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AAR Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
November 23-26, 2019

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  • Books under Discussion
Ecclesial Practices Unit
Theme: 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).

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