Studies in Spirituality

Studies in Spirituality

Since its initiation in 1991, Studies in Spirituality has become a crucial international voice in the study of spirituality. Our journal is published annually by the Titus Brandsma Institute in collaboration with Peeters Publishers. Besides the journal, we provide the opportunity to publish works of monograph length in our supplements, which are issued in a frequency of about one volume a year.

Specialists on spirituality and mysticism

The purpose of Studies in Spirituality is to publish academic and specialist views 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.

Journal | Most recent publication

Studies in Spirituality 32/2022-2023

Studies in Spirituality 32 contains the following articles. An overview of the summaries can be found through the link below.

Supplements | Overview of publications

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.

Info for contributers


Deadline upcoming issue journal

The deadline for incoming articles for the next journal volume (34/2025) is February 1st, 2025

Take a look at our editorial guidelines below. Please send an electronic version of your manuscript to the editorial secretary.

Mrs. W.M. Litjens
Titus Brandsma Institute

Editorial Board

Titus Brandsma Institute Nijmegen (Netherlands)

Prof. Dr. I.M.K. Bocken
Prof. Dr. M.A.B.M. De Kesel
Prof. Dr. T. Quartier
Prof. Dr. T.S.M. van der Zee

Studies in spirituality

Editorial guidelines

In the following PDF file you'll find the editorial guidelines for both the Studies in Spirituality journal and supplements.

Make sure you read our Editorial Guidelines (doc, 36 kB) before submitting your manuscript.

Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. C. Bellitto, Kean University Union (NJ)
Prof. Dr. A. Cacciotti, Pontifical University Antonianum Rome
Prof. Dr. K. Egan, Saint Mary’s College Notre Dame (Em.)
Prof. Dr. R. Elior, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Em.)
Prof. Dr. R. Faesen, Catholic University (KU) Leuven
Prof. Dr. J. Geldhof, Catholic University (KU) Leuven
Prof. Dr. C. Kourie, University of South Africa Johannesburg (Em.)
Dr. J. Markey, Oblate School of Theology San Antonio
Prof. Dr. B. McGinn, University of Chicago (Em.)
Dr. R. Ponce, Institute of Spirituality in Asia Quezon City
Prof. Dr. S. Schneiders, Jesuit School of Theology Berkeley (Em.)
Prof. Dr. P. Sheldrake, Cambridge Theological Federation
Prof. Dr. P. De Villiers, University of the Free State South Africa
Prof. Dr. R. Zas Friz De Col, Santa Clara University Berkeley


Studies in Spirituality
Att. Wendy Litjens
Titus Brandsma Institute
Erasmusplein 1
NL-6525 HT  Nijmegen