Maxwell E. Johnson is professor of liturgy at the University of Notre Dame and a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The author or editor of twenty-five books and of more than ninety articles and essays, he is also a past president of the North American Academy of Liturgy, serves as an editorial consultant for Worship, and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Ecclesia Orans. Timothy O'Malley, PhD, is director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy in the Institute for Church Life and a concurrent assistant professional specialist in the Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame. He is the author of Liturgy and the New Evangelization: Practicing the Art of Self-Giving Love published by Liturgical Press.
"Readers of Worship have regularly told me that Mitchell's
column has been the first thing they read when they receive
Worship. He has brought to his writing not only a deep and
broad understanding of liturgical theology and ecumenical history
but also a well-crafted interdisciplinary method by which he has
called all of us to live more justly and to see beauty and goodness
where we have often been blind-above all in poetry and painting, in
the social sciences, in music, and in ritual studies."
R. Kevin Seasoltz, OSB (+April 27, 2013), Former Editor of Worship
"This book is a celebration of [Mitchell's] liturgical legacy and a prediction of a dynamic liturgical future to come. The three editors must be commended for their skills in makingAt the Heart of the Liturgy a work of scholarship and a testament of love. This book will be appreciate by liturgical students, pastors, and readers interested in the beauty of Christian liturgy."John Leonard Berg, Catholic Library World
"I would recommend each of the individual sections of the book for use in undergraduate or graduate instruction. The book as a whole would be useful for courses treating major (American) liturgical theologians."Timothy Brunk, Horizons