Graduate Theological Union

Louis Weil

Church Divinity School of the Pacific
Hodges-Haynes Professor of Liturgics Emeritus

At GTU since 1988

S.T.D., Institut Catholique de Paris
S.T.B., The General Theological Seminary
A.M., Harvard University
B.Mus., Southern Methodist University

Phone: 510/204-0728

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • The Impact of the Lambeth COnferences upon the liturgical and sacramental practices fo the diverse provinces of the Anglican Communion.
  • The evolution of liturgical renewal in teh Anglophone and in the non-Anglo provinces of the Anglican Communion: beyond the work of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer.
  • Martyrdom: the witness of Yves de Montcheuil, S.J.

Selected Publications

  • “Rome and Canterbury--- Steps Toward Reconciliation Through the Sharing of Gifts.”  Rome:  Semi-Annual Bulletin, Centro Pro Unione, Spring 2005.
  • “Baptismal  Ecclesiology:  Uncovering a Paradigm,” in Equipping the Saints, Ordination in Anglicanism Today (Ronald L. Dowling & David R. Holeton, eds.)  Blackrock, Co., 2006.
  • “’Remembering the Future’:  Reflections on Liturgy and Ecclesiology.” Revised version of lecture presented at a meeting of the IALC in Prague, Czech Republic, August 2005.  Published in Anglican Liturgical Integrity, SCM-Canterbury Press, 2008. 
  • “Ritual Considerations in Same-Sex Marriage,”  in Christian Holiness and Human Sexuality, The Chicago Consultation, 2009.
  • “Baptism as the Model for a Sacramental Aesthetic.”  Address presented at the Epiphany West Conference, CDSP, January, 2009:  “Baptismal Water, Thicker than Blood.”  Published in The Anglican Theological Review, Vol. 92, No. 2, Spring 2010.
  • Liturgical Sense: The Logic of Rite, Seabury Books, 2013.