David W. FAGERBERG

May 7, 2015; David W. Fagerberg (Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame)

May 7, 2015; David W. Fagerberg (Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame)

David W. Fagerberg is Professor in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. He holds masters degrees from Luther Northwestern Seminary, St. John’s University (Collegeville), Yale Divinity School, and Yale University. His Ph.D. is from Yale University in liturgical theology.

            His work has explored how the Church’s lex credendi (law of belief) is founded upon the Church’s lex orandi (law of prayer).  This was expressed in Theologia Prima  (Hillenbrand Books, 2003).  Of late, he has integrated into this the Eastern Orthodox understanding of asceticism by considering its role in preparing the liturgical person. This was treated in On Liturgical Asceticism (Catholic University Press, 2013). And he has an avocation in G. K. Chesterton, having published  Chesterton is Everywhere (Emmaus Press, 2013) and The Size of Chesterton’s Catholicism (University of Notre Dame, 1998). Appearing this spring from Angelico Press will be a book on consecrating our daily life in the world, titled Consecrating the world: On Mundane Liturgical Theology.