May 20, 2013
Candler’s Ted Smith, assistant professor of preaching and ethics, will a deliver a keynote address at the University of Virginia’s annual Spring Institute in Lived Theology, May 22-24.
Smith’s address, “Eschatological Memories of Everyday Life,” is slated for Thursday, May 23.
The Institute, now in its 10th year, focuses on issues of faith and social practice. The subjects covered over those 10 years will be further explored in a book, tentatively titled Lived Theology in Method, Style and Pedagogy, that will chart both the history and possible future courses for the enterprise of lived theology.
The book will feature contributed chapters from Smith and the 2013 Institute’s two other keynote speakers: Willie James Jennings of Duke Divinity School and Traci West of Drew University Theological School. The goal of the project is to understand the social consequences of religious beliefs.
Smith, who earned his doctoral degree from Emory in 2004, is author of the 2007 book, The New Measures: A Theological History of Democratic Practice.