May 23, 2020. Election of three new members of the Editorial Board


The last annual meeting of Concilium Board of Editors, to be hosted in Palermo, Sicily, was held by videoconference from 19 to 23 May 2020. It was an opportunity to increase our experience of working together using digital tools and to strengthen our operational links.

Three members of the Editorial Board have completed their term of office: Linda Hogan (Irlande); Mile Babic´ OFM (Bosnie-Herzegovine); João J. Vila-Chã SJ (Portugal).

We thank them for their collaboration in the Editorial Board. They are now part of the Advisory Committee of the journal.

We elected and welcomed three new members to the Drafting Committee:

Gusztáv Kovács (Pécs, Hongrie);
Carlos Schickendantz (Santiago, Chili);
Stephan van Erp OP (Leuven, Belgique).

Gusztáv Kovács (b. 1980 in Hungary) is the rector of the Episcopal Theological College of Pécs and the head of the Department for Human Dignity and Social Justice. He has degrees in English Language and Literature and Religious Education from the University of Pécs, the Episcopal Theological College of Pécs, and the University of Vienna, where he gained his Th.D in 2008. Professor Kovács received his habilitation in philosophy at the University of Pécs in 2015. Since 2016 he has been teaching bioethics at the Medical School, since 2019 at the Faculty for Health Sciences of the University of Pécs. Leader of the MTA-PPHF Religious Education Research Group of the Content Pedagogy Research Program of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His field of research covers topics from philosophical ethics, social ethics and bioethics.

Carlos Schickendantz was born in Córdoba, Argentina (1957). He is doctor in Theology from the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany. He was dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities of the Catholic University of Córdoba, Argentina (2002-2005) and academic vice-rector of the same University (2006-2011). He was professor of Systematic Theology of the Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities of the Catholic University of Córdoba, Argentina (1998-2011). He has been a visiting research scholar at Boston College STM (Boston, USA) and visiting professor at different universities. Since 2011 he works as professor and researcher at the Manuel Larraín Theological Center of the Jesuit Alberto Hurtado University (Santiago, Chile). Research Interest: Systematic Theology; Vatican II; Ecclesiology; Reform of the Church; Theology of Karl Rahner & Johann Baptist Metz; Latin America Theology; Theology of the Signs of the Times; Theological methodology. Publications:

Stephan van Erp is Professor of Fundamental Theology and the Head of the Research Unit Systematic Theology and the Study of Religions at KU Leuven, Belgium. There, he is also the coordinator of the Research Group for Fundamental and Political Theology and of the Interfaculty Centre for Catholic Thought. He studied theology at the Theological Faculty of Tilburg and philosophy at the Catholic University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands. His dissertation was on fundamental theology and aesthetics, and was entitled The Art of Theology: Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Theological Aesthetics and the Foundations of Faith (Studies in Philosophical Theology, Vol. 25, Leuven, Peeters 2004). He has been a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford and King’s College London. He has taught Fundamental Theology, Dogmatic Theology and Ethics at the universities of Tilburg, Nijmegen, and Groningen.
His research interests concern the fields of philosophical and fundamental theology, in particular the relationship between faith and reason, the concept of catholicity and the role of theology in the academy and in society. He explores the connection between these methodological issues with political theology, in particular the current challenges of global Catholicism for faith and theology. His specific expertise concerns 20th and 21st-century systematic theology, especially the theologies of Edward Schillebeeckx, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Karl Rahner, and Rowan Williams. Currently he is working on research projects on the theology of Edward Schillebeeckx, on political theology, and on the concept of catholicity.


  1. (on the picture, you can see from left to right and from top to bottom: Carlos Mendoza-Álvarez OP (Ciudad de México – México); Thierry-Marie Courau OP (Paris – France); Gianluca Montaldi FN (Brescia – Italia); Stefanie Knauss (Villanova – USA); Michelle Becka (Würzburg – Deutschland); Sharon A. Bong (Selangor – Malaisia); Daniel Franklin Pilario (Quezon City – Filipinas); Catherine Cornille (Boston – USA); Susan Abraham (Los Angelès – USA); Huang Po Ho (Tainan – Taiwan); Linda Hogan (Dublin, Ireland); Esther Mombo (Nairobi – Kenya); John-Baptist Antony (Bangaluru, India); Michel Andraos (Ottawa – Canada); Geraldo Luiz De Mori (Belo Horizonte – Brasil); Bernardeth Caero Bustillos (Cochabamba – Bolivia); Margareta Gruber OSF (Vallendar – Deutschland). Stan Chu Ilo (Chicago, USA) is missing.