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The Lamentation of the Dying Mary Magdalene. Melchior de la Mars (ca.1580-1650) and the Power of Emotion in the Counter Reformation. Antwerp: The Phoebus Foundation. 2021. Also available in Dutch: De Stervende Maria Magdalena. Melchior de la Mars (ca. 1580-1650) en de Kracht van Emotie in de Contrareformatie. Antwerpen: The Phoebus Foundation. 2021.
The Bible and Global Tourism. Edited with J.S. Bielo. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2021. Series: The Bible in Contemporary Culture.
Beyond the Return of Religion: Art and the Postsecular’. Brill Research Perspectives in Religion and the Arts 2018, 2 (3).
Piet Mondriaan. De man die alles veranderde. With B. Tempel, H. Janssen. Zwolle & The Hague: Waanders, Gemeentemuseum, 2017.
Making Sense through Music. Perceptions of the Sacred at Festival Musica Sacra Maastricht. PhD Dissertation, Tilburg University, 2016.


‘Maria Magdalena in Utrecht: Van de middeleeuwen tot nu’. With A. Dijkema. Jaarboek Oud Utrecht 2020. 234-251
De Waalse Kerk als kruiswegstatie’, Tijdschrift voor Nederlandse Kerkgeschiedenis 2020, 23 (3): 254-259.
Relocated Pilgrimage: An Artistic Via Dolorosa in the Heart of Amsterdam’International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage 2020. 8(5):70-82 (article 7).
Bringing Mondrian’s Lozenge Composition with Yellow Lines to The Netherlands.’ The Burlington Magazine 2018, 160 (February): 118-125.
Tarenskeen’s LUTHER: Allowing for new Forms of Sacrality.’ With M. Klomp. Yearbook for Ritual and Liturgical Studies 2014, 30: 243-259
The Last Supper. Marlene Dumas, Mary Beth Edelson and Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin.’ N.Paradoxa. International Feminist Art Journal 2014, 33: 48-56.
Religious Rituals as Festival Performances at Musica Sacra Maastricht.Yearbook for Ritual and Liturgical Studies 2013, 29: 99-111.

Book chapter

Music, Scripture, and the Sacred: Negotiating the Postsecular at a Dutch Arts Festival.‘ In: J.S. Bielo, L. Wijnia (eds). The Bible and Global Tourism. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2021. Series: The Bible in Contemporary Culture. 221-241.
Piet Mondrian’s Abstraction as a Way of Seeing the Sacred.’ In: L. Child, A. Rosen (eds). Religion and Sight. Sheffield: Equinox, 2020. Series: Religion and the Senses. 143-159.
Framing Encounters, Performing Difference.’ In: A. Rosen (ed). Encounters. The Art of Interfaith Dialogue. Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. Series: Arts and the Sacred. 92-103.
Victimhood in Reverse: Art in the Age of Apology.’ In: M.J.M. Hoondert, W. Arfman, P. Mutsaers (eds). Cultural Practices of Victimhood. London: Routledge, 2018. Series: Victims, Culture, Society. 104-119.
Chronologie Piet Mondriaan, 1912-1919.’ In: Piet Mondriaan en Bart van der Leck: De Ontdekking van een Nieuwe Kunst. Exhibition Cat. Gemeentemuseum The Hague. Zwolle: WBooks, 2017. 11-53.B.
Wij hebben behoefte aan een nieuwe tijd: De oorlogsjaren van Anton en Helene Kröller-Müller.’ In: E. Koops, J. van Raan (eds). Gelderland en de Eerste Wereldoorlog. Soesterberg: Uitgeverij Aspekt/ Stichting Studiecentrum Eerste Wereldoorlog, 2016. 505-521.
‘’Doing it for the Right Reasons’: The Ritual Dimensions of Festival Musica Sacra Maastricht.’ In: P. Post, L. Sparks (eds). The Study of Culture through the Lens of Ritual. Groningen, Amsterdam, 2015. Series: Netherlands Studies in Ritual and Liturgy 15. 131-146.
Vanuit Nederland: De moderniteit en Parijs in drie stappen.’ In: Parijs 1900-1960: Hoofdstad van de Moderne Kunst. Exhibition Cat., Gemeentemuseum The Hague. Antwerp: Ludion, 2011. 14-23.

Encyclopedia entry

Medievalism: Visual Arts.’ In: Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception 18. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2020. 406-410.
Manet, Édouard.’ In: Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception 17. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2019. 729-730.
Maria Lactans: Visual Arts.’ In: Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception 17. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2019. 899-901.
Mary – Nativity of: Visual Arts’ In: Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception 17. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2019. 1134-1135.

Book review

Alena Alexandrova, Breaking Resemblance. The Role of Religious Motifs in Contemporary Art. Website Reading Religion, American Academy of Religion. March 2021.
Van wensdenken naar waarheid, en weer terug: Het Gospel van Jezus’ vrouw. De Nederlandse Boekengids (The Dutch Review of Books). Feb-March 2021. 28.
Hans Janssen, Michael White, Marek Wieczorek. Mondrian and De Stijl. Exhibition Catalogue, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid. The Burlington Magazine, 163 (Feb) 2021. 173-175.
Wessel Stoker, Marcel Barnard (eds). ‘God in hedendaagse kunst.’ NTT Journal for Theology and the Study of Religion, 2020, 74 (1): 90-92.
TJ Clark, Heaven on Earth: Painting and the Life to Come. Website Reading Religion, American Academy of Religion. July 28, 2020.
Petra Carlsson Redell, ‘Foucault, Art, and Radical Theology. The Mystery of Things.’ Website Reading Religion, American Academy of Religion. 20 November 2019.
Diane Apostolos-Cappadona, ‘Religion and the Arts: History and Method.’ Website Reading Religion, American Academy of Religion. 21 January 2019.
Jacqueline van Paaschen, ‘Mondriaan en Steiner, Wegen naar Nieuwe Beelding.’ Material Religion. 2018, 14 (3): 560-561.
Helena Wulff (ed.) 2016. ‘The Anthropologist as Writer: Genres and Contexts in the Twenty-first Century.’ Anthropological Journal of European Cultures 2018, 27(2): 144-146.
Frank Burch Brown (ed). ‘The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts.’ Website Reading Religion, American Academy of Religion. 5 July 2018.
Everything You Own in a Box to the Left: Reclaiming the Potential of the Sacred in Music.’ Marginalia Review of Books. 9 June 2015. Christopher Partridge. 2013. ‘The Lyre of Orpheus. Popular Museum, The Sacred, and the Profane’.
Petra van Langen, ‘Muziek en religie. Katholieke musici en de confessionalisering van het Nederlandse muziekleven, 1850-1948.’ Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis 2015, 128 (2): 337-339.

Public scholarship/ other (selection)

Conservator in Coronatijd’, Catharijne Magazine, 39:1 (2021), 4-5.
The Current Crisis in Dutch Study of Religion and the Role of the NGG: A Short Rejoinder.’ With W. Arfman, S. Loukili, B. Meyer, J. Wiering, and E. Venbrux. NTT Journal for Theology and the Study of Religion 2020, 74 (4): 315-318.
Religious Art, LSE Forum for Philosophy, online event. 09 December 2020: co-panelists Ben Quash and Mehreen Chida-Razvi. Also available as podcast.
Ik zat 28 uur in een kluis. Het was weldadig.Nederlands Dagblad, Gulliver. 24 July 2020: 3. Also published on the website of Via Jacobi.
‘Proverbs 4.’ The Visual Commentary on Scripture, King’s College London: 2020.
De kunst van het wonder.’ With R. van der Houwen-Jelles. Catharijne Magazine. February 2020. 12-13.
Zonder dialoog geen toekomst voor religieus erfgoed.’ With T.H. Weir. Friesch Dagblad. 17 August 2019.
Art Stations of the Cross: Reflections on Artistic and Curatorial Interpretations of Suffering in Biblical and Contemporary Times’, Blog Religious Matters in an Entangled World, Utrecht University. 12 May 2019.

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