Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation

August 1, 2009|
Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation by James K. A. Smith, James K. A.
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Malls, stadiums, and universities are actually liturgical structures that influence and shape our thoughts and affections. Humans-as Augustine noted-are "desiring agents," full of longings and passions; in brief, we are what we love.

James K. A. Smith focuses on the themes of liturgy and desire in Desiring the Kingdom, the first book in what will be a three-volume set on the theology of culture. He redirects our yearnings to focus on the greatest good: God. Ultimately, Smith seeks to re-vision education through the process and practice of worship. Students of philosophy, theology, worldview, and culture will welcome Desiring the Kingdom, as will those involved in ministry and other interested readers.

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James K. A. Smith (PhD, Villanova University) is the Gary & Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology & Worldview at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In addition, he is editor of Comment magazine and a senior fellow of the Colossian Forum. He has penned the critically acclaimed Who's Afraid of Postmodernism? a...
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Title:Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural FormationFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 8.9 X 5.8 X 0.7 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 8.9 X 5.8 X 0.7 inPublished:August 1, 2009Publisher:Baker Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0801035775

ISBN - 13:9780801035777

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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