Eschatological Memories of Everyday Life

Posted on December 28, 2015 by PLT Staff

Video recording of a lecture given by Ted Smith at the Spring Institute for Lived Theology 2013 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Smith discusses the indirect presence of lived theology in his publication, The New Measures: A Theological History of Democratic Practice, and the implications of this space for the power and potential of lived theology. Through his experience as a small-town Presbyterian pastor, he discusses genres of prodigal narratives and offers a new perspective into the carnality of lived theology. The lecture begins at the 8:00 minute mark.

Excerpt: “If theology is small and ugly and has to keep out-of-sight, lived theology, shamefully, gloriously particular, must keep hidden all the more. It needs the shelter, I think, of a little indirection because, as Charles says, it is real, and the real sets us on edge… I think indirection helps us bear it long enough that it can work on us.”

  • Video Information
  • Date Recorded:May 23, 2013
  • Location Recorded:Charlottesville, VA
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