Social Problems as Scenes of Theological Creativity

Posted on December 26, 2015 by PLT Staff

Recording of a lecture presented by Willis Jenkins at the Spring Institute for Lived Theology 2011 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Jenkins reflects on using a pragmatic methodology to defend sustainability, social justice, and Christian ethics in his forthcoming book and considers his work as a potential illustration of lived theology.

Excerpt: “Look up for the tension between theological production and the apparent demand of a problem. In that way Christian ethics does not need to arrive at the scene of social problems with an already complete theory, with the principles of an answer. In fact, on this view ethics begins in recognition of incompleteness, of something that compels a response not yet given.”

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