The Ruusbroec Institute is active in a unique domain of research. Nowhere else has the history of spirituality in the Low Countries been studied on a long-term, structural basis in such a specialised and, at the same time, multidisciplinary manner.

The Institute’s research activities can be roughly divided, albeit artificially, into three main areas. Nonetheless, the three areas are complementary to each other:

  • Making religious texts available through critical editions, repertories, codicological and bibliographical studies, glossaries, etc.
  • Study and interpretation of mystical and devotional texts
  • Religious history

For more information on each of these activities, see below.

For more information on individual research projects, see research projects undertaken at the Ruusbroec Institute since 2000.

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