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Studies in Spirituality

Since its initiation in 1991, Studies in Spirituality has become a crucial international voice in the study of spirituality. The journal is published annually by the Titus Brandsma Institute.

The purpose of Studies in Spirituality is to publish academic and specialist articles on spirituality and mysticism, and thus promote spirituality as an academic discipline with a specific object and methodology – a discipline in continuous dialogue with other sciences that may assist in clarifying questions and problems in spirituality.

Since spirituality needs a multi-disciplinary approach, Studies in Spirituality covers a wide spectrum: theoretical questions about spirituality and mysticism; fundamental aspects and phenomena of spiritual transformation; important currents, periods and figures in the different spiritual traditions. The focus is on Judeo-Christian traditions mainly, although not exclusively.

Edition 29/2019

Below are the titles of the contributions Studies in Spirituality 29. There is also an overview of the summaries of all contributions SIS 2019.

  • Raúl Fornet-Betancourt, Philosophy and Theology – Remarks on an Intercultural Examination of an Ambiguous Distinction
  • Michael Chung, Philodemus’s Advice on Dealing with Obstinacy
  • Christian Hengstermann, The ‘Shadow of the Logos’ – Origen’s Metaphysics and Mysticism of Motion
  • Kitty Bouwman, Spiritual Motherhood of Monnica – Two Mothers in the Life of Saint Augustine
  • Christopher M. Bellitto, To Be Martha or Mary during the Great Western Schism
  • Paolo Astorri, The Spirituality of the Law in Early Modern Lutheranism
  • Marina Sawall, Teresa of Avila and the Relationship of Humility to Insight
  • Fiona Gardner, Tension of Existence – An Analysis of Harry Williams’ Responses to the Movement of Divine Presence
  • David T. Bradford, Mystical Process in Richard M. Bucke’s Experience of Cosmic Consciousness
  • Vegard Holm & Jan-Olav Henriksen, Experiences from a Ritual of Forgiveness – An Empirical Study of the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Conducted in a Norwegian Prison
  • Thomas Quartier, Performative Heimat- und Gottsuche – Kritische Spiritualität bei deutschsprachigen Liedermachern
  • Jeroen A. van Lawick van Pabst, Personal Leadership as Spiritual Way in Today’s World – Exploring Christian Spirituality’s Contribution to Today’s Personal Leadership through Works of De Certeau and Ciszek
  • Imre Koncsik, Spiritualität als Leidbewältigungspraxis? Impulse Rut Björkmans für ein gelingendes Leben
  • Jean-Pierre Fortin, ‘Blessed Are Those Who Mourn’ – The Coexistence and Paradoxical Conjunction of Joy and Suffering
  • Rico Sneller, Spirituality as Poetry – On Richard Berengarten’s Balkan Trilogy
  • Christiane Alpers, The End of Kenotic Suffering – The Centrality of God’s Love of Sinners in Schillebeeckx’s and Balthasar’s Soteriologies
  • Book notices
  • On the authors

Editorial Board

Titus Brandsma Institute Nijmegen (Netherlands)
Dr. I.M.K. Bocken
Dr. M.A.B.M. De Kesel
Prof. Dr. T. Quartier

Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. A. Cacciotti, Pontifical University Antonianum Rome
Prof. Dr. M. Canévet, University of Strasbourg (Em.)
Prof. Dr. J. Dan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Em.)
Prof. Dr. E. Dreyer, Fairfield University
Prof. Dr. K. Egan, Saint Mary’s College Notre Dame (Em.)
Prof. Dr. R. Elior, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof. Dr. A. Geels, Lund University
Prof. Dr. C. Kourie, University of South Africa Johannesburg (Em.)
Prof. Dr. B. McGinn, University of Chicago (Em.)
Prof. Dr. S. Schneiders, Jesuit School of Theology Berkeley
Prof. Dr. P. Sheldrake, Cambridge Theological Federation


Studies in Spirituality
Att. Wendy Litjens
Titus Brandsma Institute
Erasmusplein 1
NL-6525 HT  Nijmegen
e-mail: SIS@titusbrandsmainstituut.nl

Note to contributors

Please send an electronic version of your manuscript to the editorial secretary:
Mrs. W.M. Litjens
Titus Brandsma Institute

The deadline for incoming articles for the forthcoming issue (30/2020) is February 1, 2021.

Please, read our Editorial Guidelines before sending your manuscript.