Graduate Theological Union

Ruth Meyers

Church Divinity School of the PacificMeyers
Hodges-Haynes Professor of Liturgics

Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2009

PhD, University of Notre Dame, 1992
MA, University of Notre Dame, 1989
MDiv, Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, 1985

Phone: 510/204-0720

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Liturgical theology and missiology
  • Christian initiation
  • Worship in the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion
  • Liturgical year       
  • Inculturation of the liturgy
  • Theology and rituals of marriage

Selected Publications

  • Praying Shapes Believing. Revised edition of Leonel Mitchell’s 1985 theological study of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, Church Publishing, Inc., 2016
  • “Worship,” in Ecumenical Missiology: Changing Landscapes and New Conceptions of Mission, edited by Kenneth R. Ross, Jooseop Keum, Kyriaki Avtzi, Roderick R. Hewitt, Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series Vol. 35, Regnum Books and World Council of Churches, 2016
  • “Christian Marriage and Funeral Services as Rites of Passage,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion, 2016
  • Missional Worship, Worshipful Mission (already on the website)
  • “Re-Imagining Confirmation,” in Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Theologies of Confirmation for the 21st Century, compiled by Sharon Ely Pearson, Church Publishing, Inc., 2014
  • “Who May Be Invited to the Table?” Anglican Theological Review, 2012