Meleah Ladd

Meleah Ladd

Liturgical Studies
ladd.3@nd.edu
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Education

Bachelor of Music, cum laude, Heidelberg College (Tiffin, Ohio), 1990
M.A., Musicology, University of Notre Dame, 1997

Profile

Specialization:

Present Day Domestic Churches

Fields of Interest:

Church Year and Spirituality
Food and Spirituality
Embodied Spirituality and Prayer / Materiality of Religion
Ecumenical and Inter-faith Dialogue / Comparative Studies

Teaching Competencies:

The Christian Year: Implications for our Calendar, our Homes, and our Lives
Domestic Churches: Yesterday and Today
Food and Spirituality: Memory and Transmission of Religious Beliefs
Lectionary and Liturgy: Exploring Dimensions and Intersections of the Church Year and the use of Lectionary
Hymnody and Worship Planning
Intro level classes: OT, NT, Christian Year, Comparative Religion

Dissertation

“Liturgical Spirituality in the Kitchen:  Glimpsing the Relation between Domestic Churches and Institutional Churches through the Domestic Celebration of the Church Year as Described in Lay-authored Cookbooks”
Director: Michael S. Driscoll