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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
[email protected]

Mission Statement

The Liturgy and Culture Seminar probes both the cultural context of North American worship practices and the relationship of worship and culture in a variety of cultures outside of North America, drawing on works in liturgical theology, history, cultural theory, music and the arts, and several related disciplines.

2019 Academy Meeting Agenda

Friday, January 4
9:45 AM         
Introductions, current projects, and interests

Ruth Meyers:             
Research strategy for a congregational studies project in multicultural worship

Jennifer Ackerman:  
Dissertation chapter: “Congregational studies in the convergence of worship, preaching, and mission”

1:45 PM          No session plans at present.           

4:15 PM          Joint session with Liturgy and Ecology Seminar
Benjamin Stewart:
“Wisdom’s Buried Treasure: Ecological Cosmology in Funeral Rites”

Lisa Dahill:
“Lament, Lent, and the River: Interfaith Ritual in the Ashes of the Thomas Fire”

Melanie Karnopp:
“Buddhist Funeral Rites”

Saturday, January 5
8:45 AM         
Don LaSalle:              
Book summary and discussion: Accompanying the Dying

Bill Burke                   
Presentation: Changing funeral and burial practices among North American Catholics

Planning for 2020 annual meeting

1:30 PM          Joint session with Liturgy and Ecology Seminar
Conversation with Tink Tinker, with formal responses to his plenary address from Ecology and Liturgy Seminar and Liturgy and Culture Seminar

2018 Seminar Agenda

Friday, January 5
10:30 AM
Bill Burke   Ministry Among the Native Peoples of Canada

1:30 PM
Hyuk Seonwoo   Whose Christmas Is Coming?: Christmas Cycle and White Privilege

4:00 PM
Mark Francis   Toward a Symphonic Roman Rite

Saturday, January 6
9:30 AM
Discussion of Eunjoo Kim’s Christian Preaching and Worship in Multicultural Contexts: A Practical Theological Approach (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2017).
11:00 AM
Nathaniel Marx   The World Day of the Poor and a “Culture of Encounter”

1:30 PM
Sharing participants’ current works in progress and discussion of seminar plans for next year’s meeting.