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Theology Shorts

Apr 30, 2019

My guest in this episode is Porter Taylor. Porter is currently working on a PhD from the University of Aberdeen and is Theologian in Residence at Church of the Apostles in Kansas City, MO. He is editor and contributor of a new book, We Give Our Thanks Unto Thee: Essays in Memory of Fr. Alexander Schmemann(Pickwick, 2019). He’s here to talk with me about Schmemann, the Russian Orthodox priest and theologian, and his new book. 

Primary Sources:

Alexander Schmemann. For the Life of the World. For the Life of the World: Sacraments and Orthodoxy. rev. ed. St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1973.

Alexander Schmemann. Introduction to Liturgical Theology. St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1966.

Alexander Schmemann. The Eucharist: Sacrament of the Kingdom. St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1987.


Secondary Sources:

David W. Fagerberg. Theologia Prima: What is Liturgical Theology?Hillenbrand Books, 2012.

David W. Fagerberg. Liturgy Outside Liturgy: The Liturgical Theology of Fr. Alexander Schmemann. Chorabooks, 2018.

Bruce T. Morrill. Anamnesis as Dangerous Memory: Political and Liturgical Theology in Dialogue. Pueblo Books, 2000.

Gordon Lathrop. Holy Things: A Liturgical Theology. Fortress, 1993. 

Gordon Lathrop. Holy People: A Liturgical Ecclesiology. Fortress, 1999.

Gordon Lathrop. Holy Ground: A Liturgical Cosmology. Fortress, 2003.

Thomas Fisch. Liturgy and Tradition: Theological Reflections of Alexander Schmemann. St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1990.