Schaff Lectures 2022 Video

Central to the Christian tradition is the idea of loving your neighbor. This lecture focuses on the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed not only lovelessness within our societies, but also hidden forms of evil that have individual and political significance.

Dr. John Swinton argues for a post-COVID imagination that helps us to see wickedness and utilize Christian practices as a way of countering such sins and enabling our neighbors and ourselves truly to experience the kind of love that God requires.

Dr. Swinton, professor in practical theology and pastoral care and chair in Divinity and Religious Studies at the University of Aberdeen, presented the 2022 Schaff Lectures at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.