Revue d'Histoire Ecclésiastique

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Revue d'histoire ecclésiastique 
Discipline Church history
Language English, French, German
Edited by Mathijs Lamberigts
Publication details
Publication history
1900-1915, 1921-present
Standard abbreviations
Rev. d'hist. ecclés.
ISSN 0035-2381

Revue d'histoire ecclésiastique is a peer-reviewed academic journal in the field of Church history. [1] Independent third-party sources have described it as "The best international church-historical journal". [2]

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Academic journal peer-reviewed periodical relating to a particular academic discipline

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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.

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  1. É. Poulat, Revue d'Histoire de l'Église de France 87 (2001), p. 483.
  2. James E. Bradley and Richard Alfred Muller, Church History: An Introduction to Research, Reference Works, and Methods (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995), p. 90.