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Mark Edward Wedig, O.P., Ph.D.

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wedig@ai.edu

Degrees:

  • Ph.D. in Liturgical Studies from the Catholic University of America
  • from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley
  • M.A. in Systematic Theology from the Graduate Theological Union
  • BA in history (medieval studies) from Southern Methodist University

A widely published scholar, frequent visiting lecturer and keynote speaker, his scholarly interests lie at the intersection between culture studies, liturgy, and the hermeneutics of the visual arts.

About:

Fr. Mark Edward Wedig, OP, is a Dominican friar of the US Southern Province of St. Martin de Porres. During his almost forty years in the Order of Preachers, his ministerial service has been focused on theological education in the context of the Order’s intellectual life through teaching, research and administration in university and academic settings.

From 1998 until 2017, Fr. Mark served as Chair of the Department of Theology and Philosophy at Barry University in Miami Shores, a Catholic and Dominican institution, sponsored by the Adrian Dominican sisters, and was a Professor of Theology and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences from 2017 to 2019. He currently serves as the President of Aquinas Institute, a position he has held since July 1, 2019.

Scholarly Publications:

  • “Engaging Modernity Through Art: The Dominicans and L’Art Sacré,” Christian Faith and the Power of Thinking: A Collection of Essays Marking the 800th Anniversary of the Founding of the Order of Preachers in 1216 (Chicago: New Priory Press, 2017), 85-100.
  • “Ecclesial Architecture and Image in a Postmodern Age,” Transcending Architecture: Contemporary Views on Sacred Space (Washington, DC: Catholic University Press, 2015), 130 – 142.
  • “General Principles for the Reform of the Liturgy – Articles 21 – 40,” A Pastoral Commentary on Sacrosanctum Concilium: The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy of the Second Vatican Council (Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2013), 49 – 64.
  • “An Overview of Sacramentum Caritatis,” The Liturgy Documents: Sacramental Documents for Parish Worship, Devotions, Formation, and Catechesis, Volume Four (Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2013), 2 – 7.
  • “Eucharistic Prayer I: The Mystagogical Implications,” A Commentary on the Order of Mass of The Roman Missal (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2011), 293-300.
  • “Eucharistic Prayer IV: The Mystagogical Implications,” A Commentary on the Order of the Mass of The Roman Missal (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2011), 425-430.
  • “Eucharistic Prayer for Use in Masses for Various Needs,” A Commentary on the Order of the Mass of The Roman Missal (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2011), 575-582.
  • “Theology: the Art of Theological Interpretation,” Theology: Faith, Beliefs and Traditions (Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2009), 215-232.
  • “Ritual: Celebrating Faith and Belief,” Theology: Faith, Beliefs and Traditions (Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2009), 177-193.
  • “The Eucharist: A Mystery to be Celebrated: Full Participation in the Liturgical Action,” Pastoral Liturgy Vol. 39 (July/August 2008): 12-15.
  • “The Eucharist: Liturgy as Communal Ritual Action,” Pastoral Liturgy Vol. 39 (May/June 2008): 9-12.
  • “Postmodernity, the New Faithful, and Challenges to Liturgical Ministry,” Liturgical Ministry 17 (Winter 2007): 30-38.
  • with Richard S. Vosko, “The Arrangement and Furnishings of Churches for the Celebration of the Eucharist: De Ecclesiarum Dispositione et Ornatu ad Eucharistiam Celebrandam,” Chapter Five, A Commentary on the General Instruction of the Roman Missal 2002 (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2007), 349-377.
  • “Reception of the Eucharist Under Two Species,” Rite Vol. 38 No. 3 (May/June 2007): 812.
  • “Dies Domini: The Sunday as a Prophetic Act of Meaning,” Rite Vol. 37 No. 3 (May/June 2006): 16-18.
  • “When Liturgy Makes the Church: the RCIA Transforming a Campus,” Liturgical Ministry 15 (Spring 2006): 108-114.
  • with Jorge Presmanes, “Preaching the Social Mission of the Church in the Hispanic/Latino Parish,” Preaching the Teaching: Hispanics, Homiletics, and Catholic Social Justice Doctrine (University of Scranton Press, 2005), 60-67.
  • “No Neutral Zones: Hermeneutics and the Interpretation of Liturgical Space,” Liturgical Ministry 14 (Winter 2005): 1-7.
  • “A Practical Liturgical Theology of the Word,” Liturgical Ministry 13 (Fall 2004): 192-199.
  • Reprint of “Evangelization, Inculturation, and the RCIA,” Catechumenate: Journal of Christian Initiation Vol. 26:5 (September 2004): 2-19.
  • “Recovering the Concilium Sanctorum: A Contemporary Ecclesiology Inclusive of the Communion of the Saints,” Liturgical Ministry 12 (Winter 2003): 1-8.
  • “The Shared Lens of Theologian and Visual Artist,” Chicago Studies Vol. 41:3 (Fall/Winter 2002): 259-267.
  • “Evangelization, Inculturation, and the RCIA,” Worship Vol. 76:6 (November 2002): 503520.
  • “Edifice and Image: Reform of the Roman Catholic Worship Environment,” New Theology Review Vol. 15:3 (August 2002): 5-15.
  • “The Visual Hermeneutics of the Hispanic/Latino Popular Religion and the Recovery of the Image in Christian Praxis,” Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology Vol. 8:3 (February 2001): 6-17.
  • “The Defeat of Visual Aesthetic Arianism,” Source and Summit: Commemorating Josef A. Jungmann, SJ, Joanne Pierce, Michael Downey, editors (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1999), 211-224.
  • “The Fraternal Context of Congar’s Achievement: The Platform for a Renewed Catholicism at Les Éditions du Cerf (1927-1954)” US Catholic Historian 17:2 (Spring 1999): 106-115.