Don Saliers, PhD

Don Saliers 2020

Don Saliers, PhD


Hymn Festival
Awe and Fear of the Lord: Caring for Creation
7/9/2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
7/9/2020 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM


Don E. Saliers returned to Candler School of Theology in 2014 as Theologian-in-Residence after retiring in 2007 as the William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Theology and Worship. For many years he directed the Master of Sacred Music program at Emory and was an organist and choirmaster at Cannon Chapel for 35 years.

Before joining the Candler faculty in 1974, Saliers taught at Yale Divinity School and has taught in summer programs at Notre Dame, Boston College, Vancouver School of Theology, St. John’s University, and Boston University School of Theology.

An accomplished musician, theologian and scholar of liturgics, Saliers is the author of 15 books on the relationship between theology and worship practices, as well as more than 150 articles, essays, chapters in books, and book reviews. He co-authored A Song to Sing, a Life to Live with his daughter Emily Saliers, a member of the Indigo Girls.