Everyday Apocalypse: Writing Lived Theology

Posted on December 26, 2015 by PLT Staff

Recording of a lecture presented by David Dark at the Spring Institute for Lived Theology 2011 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dark reflects theologically on his style of writing lived theology. The lecture begins at the 2:55 minute mark.

Excerpt: “Frames of mind and forms of consent are being religiously cultivated and maintained through popular postures of passive reception upon which successful conscription is performed. This is the exchange of confidence, connoted in the work of con artistry. The con game of the con artist is a matter of selling confidence. If religion is a thick descriptor of the instruction we’ve received, for better and worse, it is both the terrain of the con and the naming of said terrain. Religion is the name of the con game. If to be conned is human, confessing to having been conned is an act of religious awareness.”

  • Audio Information
  • Date Recorded:May 26, 2011
  • Location Recorded:Charlottesville, VA
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