Introduction to the Liturgy
A monthly module-based course that explores the practice and significance of the liturgy to the life of faith. In the fall semester the course is divided into four modules that deal with a survey of the history of the liturgy from the beginnings of the Christian movement to the end of the Middle Ages; the history of the liturgy from the Reformation to the 21st century; the concepts and implications of Liturgical Theology; and the particulars of liturgical expression: The Liturgy of the Hours; The Sacraments; and the Liturgical Year. The course intends to offer the student a balanced and substantial introduction to why liturgy is called theologia prima and the manner in which the discipline of theology and the life of a believer are and challenged by liturgical expression.
“Liturgy as Becoming: Appreciating the Crucial Role of Liminality in Liturgical Engagement.” Studia Liturgica 45, no. 2 (2015): 199-220.
“The Goal of Liturgical Language: An Analysis of the English Vernacular Debates of the 1940s and 1950s.” Worship 89, no. 3 (May 2015): 238-257.
“Franciscan Theology of the Eucharist: Does it inform our lives?” In Franciscans and Liturgical Life: Let us Praise, Adore and Give Thanks, ed. Elise Saggau, Washington Theological Union Symposium Papers 2006, 27-49. Saint Bonaventure, NY: The Franciscan Institute, 2006.