|Language||English, French, German|
|Edited by||Mathijs Lamberigts|
|Rev. d'hist. ecclés.|
|ISSN|| 0035-2381 |
Revue d'histoire ecclésiastique is a peer-reviewed academic journal in the field of Church history.Independent third-party sources have described it as "The best international church-historical journal".
Peer review is the evaluation of work by one or more people with similar competences as the producers of the work (peers). It functions as a form of self-regulation by qualified members of a profession within the relevant field. Peer review methods are used to maintain quality standards, improve performance, and provide credibility. In academia, scholarly peer review is often used to determine an academic paper's suitability for publication. Peer review can be categorized by the type of activity and by the field or profession in which the activity occurs, e.g., medical peer review.
An academic or scholarly journal is a periodical publication in which scholarship relating to a particular academic discipline is published. Academic journals serve as permanent and transparent forums for the presentation, scrutiny, and discussion of research. They are usually peer-reviewed or refereed. Content typically takes the form of articles presenting original research, review articles, and book reviews. The purpose of an academic journal, according to Henry Oldenburg, is to give researchers a venue to "impart their knowledge to one another, and contribute what they can to the Grand design of improving natural knowledge, and perfecting all Philosophical Arts, and Sciences."
Church history or ecclesiastical history as an academic discipline studies the history of Christianity and the way the Christian Church has developed since its inception.
It was established in 1900 at the Catholic University of Louvain by Alfred Cauchie. Publication was suspended during the First World War, resuming again only in 1921. Since 1970, it is jointly published by the University of Louvain (UCLouvain, in Louvain-la-Neuve) and KU Leuven.
Alfred Cauchie (1866—1922) was a professor of history at the Catholic University of Leuven.
The Université catholique de Louvain is Belgium's largest French-speaking university. It is located in Louvain-la-Neuve, which was expressly built to house the university, and Brussels, Charleroi, Mons, Tournai and Namur. Since September 2018, the university has used the branding UCLouvain, replacing the acronym UCL, following a merger with Saint-Louis University, Brussels.
Louvain-la-Neuve is a planned city in the municipality of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, situated 30 km southeast of Brussels, in the French-speaking part of the country. The city was built to house the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) which own its entire territory; following the linguistic quarrels that took place in Belgium during the 1960s, and Flemish claims of discrimination at the Catholic University of Leuven, the institution was split into the Dutch language Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven which remained in Leuven, and the Université catholique de Louvain.
Alfred-Felix Vaucher was a French theologian, church historian, and bibliographer. He was a pioneer in the history and study of Seventh-day Adventism.
Villers Abbey is an ancient Cistercian abbey located in the town of Villers-la-Ville, in the Walloon Brabant province of Wallonia (Belgium), one piece of the Wallonia's Major Heritage. Founded in 1146, the abbey was abandoned in 1796. Most of the site has since fallen into ruins.
Claude Cahen was a 20th-century French Marxist orientalist and historian. He specialized in the studies of the Islamic Middle Ages, Muslim sources about the Crusades, and social history of the medieval Islamic society.
Godefroid Kurth (1847–1916) was a celebrated Belgian historian and pioneering Christian democrat. He is known for his histories of the city of Liège in the Middle Ages and of Belgium, his Catholic account of the formation of modern Europe in Les Origines de la civilisation moderne, and his defence of the medieval guild system.
Jean Stengers was a Belgian historian.
The Revue Philosophique de Louvain was founded in 1894 by Désiré Mercier as the Revue Néoscolastique. It is now published by the Higher Institute of Philosophy at the University of Louvain (UCLouvain). The journals publishes on the international philosophical movements in the broadest sense.
Composer Paul-Henri-Joseph Lebrun (21 April 1863 - 4 November 1920) was a Belgian composer and professor at the Ghent Conservatory, who won the Belgian Prix de Rome for music in 1891.
Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques is an encyclopaedia founded by the future cardinal Alfred-Henri-Marie Baudrillart in 1912.
Lovanium University was a Catholic Jesuit university in Kinshasa in the Belgian Congo. The university was established in 1954 on the Kimwenza plateau, near Kinshasa. The university continued to function after independence until it was merged into other universities in the early 1970s. It can be considered an antecedent of the University of Kinshasa.
Nicholas-Joseph Laforêt was a Belgian Catholic philosopher and theologian.
The Leuven Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies is a branch of the Catholic University of Leuven. The faculty traces its history back to the Faculty of Theology founded in 1432, with a hiatus between 1797 and 1834 due to the French Revolution. The current faculty was established as a part of the Catholic University of Leuven following the Belgian Revolution of 1830, on the initiative of the Belgian bishops. In 1967 the faculty was divided into Flemish and French speaking departments, and they exist today as faculties of two separate universities.
The State University of Leuven was a university founded in 1817 in Leuven in Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. It was distinct from the Old University of Leuven (1425-1797) and from the Catholic University of Leuven, which moved to Leuven after the State University had been closed in 1835.
The Catholic University of Mechelen was a university that was founded in Mechelen, Belgium, on November 8, 1834 by the bishops of Belgium.
The Old University of Leuven was established in 1425 with Faculties of Arts, Medicine, Law; however, the university did not have a Faculty of Theology initially. In 1426 a Faculty of Canon Law was added, and at that time both Law Faculties functioned together in one Collegium utriusque iuris.
Augustus Van Dievoet was a Belgian legal historian and Supreme Court Judge. Following a distinguished legal career as a judge at the Belgian Court of First Instance and then the Belgian Supreme Court, Van Dievoet dedicated his final years to the study, collection and composition of numerous volumes on Belgian legal history.. His son, Jules Van Dievoet, married Marguerite Anspach (1852-1934), the daughter of Jules Anspach, who served as burgomaster of Brussels in 1863-1879, and served on the Belgian Supreme Court..
The Journal of Belgian History is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Centre for Historical Research and Documentation on War and Contemporary Society (Cegesoma). It focuses on the history of Belgium in the 19th and 20th centuries. One of the four yearly issues is published in English, the other three in French and Dutch. The journal is abstracted and indexed in the Arts and Humanities Citation Index.
Jean-Pierre Delville, is the 92nd bishop of the Diocese of Liège. From 1996 to 2002 he taught at the University of Louvain (UCLouvain) while also serving as spokesman for the Episcopal Conference of Belgium. In 2002 he was appointed professor of the History of Christianity, and in 2010 ordinary professor. He was editor-in-chief of the international journal of Church History, Revue d'Histoire Ecclésiastique. In 2013 he was named bishop of Liège by Pope Francis, and he was consecrated bishop on 14 July.
Augustin Fliche was a 20th-century French historian who mainly dealt with the history of the Church in the Middle Ages. He was a professor at the University of Montpellier and also visiting professor at the University of Leuven in 1925–1927 and 1946–1947.
Charles Terlinden (1878—1972) was a Belgian historian, professor at the Catholic University of Louvain, and papal chamberlain.
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