36th Annual Fr. Alexander Schmemann Lecture

Dr. David Fagerberg
January 30, 2019
St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
575 Scarsdale Road
Yonkers 10707

The 36th Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Lecture promises to be an insightful tribute to Fr. Alexander’s memory. On Wednesday, January 30, St. Vladimir’s Seminary welcomes featured lecturer Dr. David Fagerberg, professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame and author of the recently released Liturgy outside Liturgy: The Liturgical Theology of Fr. Alexander Schmemann (Chora Books, 2018). His lecture for the event is titled “The Anchor of Schmemann’s Liturgical Theology.”

Dr. Fagerberg integrates Schmemann’s theology, among other sources, into his own study of liturgical theology. The primary focus of 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 books and articles, including the aforementioned study of Schmemann, 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 St. John’s University (Collegeville).

The free and public lecture featuring Dr. Fagerberg will be held at 7 p.m. January 30 in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium of the John G. Rangos Family Building. A public reception will follow.