Steve Bruce

Steve Bruce is professor of sociology and head of the department of sociology at the University of Aberdeen. His work has been published in numerous periodicals and journals, such as the Herald, the Guardian, and the New Statesman. He earned his PhD and BA from the University of Stirling and the Queen Victoria School, respectively, and his research interests include the social causes and consequences of religious adherence.


Volume 57

Guests on Volume 57: John Hare, on why morality makes sense only on Christian grounds; Clifford Putney, on "muscular Christianity" and the origins of the YMCA; Andrei S. Markovits, on modernity, sports, and soccer in America; Wilmer Mills, on time, narrative, and the sequences of life, and on two of his poems; Steve Bruce, on diversity, individualism, secularization, and the atrophy of faith, and on why rational choice theory doesn't apply to religion; Colleen Carroll, on The New Faithful: Why Young Adults Are Embracing Christian Orthodoxy; and Michael Budde & Robert Brimlow, Christianity Incorporated, on why Christianity should seem strange.