The 36th Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Lecture, slated to be held on the campus of Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary [STOTS] on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, promises to be an insightful tribute to Father Alexander’s memory.
The featured lecturer will be Dr. David Fagerberg, Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame and author of the recently released book, Liturgy Outside Liturgy: The Liturgical Theology of Fr. Alexander Schmemann [Chora Books, 2018]. The title of his lecture will be “The Anchor of Schmemann’s Liturgical Theology.”
Dr. Fagerberg integrates Father Alexander’s theology, among other sources, into his own study of liturgical theology. The primary focus of Dr. Fagerberg’s work on liturgical theology is its definition and methodology, and he has also investigated how liturgy, theology, and asceticism interrelate. He has authored several other books and articles in addition to the aforementioned study, including Consecrating the World: On Mundane Liturgical Theology [Angelico Press, 2016], On Liturgical Asceticism [Catholic University of America Press, 2013], Chesterton is Everywhere [Emmaus Road Publishing, 2013], and “Consecration of the World as Liturgical Act” in Roczniki Teologiczne [John Paul II University, Poland, 2017].
Professor Fagerberg received his bachelor’s degree from Augsburg College in 1972 and his Ph.D. in 1991 from Yale University, where he also obtained multiple master’s degrees. He also holds degrees from Yale Divinity School, Luther Northwestern Seminary, and Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN.
The free and public lecture featuring Dr. Fagerberg will be held at 7:00 p.m. on January 30 in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium of the John G. Rangos Family Building. A public reception will follow.