the life stories of Jewish witnesses of the Second World War.
 of +31 (0)243611561

Brandsma in the ecumenical movement

Peter Nissen 01

Peter Nissen is a church historian and Professor of Ecumenics at Radboud University. He is also a minister in the Baptist-Remonstrant congregation in Nijmegen. He places Titus within the international ecumenical movement: one that strives for greater unity among the Christian churches.

p.nissen@ftr.ru.nl of +31 (0)243615735

On canonisation today

Marc De Kesel2Marc De Kesel, philosopher and author of numerous books on mysticism, is academic associated with the Titus Brandsma Institute. As professor by special appointment of Theology, Mysticism and Modernity, he is also affiliated with the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies of the Radboud University in Nijmegen. marc.dekesel@titusbrandsmainstituut.nl, +32 (0)479 49 46 61