Lived Theology on Death Row: The Story of Kelly Gissendaner (transcript)

Posted on December 16, 2015 by PLT Staff

Lecture given by Jennifer McBride at St. Paul’s Memorial Church in Charlottesville, Virginia. McBride tells the story of Kelly Gissendaner, an inmate on death row who found hope and redemption through her theological engagement with God. Along with a community of supporters, McBride fought with Gissendaner to appeal her death sentence, so that she could continue to be an active and encouraging force to others in the prison system. Gissendaner was executed by the state of Georgia on September 30, 2015, but her message of hope lives on. For a listing of all our Occasional Lectures, click here.

Excerpt: “Kelly’s story was impacting Christians across the political divide, pushing the logic of Christian faith to its outermost limits, pressing Christians to reexamine and reaffirm the truths we proclaim about repentance, forgiveness, redemption, and hope.”

Videos referenced in McBride’s lecture:

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  • Author: Jennifer M. McBride
  • Creation Date: December 3, 2015
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