Ted A. Smith

Professor of Preaching and Ethics, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

Ted A. Smith is a professor of preaching and ethics at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. He also serves as director of Theological Education Between the Times, a project that gathers diverse groups of people to think together about the meanings and purposes of theological education.

Smith works at the intersection of practical and political theology. He is the author of two books, “The New Measures: A Theological History of Democratic Practice” and "Weird John Brown: Divine Violence and the Limits of Ethics." He has also edited books on sexuality and ordination, contemporary issues in preaching, and economic inequality.

Smith previously taught at Vanderbilt Divinity School, where he was the founding director of the Program in Theology and Practice. He is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).