Associate Professor, Department of Theology
(B.A., Augsburg College; M.Div., Luther Northwestern Seminary; M.A., St. John’s University (Collegeville); S.T.M., Yale Divinity School; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University)
Fagerberg’s area is liturgical theology: its definition and methodology, sacramental theology, and liturgiology. His work has explored how the Church’s lex credendi (law of belief) is grounded on the Church’s lex orandi (law of prayer). Liturgy is the trysting place where God and humanity meet. Additional interests include Eastern Orthodoxy, liturgical asceticism, linguistic and scholastic philosophy, and G. K. Chesterton.
Published books are What is Liturgical Theology? (Pueblo 1992), The Size of Chesterton’s Catholicism (Notre Dame, 1998), and Theologia Prima: What is Liturgical Theology? the second edition (Hillenbrand Press, Fall 2003). His articles have appeared in such journals as Worship, America, New Blackfriars, Pro Ecclesia, Diakonia, Touchstone, and Antiphon. He was the Richardson Fellow at Durham University, U.K. in 1996. He is on the editorial board of the Chesterton Review, and a contributing editor to Gilbert! A Magazine of Chesterton.