Nathan Mitchell

Nathan Mitchell

Professor Emeritus


Ph.D. University of Notre Dame

Research and Training Interests

Ritual Studies, Sacramental and liturgical theology

Selected Publications

The Mystery of the Rosary: Marian Devotion and the Reinvention of Catholicism. New York: New York University Press, 2009

Meeting Mystery. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2006

Real Presence: The Work of Eucharist (new and expanded edition). Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2001

Liturgy and the Social Sciences. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1999

Cult and Controversy. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1982


Mitchell’s research interests lie primarily in the areas of liturgical and sacramental theology. In 1998, Mitchell was presented with the Berakah Award from the North American Academy of Liturgy. In 2003, colleagues celebrated Mitchell's 60th birthday with a Festschrift entitled Ars Liturgiae: Worship, Aesthetics, and Praxis: Essays in Honor of Nathan D. Mitchell, edited by Clare V. Johnson (Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2003).