Richard D. McCall

Rev. Dr. Richard D. McCall
Address99 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 2138

William Reed Huntington Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Liturgics, Episcopal Divinity School

B.A., Western Maryland College,
M.A., Indiana University,
M.Div., Nashotah House,
Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union,

The Rev. Dr. Richard McCall brings a wide and deep experience of the real church to his formational work due to nearly 30 years of experience in parochial ministry and ten in seminary teaching. Trained as an actor, director, and dramatic theorist, his approach to the liturgy is one that never loses sight of its performance by actual people in actual spaces surrounded by concrete social contexts. In numerous articles and in Professor McCall’s recent book Do This: Liturgy as Performance, he has created a place to stand and look critically and creatively at the liturgical tradition while discovering how it can be used effectively to ritualize the changes and transformations of life in community. Bringing to bear insights from the arts and from Buddhist practice traditions, he teaches a variety of courses that invite students to experience the Anglican liturgical tradition with fresh eyes. In addition to overseeing worship at EDS, Professor McCall is a member of Societas Liturgica, the North American Academy of Liturgy, and he serves as chaplain on the General Board of Examining Chaplains of the Episcopal Church.

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