Bruce Morrill, S.J., holds the Edward A. Malloy Chair in Roman Catholic Studies at Vanderbilt University, where he is Professor of Theological Studies in the Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion and Director of the Doctorate of Ministry program. He provides educative, liturgical, and pastoral ministry in parish, school, and prison settings in Nashville and has done so over the years across the USA, including regular trips to Yup’ik villages in western Alaska. In addition to ongoing publications in academic journals, collective volumes, and popular platforms, his ten books include Anamnesis as Dangerous Memory (2000), Divine Worship and Human Healing (2009), and the forthcoming Practical Sacramental Theology: At the Intersection of Liturgy and Ethics (2021).

Baptism, Eucharist, and Artistic Tokens of New Heavens and a New Earth

Now in its second decade on the stages of Nashville’s storied Ryman Auditorium and Lipscomb University, the Tokens Show presents lively entertainment as an ongoing “cultural experiment” pulling together Americana, folk, and contemporary music wherein music-making, song-singing, and conversations help imagine a world of beauty and wonder, justice and mercy, peace and graciousness.

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Reading Toward Writing Liturgical Theology

My pastoral-theological wager is that an as yet fully developed contemporary theology of the Easter Season, through examination of lectionary texts and the sacramental rites germane to Easter faith, can help form and invigorate believers’ self-appropriation as mutually responsible members of the body of Christ, priestly people with baptismal missions attuned to their particular life stages and conditions in this world.

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