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Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality

Statement of Purpose

The Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality (SSCS) exists to promote research and dialogue within the community of persons interested in the field of spirituality. The SSCS is ecumenical and strives to be inclusive of the widest possible range of expressions of Christian spirituality. Its work is interdisciplinary, encouraging the application of diverse critical approaches to the study of spirituality. 


  • Shannon McAlister, Fordham University
    1/1/2024 - 12/31/2029
  • Michael O'Sullivan, Spirituality Institute for Research and Education and Waterford Institute of Technology
    1/1/2024 - 12/31/2029
  • Rachel Wheeler, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
    1/1/2024 - 12/31/2029

Review Process

Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members until after final acceptance/rejection