Are We Still of Any Use? Lived Theology and the Language of Peace

Posted on March 27, 2015 by PLT Staff

Recording of a lecture given by Charles Marsh at the Spring Institute for Lived Theology 2008 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marsh begins with a welcome to the Institute and a tribute to Victoria Gray Adams. The lecture begins at the 8 minute mark. Marsh begins by talking about his time as an undergraduate, taught by Professor Rorty that books and theory should be used to learn compassion and work change in the world. He goes on to reflect upon ways in which lived theology has enacted peace in recent years.

Excerpt: “Visit a soup kitchen, a hospitality house, a tutorial program for low income children, an AIDS clinic, a hunger relief agency, a Habitat for Humanity site, a student group sitting in an administrative building in support of a living wage for workers. And you will find there a people who are moved to act in response to the worlds concrete needs because they have seen a light shining in the darkness. Who believe that transcendence empowers rather than diminishes the love of life, that hope and miracle and mystery animate the protest against cruelty, focus moral energies, and heighten discernment of those places in the world that call out for our healing and wholeness.”

  • Audio Information
  • Date Recorded:May 28, 2008
  • Location Recorded:Charlottesville, VA
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