Dr. Bruce Morrill focuses his theological scholarship in the area of liturgy and sacraments, drawing upon a range of interdisciplinary resources in the fields of systematic and historical theology, ritual studies, cultural anthropology, and biblical studies. His other primary and strongly related interest is in political theologies, as they investigate the problems of suffering in social contexts. In addition to eight books, his publications number more than one hundred journal articles, book chapters, and reviews. His current research and writing projects include an exposition of the concept of “political holiness” and an attempt at a mystagogical theology of the Easter Season. A Jesuit priest, he provides pastoral-liturgical ministry in local parishes and the men’s maximum security prison in Nashville.
Professor of Theological Studies, Vanderbilt University
Professor of Theology, Boston College
Emory University, PhD, Religion
Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, M.Div.
Columbia University, M.A., Anthropology
College of the Holy Cross, B.A., Religious Studies
The Essential Writings of Bernard Cooke: A Narrative Theology of Church, Sacrament, and Ministry, co-author, Paulist Press
Encountering Christ in the Eucharist: The Paschal Mystery in People, Word, and Sacrament, Paulist Press
Divine Worship and Human Healing: Liturgical Theology at the Margins of Life and Death, Pueblo/Liturgical Press
Sacraments: Revelation of the Humanity of God, contributing co-editor, Pueblo/Liturgical Press
Practicing Catholic: Ritual, Body, and Contestation in Catholic faith, contributing co-editor, Palgrave Macmillan
Anamnesis as Dangerous Memory: Political and Liturgical Theology in Dialogue, Pueblo/Liturgical Press
Bodies of Worship: Explorations in Theory and Practice, contributing editor, Liturgical Press
Liturgy and the Moral Self: Humanity at Full Stretch Before God, contributing co-editor, Pueblo/Liturgical Press