Spring Institute for Lived Theology 2011

Lived Theology as Method, Style and Pedagogy

May 25-26, 2011
Charlottesville, Virginia

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The 2011 Spring Institute for Lived Theology was framed by recent considerations of theological ethnography and the ethnographic study of religion. A small group of theologians, religion scholars and practitioners brought papers in progress and convened to talk specifically about lived theology as method, style and pedagogy.

Spring Institute 2011 Proceedings

Session I – A Journey without Maps:  Does Lived Theology Need a Method? – Charles Marsh, University of Virginia

Session II – More than Belief: A Material Theory of Religion – Manuel Vasquez, University of Florida

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Session III – A Theology of Religious Pluralism: Lived Theology and Civic Wholeness – Sarah Azaransky, University of San Diego

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Session IV – Thinking about Lived Theology from the Context of the Congo – John Kiess, Loyola University, Baltimore

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Session V – Places of Redemption: Theology for a Worldly Church – Mary McClintock Fulkerson, Duke Divinity School

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Session VI – Lived Theology and the Ethnographic Sensibility in Historical Scholarship – Matthew Hedstrom, University of Virginia

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Session VII – Lived Theology 101: Exploring the Claim “What We Believe Matters” with Undergraduates – Lori Brandt Hale, Augsburg College

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Session VIII – Making Gravy as Lived Theology: Constructive Theology and Grassroots Activism – Jenny McBride, Wartburg College

Session IX – Everyday Apocalypse: Writing Lived Theology – David Dark, Vanderbilt University

Session X – Social Problems as Scenes of Theological Creativity – Willis Jenkins, Yale Divinity School

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Session XI – Part of the Body: Reflections on Risks and Responsibilities in the Discipline of Lived Theology – Peter Slade, Ashland University

2011 Spring Institute for Lived Theology Speakers

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