On Writing Lived Theology

Posted on December 28, 2015 by PLT Staff

Paper presented by Susan Holman at the 2012 Virginia Seminar in Lived Theology in Charlottesville, Virginia. Holman shares her thoughts on writing lived theology and her experience in the first Virginia Seminar by dividing her comments into three categories: writing about lived theology, writing as lived theology, and advice for the new cohort.

Excerpt: “Writing, even in social justice and poverty response issues, became for me a way of living theology, a way to embrace theological action in itself, a way to live. Writing is perhaps like prayer in its capacity (for those of us who believe in prayer) to pursue effective expression that might make a difference. Lived theology is so much bigger than what we do; it goes to the theological foundations of what we are as beings made by God—to be.”

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