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Gerald C. Liu

Assistant Professor of Worship and Preaching

Gerald C. Liu
Practical Theology
107 Templeton Hall

Phone: 609.436.6272
Fax: 609.524.0908
[email protected]
United Methodist

Gerald C. Liu is assistant professor of worship and preaching at Princeton Theological Seminary. He earned his BA at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, his MDiv from Emory University (during which time he was also a theological fellow at Georg-August Universität in Göttingen, Germany), and his PhD from Vanderbilt University with a concentration in homiletics and liturgics. He has previously served as a British Methodist Minister in Nottingham, England and as assistant professor of homiletics and worship arts at Drew Theological School. 

 An ordained United Methodist, he is a minister in residence at Church of the Village, a United Methodist congregation in Manhattan. He is also especially active in the North American Academy of Liturgy and the Academy of Homiletics. In the latter organization, he convenes the Narrative and Imagination workgroup and edits the worship reviews for the online journal Homiletic. He has carried out ethnographic research in Uganda for a contributed chapter in a volume honored for special focus by the Society for Ethnomusicology in 2011 (The Culture of AIDS in Africa: Hope and Healing Through Music and the Arts, Oxford UP).

Curriculum Vitae

Select Publications
Music and the Generosity of God, forthcoming
“An Interreligious Funeral for a Taiwanese Centenarian and the Mystery of Useless Suffering” in Homiletic 40.2 (2015).
“Implications of Aesthetic Education for Liturgical Education” in Proceedings (2015).
“Christian Worship and the Question Concerning Technology” in Liturgy 30.2 (2015), 36-44.
Porneia, Homosexuality, and the Need for Homiletic Evolution” in Theology and Sexuality 19.1 (2013), 61-68. [*actual date of publication 2014.]
"Chin Toy and Yong-Seen-Sang: Chinese American Proclaimers of the 19th Century" in Preaching As Picturing God in a Fragmented World: Studia Homiletica, Vol. 8 (Delft, The Netherlands: Eburon Academic Publishers, 2012), 117-126. 

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