Bruce received his B.A. in English from the University of Notre Dame, an M.A. in English from the University of Michigan, a Master's in Applied Spirituality from the University of San Francisco, and his Ph.D. in Christian Spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. He has been especially interested in the connection between spirituality and social justice. He has also taught courses on the history of spirituality, contemporary spiritual practices, and spiritual direction.
PMIN 220 Ministry for Peace and Justice
PMIN 274 Faith Doing Justice
SPIR 234 Transition and Transformation
"Spirituality in the English-Speaking World Since Vatican II: An Overview," Mysterion 8 (2015) 140-52.
"Spiritual Direction in the Roman Catholic Tradition," in Spiritual Guidance Across Religions (ed. John R. Mabry; Woodstock, Vermont: Skylights Paths Publishing, 2014) 262-74.
"Thomas Merton (1915-68): New Seeds of Contemplation," in Christian Spirituality: The Classics (ed. Arthur Holder; London and New York: Routledge, 2010) 353-64.