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NAAL Seminars

The following is a list of ongoing seminars. Click on the name of the convener to send an email. Click on the name of the seminar to get more information and notes from past meetings.


The Advent Project
The Rev'd Dr. Elise A. Feyerherm     
43 East Street
Wrentham, MA  02093
Christian Initiation
Diana Dudoit Raiche Assistant Professor of Theology
University of Dallas 1845 East Northgate Drive
Irving, Texas 75062-4736

Ecology and Liturgy
Ben Stewart
Gordon A. Braatz Assistant Professor of Worship, Dean of the Chapel

Lutheran School of Theology

Chicago, IL


Critical Theories and Liturgical Studies
Kristine Suna-Koro

Xavier University

Cincinnati, OH
sunakorok@xavier. edu


Environment and Art
Martin V. Rambusch
Rambusch Decorating Company
160 Cornelison Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07304

Eucharistic Prayer and Theology
Charles Pottie-Pâté, sj
St. Mary’s Cathedral
219  18th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, AB  T2S 0C2

Exploring Contemporary and Alternative Worship
Taylor Burton-Edwards
Director of Worship Resources
Discipleship Ministries, The United Methodist Church
Nashville, TN 37212

Feminist Studies in Liturgy
Dr. Marcia McFee
The Worship Design Studio

Formation in Liturgical Prayer
Anne C. McGuire
Maria Stein Shrine
2291 St Johns Rd
Maria Stein, OH 45860

Historical Research: 16th Century to the Present
Katharine E. Harmon 

Marian Univeristy

Indianapolis, IN 46222

Issues in Medieval Liturgy
James Hentges

Via del Velabro 19

00186 Roma, Italia

Liturgical Hermeneutics
Ron Anderson
2121 Sheridan Rd
Evanston, IL 60201

Liturgical Language
J. Barrington Bates
Church of the Annunciation
Oradell, NJ 07649

Liturgical Music
Kenneth Hull
Associate Professor of Music

Undergradute Officer of Music

Director of Institute for Worship and the Arts, Conrad Grebel University College

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Liturgical Theology
Timothy Brunk

Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Liturgy and Culture
Nathaniel Marx, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sacramental and Liturgical Theology
Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology
200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad, IN 47577
(812) 357-6839

Problems in the Early History of Liturgy
Stefanos Alexopoulos
Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC 20064

Queering Liturgy
W. Scott Haldeman
The Chicago Theological Seminary
5757 S. University Ave
Chicago IL 60637

Visual Arts and Liturgy 
(Meeting in 2017 with Environment and Art Seminar)

Mark Wedig
Barry University
5909 NW Seventh Street
Miami, FL  33126

The Word in Worship
Brian Hartley
Greenville College
315 East College Avenue
Greenville, IL  62246

NEW: Liturgy and Comparative Theology
The Rev. James W. Farwell, Ph.D.
Professor of Theology and Liturgy
Virginia Theological Seminary
Alexandria, VA

This new seminar will put existing forms of liturgical theology into dialogue with the “new comparative theology,” new theories of religion and religious plurality, and studies of multiple religious belonging and inter-rituality, in order to explore the questions: Is a comparative or inter-religious liturgical theology possible? If so, what forms would it take? And what might be gained by such a project?

 NEW: Seminar on the Way: Liturgical Perspectives
the Lutheran/Roman Catholic Dialog
Gordon Lathrop and Thomas Schattauer, Organizers
First Meeting: January 2018


This new seminar will focus on the specific issues about
Eucharist, church, and ministry identified in the ELCA/USCCB
document "Declaration on the Way," issues that concern the
potential achievement of Lutheran/Roman Catholic full
communion. The seminar is open to all members of the
Academy, and its work will proceed from the conviction
that these issues, especially as they affect liturgical practice,
rightly concern all Christians.