Susan Bigelow Reynolds

Susan Bigelow Reynolds is Assistant Professor of Catholic Studies and Interim Director of Catholic Studies at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Her forthcoming book, People Get Ready: Ritual, Solidarity, and Lived Theology in Catholic Roxbury (Fordham University Press, 2022), is based on a five-year ethnographic study of St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church in Roxbury, Boston. 

Contributions by Susan Bigelow Reynolds


Getting Less Precious About Parish Studies

Susan Bigelow Reynolds, in her response to our Season 10 episode with Alyssa Maldonado-Estrada, calls attention to how Catholic devotionalism is frequently essentialized and limited in its understanding. She argues instead for a "more expansive consideration" of Catholic ritual ecology.



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