Biography

Didier Pollefeyt (Menen, November 18, 1965) is a Belgian catholic theologian and full professor at KU Leuven, Belgium.

In the Faculty of Theology and Religious studies, he teaches catechetics, religious pedagogy, post-holocaust theology and Jewish-Christian dialogue. Since 2001 he is the moving force behind Thomas, the website for religious instruction in the Dutch speaking world, and chairman of the Center for Peace Ethics.

After gaining the degree of license in the Religious Studies (1988) and license in Theology (1991) Pollefeyt obtained his doctoral degree in Theology (promotor: prof. Roger Burggraeve) with a dissertation on ethics after Auschwitz (1995). Thereafter he became assistant professor  (2000), associatie professor (2002), professor (2005) and full professor (2008) at the Faculty of Theology, KU Leuven. Since 1986 his research focuses on the holocaust as a challenge for ethics, interreligious dialogue and education.

Besides, Pollefeyt coordinates the Center for Teacher Education of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at the KU Leuven, and supports the field of education with research projects on catechetics and religious pedagogy.

From 2013 to 2017, Didier Pollefeyt was the vicepresident for educational policy of the KU Leuven.

» See resume of Didier Pollefeyt: full CV

New publication on religious education (2021)

New research project on deradicalisation (2021)

New publication on Jewish-Christian dialogue: BETL317 (2020)

New publication on Catholic Schools: International Journal of Practical Theology (2020)

New publication on religious education (2020)

New publication on religious education (2020)

New publication on the Catholic Dialogue School (2020)

My first MOOC (2019)

Ethics and Theology after the Holocaust (2018): review (2021)

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