Dr. Brian A. Butcher
“You Have Given Us the Grace to Pray Together in Harmony”:
Liturgical Singing as a Criterion for (Philosophical? Theological?) Aesthetics
Brian A. Butcher is currently Research Fellow at the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies, at the University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto. His first major monograph was published in 2018 with Fordham University Press: Liturgical Theology After Schmemann: An Orthodox Reading of Paul Ricoeur. Other publications of note include a chapter on Orthodox sacramental theology in the 16-19th centuries, in the Oxford Handbook of Sacramental Theology (OUP, 2015) and, more recently, a chapter on gender in Orthodox theology in Gender in Orthodox Christianity (Routledge, 2019). His professional associations include membership in the American Academy of Religion and the North American Academy of Liturgy.
He is a subdeacon in the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church, the father of six children, and enjoys taekwondo, training for triathlons, playing Celtic music, and cooking.