A Journey without Maps: Does Lived Theology Need a Method?

Posted on March 31, 2015 by PLT Staff

Recording of a paper presented by Charles Marsh at the Spring Institute for Lived Theology 2011 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marsh begins by offering welcoming remarks, and letting the SILT speakers introduce themselves. The paper itself begins at the 12:45 minute mark. Marsh traces the ideas of Kant, Barth and Tillich in order to gain a background with which to think about lived theology, and then relates his own experience with lived theology in order to attempt to answer the question of whether it has, or needs, a method.

Excerpt: “Put rather more strongly, lived theology may animate a narrative, experiences and questions that dogmatics ignore, evade, or distrust. So it’s probably too soon to answer this question, whether lived theology needs a method, it may even be too soon to tell if lived theology has a method. My guess is that lived theology will inspire a multitude of methods, depending on subject matter.”

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  • Date Recorded:May 25, 2011
  • Location Recorded:Charlottesville, VA
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