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Forthcoming Articles and Book Chapters


“The Blessed Virgin Mary and Ecumenical Convergence in Doctrine, Doxology, and Devotion,” Worship (2014).

“Sharing ‘The Cup of Christ’: The Cessation of Martyrdom and Anaphoral Development,” Plenary address to the International Congress of the Society of Oriental Liturgy (SOL), May 26-30, 2010, at the Volos Academy of Theology, Volos, Greece; to appear in the Acta of that congress in Basilius J. Groen and Steven Hawkes Teeples (eds.), Acts of the Third International Congress of the Society of Oriental Liturgy, Volos, Greece, 26-30 May 2010, Eastern Christian Studies (Leuven, 2012). This was made possible by an international travel grant from ISLA, University of Notre Dame.

“The Gift of Armenian Sacramental Theology and Liturgy to the Wider Church,” St. Nersess Theological Review (2010/2011).

“Baptism and Chrismation in Third- and Fourth-Century Egypt,” both in Russian and English in the papers of the 2007 International Theological Conference of the Russian Orthodox Church: Orthodox Teaching on the Sacraments of the Church, Danilovsky Monastery and Conference Center, Moscow, Russia (the Russian version appeared in 2009 (see below); the English is still forthcoming).

Published Articles, Book Chapters, Videos


“Initiation,” for The Alcuin Guide to the Study of Liturgy and Worship, ed. Ben Gordon- Taylor and Juliette Day (London: SPCK, 2013).

“Reflection: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary,” for Give Us This Day: Daily Prayer for Today’s Catholic (August, 2013).

Video Recording: “Images of Baptism, Part 1 and Part 2,” for Notre Dame Center for Liturgy Symposium, June 17-20, 2013.

"Martyrs and the Mass: The Interpolation of the Narrative of Institution into the Anaphora," Worship 87, 1 (2013): 2-22.


“Mary of Guadalupe and the Season of Advent,” Give Us This Day: Daily Prayer for Today’s Catholic (December, 2012), 131.

“Baptismal Liturgy in Fourth-Century Jerusalem in Light of Recent Scholarship,” in Basilius J. Groen, Steven Hawkes Teeples, and Stefanos Alexopoulos (eds.), Inquiries into Eastern Christian Worship: Selected Papers of the Second International Congress of the Society of Oriental Liturgy, Rome, 17 – 21 September 2008, Eastern Christian Studies, Vol. 12 (Leuven: Peeters, 2012).

Video Recording: “Benedictine Spirituality,” Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, March 28, 2012.

“Ecumenism and the Study of Liturgy; What Shall We Do Now?” Liturgical Ministry 20, Retrospective: 20 years of Liturgical Ministry (Winter 2011): 13-21, was posted on Pray Tell: Worship, Wit & Wisdom (January 18, 2012).


“Reflections on the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Season of Advent,” Oblation: Liturgy and Evangelization (on-line Journal, December, 2011); Notre Dame Center for Liturgy.

“What is Normative in Contemporary Lutheran Worship? Word and Sacrament as Non-Negotiable,” Currents in Theology and Mission 38, 4 (August 2011): 245-55.

“Christian Initiation in Fourth-Century Jerusalem and Recent Developments in the Study of the Sources,” Ecclesia Orans 26 (2009): 143-61.

“Ecumenism and the Study of Liturgy; What Shall We Do Now?” Liturgical Ministry 20, Retrospective: 20 years of Liturgical Ministry (Winter 2011): 13-21.

“Recent Research on the Anaphoral Sanctus: An Update and Hypothesis,” in Maxwell E. Johnson (ed.), Issues in Eucharistic Praying in East and West: Essays in Liturgical and Theological Analysis (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, Pueblo, 2011): 161-88.


“Can Protestants Celebrate the Virgin of Guadalupe?” in Maxwell E. Johnson (ed.), American Magnificat: Protestants on Mary of Guadalupe (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2010): 1-18.

“The Development of the Liturgical Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe and Its Celebration in the Season of Advent,” in Maxwell E. Johnson (ed.), American Magnificat: Protestants on Mary of Guadalupe (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2010): 141-58.

“Is Anything Normative in Contemporary Lutheran Worship?” in Melanie Ross and Simon Jones (ed.), The Serious Business of Worship: Essays in Honour of Bryan D. Spinks (London; T & T Clark, 2010): 171-84.

Co-author, with Chris McConnell, “Liturgies, History of,” in Daniel Patte (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010): 734-5.

Co-author, with Chris McConnell, “Worship in Early Christianity,” in Daniel Patte (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010):1335.

“The Loss of a Common Language: The End of Ecumenical-Liturgical Convergence?” The Aidan Kavanagh Lecture, October 10, 2006, Colloquium: Music, Worship, and the Arts (New Haven: Yale Institute of Sacred Music, 2010): 27 – 39. (Another version of this essay appeared in Studia Liturgica 37 (2007) 55-72).

“Christian Initiation at Easter: For ‘Joiners,’ Not Switchers,’” in Liturgy, 25, 3 (2010): 1– 4 (reprinted from Celebrate! 46, 1 (January-February, 2007): 4-7).


“The Holy Spirit and Lutheran Liturgical-Sacramental Worship,” in Bryan Spinks and Teresa Berger (eds.), The Spirit in Worship - Worship in the Spirit (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, Pueblo, 2009), pp. 155-178.

“Kreshchenie i Miropomazanie v egipetskoi traditsii III-IV vekov,” in V Mezhdunarodnaia Bogoslovskaia Konferentsiia Russkoi Pravoslavnoi Tserkvi, “Pravoslavnoe uchenie o tserkovnykh Tainstvakh” (Moscow, 13-16 November, 2007), Vol. 1: Tainstva v tselom. Kreshchenie i Miropomazanie. Evkharistiia: liturgicheskie aspekty (Moscow: Synodal Biblical and Theological Commission, 2009), pp. 234-256.

The Virgin of Guadalupe in Ecumenical Context: One Lutheran’s Perspective, Annual Theotokos Lecture, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Marquette University Press, 2009).

“Mixed Messages,” U.S. Catholic (August 2009): 15.


Tempus per annum: Celebrating the Mystery of Christ in All its Fullness,” Liturgical Ministry 17 (Fall 2008): 153-63.

"Building Christian Unity," in Gervase Holdaway, O.S.B. (ed.), The Oblate Life (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2008): 231-35.

“Christian Initiation,” in Susan Ashbrook Harvey and David Hunter (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies (London and New York: Oxford University Press, 2008): 1552- 1593.

Sub Tuum Praesidium: The Theotokos in Christian Life and Worship Before Ephesus,” Pro Ecclesia XVII, 1 (Winter, 2008): 52-75. Another version appears in Bryan Spinks (ed.), The Place of Christ in Liturgical Prayer: Christology, Trinity and Liturgical Theology (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2008): 243-267.


“Preface,” J.D.C. Fisher, Christian Initiation: The Reformation Period (Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, Hillenbrand Books, 2007): v-vi.

"The Loss of a Common Language; The End of Ecumenical-Liturgical Convergence?" Studia Liturgica  37 (2007) 55-72.

“Not ‘Sheep Stealing:’ Christ Calls Us to be One/No es Robar Ovejas: Cristo Nos Llama a la Unidad,” ¡Oye! 2008 4 (August, 2007): 24-5.

Religiosidad Popular:  The Virgin Mary and Lutherans,” Let’s Talk: Living Theology in the Metropolitan Chicago Synod  12, 1 (Summer, 2007): 11-14.

“Christian Initiation at Easter: For “joiners,” not “switchers,” Celebrate!  46, 1 (January-February, 2007): 4-7.


“Response to Gabriele Winkler On the Formation of the Armenian Anaphoras: A Preliminary Overview," in Roberta R. Ervine (ed.),  Worship Traditions in Armenia and the Neighboring Christian East, AVANT: Treasures of the Armenian Christian Tradition 3(Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir Seminary Press/St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, 2006), 87-92.

“‘Satis Est’: Ecumenical Catalyst or Narrow Reductionism?”  Institute of Liturgical Studies Occasional Papers #11: Liturgy in a New Millenium, 2000-2003, ed. Rhoda Schuler (Valparaiso: Institute of Liturgical Studies, 2006): 158-172.

“Why Would Lutherans Celebrate the Virgin Mary of Guadalupe? A Theological Meditation,” in Virgil Elizondo, Timothy Matovina, and  Allan Figueroa Deck (eds.), The Treasure of Guadalupe (Landham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006), 87-94.

“Liturgy and Ecumenism: Gifts, Challenges, and Hopes for a Renewed Vision,” Worship 80, 1 (January 2006): 2-29.

“The Apostolic Tradition,” in Geoffrey Wainwright and Karen Westerfield-Tucker (eds.),  The Oxford History of Christian Worship.  Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.  Pp. 32-75.


“The Twelve Days of Christmas…or Not,” Notre Dame Center for Liturgy Bulletin, (Autumn/Advent, 2005): 3-4.

“Benedictine Oblates: Communal, Ecumenical, Liturgical, and Benedictine,” Benedictine Bridge 18 (Advent/Christmas, 2005): 10-11.

"The Problem of Creedal Formulae in Traditio Apostolica 21:12-18."  Eccclesia Orans 22 (2005): 159-175.

"Baptismal 'Spirituality' in the Early Church and its Implications for the Church Today." In Rhoda Schuler, (ed.), Worship, Culture, and Catholicity 1997-1999.  Institute of Liturgical Studies Occasional Papers #10.  Valparaiso: Institute of Liturgical Studies, 2005.  Pp. 188-211.


“The Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Season of Advent,” Worship 78, 6 (2004): 482-499.

“Homily for the Annunciation of our Lord,” in Sanctus: “Mary, Mother of our Lord,” A Newsletter of the Worship Committee of the Indiana-Kentucky Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (June, 2004): 8-9.

(Revised version of): “Let’s Stop Making ‘Converts’ at Easter,” Rite (May June, 2004): 4-8.

“Tertullian’s ‘Diem baptismo sollemniorem‘ Revisited: A Tentative Hypothesis on Baptism at Pentecost,” for M.E. Johnson and L.E. Phillips (eds.), Studia Liturgica Diversa: Essays in Honor of Paul F. Bradshaw (Portland: The Pastoral Press, 2004), pp. 31-44.


“Eucharistic Reservation and Lutheranism: An Extension of the Sunday Worship?” in Clare V. Johnson (ed.), Ars Liturgicae: Worship, Aesthetics, and Practice (Chicago: LTP, 2003), pp. 27-54.


“Baptism 1: Early Christianity”; “Catechumen, Catechumenate”; “Confirmation”; “Godparents”; “Insufflation”; “Lent”; “Mystagogical Catechesis”; and “Scrutinies, Baptismal,” in Paul Bradshaw (ed.) The New Westminster Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship (Westminster John Knox Press, 2002); pp. 35-37; 98-99; 126-130; 230-231; 254-255; 278-279; 330-331; and 447. Also published in England as The New SCM Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship (SCM Press, 2002).

"Baptism as 'New Birth ex aqua et spiritu': An Investigation of Western Liturgical Sources," in Acta of the International Scholarly Congress: Comparative Liturgy Fifty Years after Anton Baumstark (+1948), Orientalia Christiana Analecta (Rome, 2002), pp. 787-807.


“The Role of Worship in the Contemporary Study of Christian Initiation: A Select Review of the Literature,” Worship 75, 1 (January, 2001): 20-35.


“What’s New about the Past? The Study of Christian Initiation” Liturgy, The Journal of the Liturgical Conference 16, 1 (Summer, 2000): 53-59.

“Worship, Practice and Belief,” in Philip F. Esler (ed.) The Early Christian World, vol. 1 (London and New York: Routledge, 2000), pp. 475-502.

“Movable Feasts?” Rite (August/September, 2000): 4-7, 12.

“Romans 6 and the Identity of the Church: Towards a Baptismal Ecclesiology,” Catechumenate: A Journal of Christian Initiation 22, 5 (September, 2000): 22-36.

“Forever Flesh,” Assembly 26, 5 (September, 2000): 34-35, 40.

"The Origins of the Anaphoral use of the Sanctus and Epiclesis Revisited: The Contribution of Gabriele Winkler and its Implications," in H-J. Feulner, E. Velkovska, and R. Taft (eds.), Crossroad of Cultures: Studies in Liturgy and Patristics in Honor of Gabriele Winkler, Orientalia Christiana Analecta 260 (Rome: Pontifical Oriental Institute, 2000), pp. 405-442.

“Can We Avoid Relativism in Worship? Liturgical Norms in the Light of Contemporary Liturgical Scholarship,” Worship 74, 2 (March 2000), 135-154.


"Let's Stop Making 'Converts' at Easter," Catechumenate: A Journal of Christian Initiation 21, 5 (September, 1999): 10-20.

"The 1998 Libro de Liturgia y Cántico of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: A Brief Evaluation of its Sección de Liturgia," Worship 73, 4 (July, 1999): 331- 348.

"The 'Joint Declaration on Justification' and Lutheran-Roman Catholic Unity: Some Unresolved Questions," Lutheran Forum 33, 1 (Spring 1999), pp. 22-28.

"The 'Real' and Multiple 'Presences' of Christ in Contemporary Lutheran Liturgical and Sacramental Practice," in T. Fitzgerald and D. Lysik (eds.) The Many Presences of Christ (Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1999), pp. 105-120.

"Planning and Leading Liturgical Prayer in an Ecumenical Context," Pro Ecclesia VIII, 2 (Spring, 1999): 187-200.

"The Baptismal Rite and Anaphora in the Prayers of Sarapion of Thmuis: An Assessment of a Recent 'Judicious Reassessment,'" Worship 73, 2 (March 1999): 140-168.

“Preparation for Pascha? Lent in Christian Antiquity." in P. Bradshaw and L. Hoffman (eds.), Passover and Easter: Origins and History to Modern Times (Two Liturgical Traditions, vol. 6) University of Notre Dame Press, 1999. Pp. 36-54.

With Lawrence Hoffman, "Lent in Perspective: A Summary Dialogue," in P. Bradshaw and L. Hoffman (eds.), Passover and Easter: Origins and History to Modern Times (Two Liturgical Traditions, vol. 6) University of Notre Dame Press, 1999. Pp. 55-68.


"A Response to Gerard Austin's 'Identity of a Eucharistic Church in an Ecumenical Age'," Worship 72, 1 (January 1998): 35-43.


"Enrico Mazza's The Origins of the Eucharistic Prayer and the Anaphora of Sarapion of Thmuis: A Critical Review," Proceedings of the North American Academy of Liturgy (Valparaiso, 1997): 79-86.

"The Shape of Christian Initiation in the Lutheran Churches: Liturgical Texts and Future Directions," Studia Liturgica 27, 1 (1997): 33-60.

"The Archaic Shape of the Sanctus, Institution Narrative, and Epiclesis of the Logos in the Anaphora Ascribed to Sarapion of Thmuis," in Paul Bradshaw (ed.), Essays in Early Eastern Eucharistic Prayers (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, Pueblo, 1997), pp. 73-107.

"Back Home to the Font: Eight Implications of a Baptismal Spirituality," in Worship 71, 6 (November 1997): 482-504.

"Images for Preaching," in Sundays & Seasons: Worship Planning Guide, Cycle C, 1997-1998 . Minneapolis: Augsburg-Fortress 1997. Pp. 241, 243, 245-246, 248, 250-251, 253 -254, 259-260, 262, 264, 272, 276-277, and 278-280.

"'Satis est ?' A Liturgist Looks at the Ecumenical Implications of Augustana VII," Lutheran Forum (1997).

"The Call of the Catechist in the Catechumenal Team," in Welcome to Christ: A Lutheran Catechetical Guide (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1997), pp. 16-31.


"Berakah, Anaphoral Theory, and Luther: One Lutheran's Response to Bryan Spinks," Lutheran Forum 30, 3 (September, 1996): 40-45.

“The Archaic Nature of the Sanctus, Institution Narrative, and Epiclesis of the Logos in the Anaphora Ascribed to Sarapion of Thmuis.” In Robert F. Taft (ed.), The Christian East, Its Institutions & its Thought: A Critical Reflection: Papers of the International Scholarly Congress for the 75th Anniversay of the Pontifical Oriental Institute Rome, 30 May - 5 June 1993 (= Orientalia Christiana Analecta 251) Rome 1996, pp. 671-702.

"The Postchrismational Structure of Apostolic Tradition 21, the Witness of Ambrose of Milan, and a Tentative Hypothesis Regarding the Current Reform of Confirmation in the Roman Rite." Worship 70, 1 (1996): 16-34.

Abridged Version of "The One Mediator, the Saints, and Mary: A Lutheran Reflection," From Worship 67, 3 (1993): 226-238, in K. Hagen (ed.), Luther Digest 4 (Crestwood: Luther Academy, 1996): 77-78.


"Let's Keep Advent Right Where It Is," Lutheran Forum 28, 4 (November, 1994): 45-47.

"Liturgy and Theology." In Liturgy In Dialogue: Essays in Memory of Ronald Jasper. Edited by Paul Bradshaw and Bryan Spinks. London: SPCK, 1994. Pp. 202-225 (American edition from The Liturgical Press, Pueblo Books: Collegeville, MN, 1995, pp. 203-227).


"The One Mediator, the Saints, and Mary: A Lutheran Reflection."
Worship 67, 3 (1993): 226-238.


"A Fresh Look at the Prayers of Sarapion of Thmuis." Studia Liturgica 22, 2 (1992): 163-183


"From Three Weeks to Forty Days: Baptismal Preparation and the Origins of Lent." Studia Liturgica 20, 2 (1990): 185-200.


"It is Indeed Right and Salutary: Supplementary Proper Prefaces." Trinity Seminary Review 11, 1 (Spring, 1989): 23-29.

"The Place of Sacraments in the Theology of Paul Tillich." Worship 63, 1 (January, 1989): 17-31.


"Reconciling Cyril and Egeria on the Catechetical Process in Fourth-Century Jerusalem." In Essays in Early Eastern Initiation. Edited by Paul F. Bradshaw. Alcuin/GROW Liturgical Study 8. Bramcote/Nottingham: Grove Books Ltd., 1988. Pp. 18-30.


"Between Baptism and Ministry: The Eucharistic Link." Word and World VII, 4 (1987): 361-368.


"Eucharistic Prayer IV: An Alternate Proposal." Lutheran Forum 19, 3
(Reformation, 1985): 25-28.


"The Paschal Mystery: Reflections from a Lutheran Viewpoint." Worship 57, 2 (March, 1983): 134-150.

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