2014 Theology Weekend, March 1 and 2

Dr. Ted A. Smith, Associate Professor of Preaching and Ethics

The Candler School of Theology, Emory University

“Religion and Violence”

Dr Ted A. Smith

Dr. Smith is the author of The New Measures:  A Theological History of Democratic Practice (2007).  He works at the intersections of practical and political theology; with special attention to the forms preaching and worship take in modern societies.  Smith’s current research explores the notion of “divine violence” through a study of sermons, speeches, and essays about the abolitionist John Brown.

Ted earned his bachelor’s degree from Duke University, a Master of Arts from Oxford University, a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Emory University.

An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), he was earlier the pastor of Presbyterian churches of Dundee and Weston, NY.

He is also the author of “The New Measures: A Theological History of Democratic Practice,”  “Divine Violence: John Brown and the Limits of Ethics,” and “A Preacher’s History of Preaching,” with Dr. Tom Long, forthcoming.