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School of Theology and Ministry

John F. Baldovin, S.J.

professor of historical and liturgical theology

John Baldovin, S.J.

Contact Information | (617) 552-6513
Simboli Hall 218


A.B., M.Div., M.A., M.Phil., S.T.L., Ph.D. (Yale)

Areas of Interest

History of Liturgy, Theology of Liturgy, Sacramental Theology, History of Christian Doctrine.


Fall 2016
Introduction to Liturgy (TMST 7054)
Priesthood (TMST 8021)

Spring 2017
Rites Practicum (TMST 8008)
Eucharistic Theology (TMST 7091)

Other Courses
TM 501- Theological Synthesis
TM 529- Ministry & Theology of Sacrament of Reconciliation
TM 628- Sacramental / Liturgical Theology
TM 617- Liturgy & Time
TM 646- Ecclesial Ministry
TM 646- Medieval Theology
TM 766- Sacraments of Initiation

Recent Publications

Catholic Sacraments: A Rich Sources of Blessings, co-edited with David Farina Turnbloom, Paulist Press, 2015.

Co-editor, Commentary on the Order of Mass of the Roman Missal, Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2011

The Urban Character of Christian Worship; The Origins, Development and Meaning of Stational Liturgy. Orientalia Christiana Analecta 228, Rome, Pontifical Oriental Institute Press, 1987. Reprint 2002.

Liturgy in Ancient Jerusalem, Alcuin/GROW Studies in Worship, Bramcote, Nottingham: Grove Books, 1989.

Worship: City, Church and Renewal, Washington, DC: Pastoral Press, 1991.

Bread of Life, Cup of Salvation: Understanding the Mass, Lanham (Md): Rowman and Littlefield, 2003.

Reforming the Liturgy: A Response to the Critics, Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2008.