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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.

Studies in Spirituality Supplements

The aim of this series is to provide an opportunity for publication of more substantial works of monograph length and collective works on particular themes. Supplements are published in a frequency of about one volume a year

Look here for an overview of all supplements.

The most recent supplement is nr. 36 Mysticism and/as Love Theory , edited by Marc De Kesel and Ad Poirters.

Studies in Spirituality 30/2020

Studies in Spirituality 30 contains the following articles. An overview of the summaries can be found here.

  • Inigo Bocken, Editorial
  • Macario Ofilada Mina, Approach to the Absolute – Metaphysical Growth and Progress in Spiritual and Mystical Texts
  • David Coghlan, Developing a Spirituality of Scholarship – A First-Person Methodological Approach
  • Inigo Bocken, God in Human Action – Mysticism, Philosophy and Theology in Maurice Blondel
  • Joshua Furnal, The Kierkegaardian Shape of Romano Guardini’s Resilient Spirituality
  • Margaret Campbell, A Journey into the Mystery of Salvation – The Influence of Saint Bonaventure’s Itinerarium on Catherine LaCugna’s Integrative Vision of Christian Life
  • Albrecht Classen, The Power of Spirituality in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age – From the Medieval Mystic Hildegard of Bingen to Jacob Böhme and Johann Scheffler (Angelus Silesius): Messages from the Past for Our Future?
  • Sander Vloebergs, Banned from Heaven and Earth – A Creative Theological Analysis of Interspace based on the Themes of Purgatory and Exile in the Mulieres Religiosae
  • Marc De Kesel, Eckhart, Fénelon & the Question of the Subject – On Self and Selflessness in Early Modern Mysticism
  • Thomas Quartier, Prayer as Form-of-Life – Monastic Practices of Spirituality by Thomas Merton
  • Shé Mackenzie Hawke, Seeking Matrology – A Reconsideration of the Under-/Misrepresentation of Early Church Women
  • Lenart Škof, Being in the Heart of the Matter – Reflections on the Cosmic Christ for a New Theology of Nature
  • 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 next issue (32/2022) is February 1, 2022.

Please, read our Editorial Guidelines before sending your manuscript.