Graduate Theological Union

Bruce H. Lescher

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
Senior Lecturer in Christian Spirituality
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1998

Ph.D. (Christian Spirituality), Graduate Theological Union, 1991
M.A.S. (Master in Applied Spirituality), University of San Francisco, 1982
M.A. (English), University of Michigan, 1973
B.A. (English), University of Notre Dame, 1968

Phone: 510/549-5043

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Spiritual Formation
  • Adult Spiritual Development
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Modern American Catholic Spirituality

Selected Publications

  • “Spirituality in the English-Speaking World Since Vatican II: An Overview,” Mysterion, forthcoming 2015.
  • “Spiritual Direction in the Roman Catholic Tradition,” in John R. Mabry, ed., Spiritual Guidance Across Religions, Skylights Paths Publishing, 2014.
  • “Thomas Merton (1915-68), New Seeds of Contemplation,” in Christian Spirituality: The Classics, Routledge, 2010.
  • Exploring Christian Spirituality: Essays in Honor of Sandra M. Schneiders, co-edited with Elizabeth Liebert, SNJM, Paulist Press, 2006.
  • “What Next? The Value of Sabbatical,” Church, Winter 2007.
  • “Diaknonia and the Diaconate,” The New Westminster Dictionary of Christian Spirituality, SCM Press, 2005.