Associate Professor of Liturgy and Senior Advisor Notre Dame Center for Liturgy
B.A., Augsburg College
M.Div., Luther Northwestern Seminary
M.A., St. John's University (Collegeville)
S.T.M., Yale Divinity School
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University
Research and Teaching Interests
Fagerberg’s area of study is liturgical theology: its definition and methodology, and how the Church’s lex orandi (law of prayer) is the foundation for her lex credendi (law of belief). Lately he has been working on how liturgy, theology, and asceticism interrelate. He also has interests in sacramental theology, Eastern Orthodoxy, linguistic philosophy, scholasticism, and G. K. Chesterton.
What is Liturgical Theology? (Pueblo 1992)
The Size of Chesterton’s Catholicism (Notre Dame, 1998)
Theologia Prima: What is Liturgical Theology? (Hillenbrand Press, Fall 2003)
On Liturgical Asceticism (Catholic University Press, 2012)
Chesterton is Everywhere, (Emmaus Press, 2012)
And a collection of his essays on liturgical theology from Hillenbrand Press.
Recent articles include:
“What is the Subject Matter of Liturgical Theology?” Roczniki Liturgiczno-Homiletyczne, John Paul II University, Lublin, Poland.
"The Christian Hypothesis," Stephen Napier, ed., Persons, Moral Worth, and Embryos. Springer.
"Liturgy As Icon of the Theological Imagination," Louvain Studies.
"Icon as Image of Asceticism and Deification," Sacred Imagination, University of Portland.
"Liturgy, Social Justice, and the Mystical Body of Christ: The Vision of Virgil Michel," Letter and Spirit, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology.
"The Cost of Understanding Schmemann in the West," St. Vladimir's Theological Quarterly.
“Prayer as Theology,” in A History of Prayer: The First to the Fifteenth Century, Brill Publishing.
"Divine Liturgy, Divine Love: Toward a New Understanding of Sacrifice in Christian Worship," Letter and Spirit, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology.
“On Liturgical Fasting,” Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies.
“Liturgical Theology: The State of the Question,” Handbook on Liturgy for T&T Clark Publishers.
“The Sacraments” article for Dictionary of the Sacraments, Oxford University Press.
"Mary as Liturgical Person," collection of essays from the Academy of Catholic Theology
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