27, 2007 Guest – Don
Saturday Night & Sunday Morning
Dr. Don E. Saliers is the William R.
Cannon Distinguished Professor of Theology and Worship at Emory
University in Atlanta, Georgia. Professor Saliers received his B.A. from
Ohio Wesleyan University, and both his B.D. (Bachelor of Divinity) and
his Ph.D. from Yale University.
An accomplished musician, theologian, and scholar of liturgics,
Professor Saliers is the author of numerous books on the relationship
between theology and worship practices, including "Worship Come to Its
Senses," "Worship & Spirituality," and most recently edited "A Precious
Fountain: Music in the Worship of an African-American Catholic
Community," by Mary McGann. He co-authored "A Song to Sing, a Life to
Live" with his daughter Emily Saliers, a member of the
Emily Saliers is a singer-songwriter and member of the Indigo
Girls, a well-known American folk rock duo. Saliers plays lead guitar as
well as banjo, piano, mandolin, ukelele, and many other instruments.
Saliers began her college education at Tulane University, but
transferred to Emory University, graduating in 1985 with a degree in
English. In 2004, Saliers composed her first film score for the
independent short film, "One Weekend A Month." She has a passion for
wine collecting, and is the co-owner of Watershed Restaurant in Decatur,
Georgia. Emily also co-founded the Flying Biscuit Cafe in Atlanta,
Both Don and Emily often do book signings and church appearances around