Skip to main content

Secondary navigation:

Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Bruce Morrill, S.J.

theology department

Bruce Morill, S.J.

Associate Professor

Maloney Hall, Room 322
21 Campanella Way
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617-552-3873
Fax: 617-552-8219


Personal Web Site

Curriculum Vitae

Office Hours: T 1:30-2:30 p.m.; W 3-4 p.m.; Th 11-12 p.m.


Ph.D., Religion, Emory University
MDiv, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
MA, Anthropology, Columbia University
BA, Religious Studies, College of the Holy Cross


Member of the Society of Jesus, New England Province, 1982-present.
Professed Final Vows, April 25, 2009.
Ordained to the Presbyterate, June 20, 1992.


Systematic theology; liturgical theology; political theology; pneumatology; ritual studies


Liturgical Theology: Sacraments and Worship
Liturgy and Ethics
Theology of Initiation
Suffering: Comparative Theologies
Exploring Catholicism I & II
Suffering, Politics, and Liberation


Member of the Catholic Theological Society of America, North American Academy of Liturgy, Societas Liturgica, International Jungmann Society for Jesuits and Liturgy (council member, treasurer), and Phi Beta Kappa; Editorial Board, Liturgical Ministry; Board of Directors, Theological Studies; Donald I. MacLean Visiting Chair, Saint Joseph's University (Philadelphia, 2010-11); Visiting Fellow, Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy (Dublin, 2006); Visiting Fellow in the Center for Religion, Ethics, and Culture (College of the Holy Cross, 2002); Catholic Press Association Annual Book Awards, Liturgy Category, Honorable Mention (2010).


Divine Worship and Human Healing: Liturgical Theology at the Margins of Life and Death. Collegeville: Pueblo/Liturgical Press, 2009.

Sacraments: Revelation of the Humanity of God, contributing co-editor with Philippe Bordeyne. Collegeville: Pueblo/Liturgical Press, 2008.

“Pratiques occasionnels ou pratiques régulières: miracles, médias, marchandisation, et fonction des rites,” La Maison-Dieu 263:2 (2010): 91-122.

“Les raisons pour lesquelles les Américains apprécient L.-M. Chauvet,” La Maison-Dieu 263:2 (2010): 183-206.

“The Significance of Body and Resurrection in the Roman Catholic Order of Christian Funerals," Studia Liturgica 39:1 (2009): 99-121.

“The Christology of Ordinary Time,” Liturgical Ministry 17 (Fall, 2008): 164-72.

“Challenges and Resources for a Liturgical Theology of Healing: Roman Catholic Practice and Postmodern Theory,” Liturgy 22:3 (Summer, 2007): 13-20.

“Reading Texts of Terror: Liturgical Imagination and Ethical Conviction," in Missing God? Cultural Amnesia and Political Theology, ed. John Downey, et. al., 36-58. Münster: LIT Verlag, 2006.

“The Paschal Mystery Personified: A Commentary on the RCIA as Ritual Theology.” Liturgical Ministry 15 (Spring, 2006): 75-86.

“Christ the Healer: A Critical Investigation of Liturgical, Pastoral, and Biblical Sources,” Worship 79:6 (2005): 482-504.