Graduate Theological Union
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Professor of Liturgical & Historical Studies
Core Doctoral Faculty Member
At GTU since 1978
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1981
M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1977
M.Div., Luther Theological Seminary, 1970
B.A., cum laude, St. Olaf College, 1966
Current Research and Teaching Interests
- Liturgical Theology and History
- Liturgy and Christology
- History of Early 20th Century Theology
- Theologies of “Retrieval”
- Religious and Social Ritual: Interdisciplinary Explorations (co-edited with Valerie DeMarinis), SUNY Press, 1996.
- “To Move the Heart”: Philip Melanchthon’s Rhetorical View of Rite and Its Implications for Contemporary Ritual Theory, Christian Universities Press, 1994.
- “Putting on Christ: Baptism as a Christological Practice,” in Drenched in Grace: Essays in Baptismal Ecclesiology Inspired by the Word and Ministry of Louis Weil, Pickwick Publications, 2013.
- ‘Out of Tender Love’: A Christology in Practice,” Lutheran Forum, 2011. [published under the title “Practicing a Theopaschite Christology with St. Cyril of Alexandria”].
- “Go in peace and serve the Lord: changing cultures--changing ministries,” Currents in Theology and Mission, 2011.
- “The current state of liturgical theology: a plurality of particularities,” St Vladimir's Theological Quarterly, 2009.