AAR 2019 Workshop: What Really Matters at the Intersection of Ethnography and Theology

What Really Matters
What Really Matters at the Intersection of Ethnography and Theology

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November 24, 2019 - 5:30 pm

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November 24, 2019 - 7:00 pm

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San Diego, CA   View map

What Really Matters at the Intersection of Ethnography and Theology

Jonas Ideström, Church of Sweden, Presiding

Sunday – 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Hilton Bayfront-Aqua 305 (Third Level)

Working at the intersection of ethnography and theology presses us to keep asking, “what really matters?” in all our methodological and interpretive quandaries. This session, which uses the volume, What Really Matters, (PickWick 2018) as its starting point, explores this important query through conversations about reflexivity, theological normativity, and the ethics and politics of representation in theological ethnography. How might material from fieldwork matter for theological conversations? Conversely, how might theology – in its various forms – matter in the analysis of fieldwork? And in what ways do our methods matter throughout these processes? Volume editors, Jonas Ideström and Tone Stangeland Kaufman, along with two contributing authors, Natalie Wigg-Stevenson and Kristina Helgesson Kjellin share perspectives from the book, with a response from Peter Slade (one of the editors of the volume, Lived Theology, Oxford Press, 2017).

Panelists:
Tone Stangeland Kaufman, MF Norwegian School of Theology
Natalie Wigg-Stevenson, Emmanuel College
Kristina Helgesson Kjellin, Church of Sweden, Uppsala University

Responding:
Peter Slade, Ashland University

Click here for an overview of all workshops organized by the Ecclesial Practices Unit at the AAR 2019.

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Founded in 2007, the Network for Ecclesiology and Ethnography is a growing international group of scholars committed to the empirical and theological study of the Christian church.

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