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.

They Flew

Carlos Eire Interview on They Flew

Carlos Eire, T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies and a longtime associate of the Project on Lived Theology, has recently published a startling and stunning history of levitation and bilocation in, principally, the early modern era. They Flew recovers the history of devout Christians, well, flying – rising from the earth, moving through the air.  Are levitation and bilocation Christian spiritual practices? How should we in the twenty-first-century think about these early modern flights?

The PLT spoke with Professor Eire about the book.

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People Get Ready

Twelve Christian Misfits, Malcontents, and Dreamers. A collection of succinct and evocative biographies of twelve modern apostles who unsettle what we think we know about religion’s role in American reform movements.

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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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