Lived Theology 101: Exploring the Claim “What We Believe Matters” with Undergraduates

Posted on December 26, 2015 by PLT Staff

Recording of a lecture presented by Lori Brandt Hale at the Spring Institute for Lived Theology 2011 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hale explores lived theology as method, pedagogy, and challenge and details her own experience at Augsburg College, where her work on and passion for the life and lived theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer frame her professorship.

Excerpt: “The details of one’s lived experience, the details of one’s social, cultural, historical, political, and religious reality shape one’s understanding of self, world, and God. The details of one’s lived experience shape one’s commitment, sensibilities, and proclamations, which in turn determine one’s actions and practices in the world, which in turn give shape to real and lived experience. Lived theology discloses the iterative and complicated reality that constitutes the search for meaning of vocation, but moreover, and on the flip side, lived theology as methodology makes room, as it were, for all students to have and to find their voice.”

  • Audio Information
  • Date Recorded:May 26, 2011
  • Location Recorded:Charlottesville, VA
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