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We invite reviews of books in Contemplative Studies. Rigorous and insightful reviews are an integral part of JCS’s mission to inform and connect scholars and practitioners in the field of Contemplative Studies. Proposals are invited to review new publications, as well as foundational works of scholarship published in the last few years.

A few possible titles for which we are looking for reviewers include:

  1. Adams, Will W. A Wild and Sacred Call: Nature-Spirit-Psyche. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2023. 
  2. Batchelor, Stephen, The Art of Solitude. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2022. 
  3. Cox, Simon. The Subtle Body: A Genealogy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2022.
  4. Hart, Kevin. Lands of Likeness: For a Poetics of Contemplation. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2023.
  5. Irwin, Lee. Dreams Beyond Time: On Sacred Encounter and Spiritual Transformation. Lunham: Lexington Books, 2022.
  6. Keating, Thomas. God Is All in All: The Evolution of the Contemplative Christian Spiritual Journey. Berkshire Mountains, MA: Homebound Publications, 2023.
  7. Kreiner, Jamie. The Wandering Mind: What Medieval Monks Tell Us About Distraction. New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2023.
  8. Levy, David M. Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017. 
  9. Mayse, Ariel. Laws of the Spirit: Ritual, Mysticism, and the Commandments in Early Hasidism. Redwood City, CA: Stanford University Press, Forthcoming 2024. 
  10. McMahan, David. Rethinking Meditation: Buddhist Meditative Practices in Ancient and Modern Worlds. New York: Oxford University Press, 2023
  11. Rohr, Richard. Silent Compassion: Finding God in Contemplation. Cincinnati, OH: Franciscan Media, 2023.
  12. Shattuck, Cybelle T. Faith, Hope, and Sustainability: The Greening of US Faith Communities. New Albany, State University of New York Press, 2021.

Proposals for reviews of other recent books in Contemplative Studies are welcome.