Santa Clara University

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley
Bruce H. Lescher, Ph.D.

Bruce H. Lescher, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer in Spirituality

 

B.A., University of Notre Dame;
M.A., University of Michigan;
M.A.S., University of San Francisco;
Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union

Email: blescher@jstb.edu
Phone: (510) 549-5055
Office hours: By appointment

 

About the Professor

"What a privilege to serve at this School! Our students come from all walks of life, from various age groups, and from many cultures. They bring rich experiences of life and ministry to the classroom and the school community. Through my service as a teacher and administrator, I seek to support the school's mission of integrating faith and culture, and exploring a faith that does justice, of exploring the frontier of theology."

A native of northern Ohio, Dr. Lescher began his career as a high school English teacher before pursuing graduate study and doctoral work in American Catholic spirituality. He taught in Cleveland, Seattle, Austin (Texas), and Chicago.

Dr. Lescher came to JST in 1998 as a teacher and administrator, arriving from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. At JST, Dr. Lescher teaches courses in Christian Spirituality, such as Transition and Transformation, a seminar on Thomas Merton, and an introduction to spirituality as an academic discipline for doctoral students. 

He is married to Clare Ronzani, M.A. Bruce and Clare sometimes present workshops together and both are also involved in the ministry of spiritual direction.

He is a member of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality, the Catholic Theological Society o America, and the American Academy of Religion. Dr. Lescher has published several articles both in his field of specialization, American Catholic spirituality, and more broadly on issues of spiritual formation.

 

Courses Recently Offered

 

Publications

Dr. Lescher has published several articles both in his field of specialization, American Catholic spirituality, and more broadly on issues of spiritual formation. Recent articles include: