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Ecology and Liturgy


Ben Stewart
Gordon A. Braatz Assistant Professor of Worship
Dean of the Chapel
Lutheran School of Theology
Chicago, IL
[email protected]

Mission Statement

This seminar explores the ways in which ecological consciousness/pratices and liturgical consciousness/practices intersect and contextualize each other, and develops articles/resources on this topic for the use by scholars and practitioners of worship.

2018 Academy Meeting Agenda

Friday, January 5

10:30 AM Introductions, updates on current research, agenda clarifications and adjustments; presentation from Deacon Ron Berezan, founder of The Urban Farmer, Powell River, BC

1:30 PM Samuel Torvend, book chapter tba

4:00 PM Benjamin Stewart, Wisdom Motifs in Funeral Rites

Saturday, January 6
9:30 AM Joint seminar with Eucharistic Prayer and Theology Seminar and Liturgical Language Seminar. Discussion of Gail Ramshaw, Pray, Praise, and Give Thanks: A Collection of Litanies, Laments, and Thanksgivings at Font and Table. Augsburg Fortress, 2017.

Paul Galbreath, Ecological Revisions in the Book of Common Worship

1:30 PM Discussion: future directions for Ecology & Liturgy for the seminar and the field