His field of research is the history of Church and theology in the Early Modern Era (1450-1650)
Wim François is research professor of the Special Research Fund of the K.U.Leuven (Belgium). His field of research is the history of Church and theology in the Early Modern Era (1450-1650). He is, more in particular, investigating the place of vernacular Bible reading in the life of the faithful in the period concerned. In addition, he is doing research into the Bible commentaries edited by the Louvain and Douai theologians during the Golden Age of Catholic biblical scholarship (1550-1650), with a particular focus on the Augustinian inspiration of the aforementioned commentaries. He is also involved in the Biblia Sacra Research Group, a network of researchers investigating the Bible in the late Middle Ages and the Early Modern Era. He has published several articles and book chapters in this field. He co-edited, together with August den Hollander, Infant Milk or Hardy Nourishment? The Bible for Lay People and Theologians in the Early Modern Period (2009). Another volume entitled Wading Lambs and Swimming Elephants: The Bible for the Laity and Theologians in Late Medieval and Early Modern Era will be published shortly (2012).