This is episode 47 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In it, we (Joshua Cockayne & Christa McKirland) welcome Porter Case Taylor to the podcast to discuss his work on the liturgical theology of Fr Alexander Schmemann. If you're interested in jumping around, feel free to consult the following timestamps:
0:38 - Introduction to Porter Case Taylor
2:04 - Why work on liturgy?
3:33 - Why Schmemann? Who is he, and why is he important for liturgical theology?
8:07 - How does Schmemann interact with self-described non-liturgical Christians?
9:22 - Is it reasonable to treat ritual (a la Dru Johnson's work) as a window into liturgy.
10:48 - The embodied nature of liturgy
11:40 - How can non-denominational worship contexts draw upon the work of Schmemann in helpful ways?
14:15 - Reading recommendations in liturgical theology
16:35 - On the Eucharist as foundational to worship
18:47 - What about those who'd privilege the sermon as foundational in worship rather than Eucharist?
20:48 - How does liturgical theology interact with the broader theological conversation in the academy?
23:18 - Can you do theology without being in a church for Schmemann?
If you've enjoyed listening to this interview, please see other content from our guest:
Porter C. Taylor
2. We Give Our Thanks Unto Thee (edited volume): https://www.amazon.com/Give-Our-Thanks-Unto-Thee/dp/1532632703/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=porter+c+taylor&qid=1556276020&s=gateway&sr=8-1
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