Exploring the Interconnection of Theology and Life

The Project on Lived Theology at the University of Virginia is a research initiative, whose mission is to study the social consequences of theological ideas for the sake of a more just and compassionate world.

Check out our collection of published works and other resources on lived theology.

“Are We Still of Any Use?” Dietrich Bonhoeffer on Christian Witness in a Perilous Age

Bonhoeffer declares to us anew the hope that bears the sorrows of the world: “Again and again in these turbulent times, we lose sight of why life is really worth living. In truth, it is like this: If the earth was deemed worthy to bear the human being Jesus Christ, if a human being like Jesus lived, then our life as human beings has meaning.”

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People Get Ready

Twelve Jesus-Haunted Misfits, Malcontents, and Dreamers. A collection of succinct and evocative biographies of twelve modern apostles who unsettle what we think we know about Christianity’s role in American politics.

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Evangelical Anxiety

In this riveting spiritual memoir, Charles Marsh, director of the Project on Lived Theology, tells the story of his struggles with mental illness, explores the void between the Christian faith and scientific treatment, and forges a path toward reconciling these divergent worlds.

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