Constant is a specialist in medieval religious history and thought, and Director of the Centre for Religious Studies, Monash University. He is internationally known as author of The Lost Love Letters of Heloise and Abelard: Perceptions of Dialogue in Twelfth-Century France, and of many studies of their contemporaries, including the German visionary and musician, Hildegard of Bingen. He is currently completing a monograph on the invention of theology in medieval Europe, 1000-1300. He is deeply committed to promoting religious literacy in a multi-religious society, and thus to interreligious dialogue. ARead more about Constant Mews's research
Constant Mews's Articles
Religion and pandemics: lessons in history
Religion has survived plagues and pandemics of the past, and the present crisis is no different. But what religious observance looks like post-COVID-19 remains unknown.
Body politics: A tale of two popes
Pope Francis is working to overturn centuries of tradition in the Catholic Church, unlike his predecessor, but his reformation project is a double-edged sword.
Beyond a rebuild
More than an architectural marvel, it remains to be seen if the damaged Notre-Dame will be caught up in the divisions of French society, or play a role as a symbol of unity.