Lived Theology and the Ethnographic Sensibility in Historical Scholarship

Posted on December 26, 2015 by PLT Staff

Recording of a lecture presented by Matthew Hedstrom at the Spring Institute for Lived Theology 2011 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hedstrom reflects on his work as a historian and examines how history can inform conversations about lived theology and the relationship between history and ethnography.

Excerpt: “It seems to me that a real challenge for lived religion, and maybe particularly for lived theology, is to examine and to really take seriously the fluidity of religious life across the boundaries that official religion uses to demarcate traditions.”

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