Discipleship in the Present Tense: Reflections on Faith and Culture

Discipleship in the Present Tense: Reflections on Faith and Culture

by James K. A. Smith

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In this accessible, insightful book, noted Christian scholar and award-winning author James K. A. Smith gathers together a range of his writing for popular audiences. Working at the intersection of faith and culture, past and present, church and world, Smith offers both incisive cultural criticism and winsome articulation of a robust Christian faith in our "secular age." Whether he's making a case for the enduring treasures of the Christian tradition in postmodernity, or talking about the virtues of "hipster" Christianity, or inviting us to consider the poetry of Charles Wright, or offering advice to young parents, Smith’s prose is always probing, provocative, and illuminating.

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ISBN-13: 9781937555085
Publisher: Calvin College Press
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

James K. A. Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin College, where he holds the Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview. Trained as a philosopher with a focus on contemporary French thought, Smith has expanded on that scholarly platform to become an engaged public intellectual and cultural critic. An award-winning author and widely-traveled speaker, he has emerged as a thought leader with a unique gift of translation, building bridges between the academy, society, and the church.

Table of Contents

1-Redemption; 2-Buried Treasures; 3-A Peculiar People?; 4-Is All of Life Worship?; 5-Redeeming Ritual; 6-The Case for Christian Education; 7-Learning (by) Stories; 8-How (Not) to Change the World; 9-Thinking Biblically about Culture; 10-Poser Christianity; 11-Show Me the World; 12-The Other Ineffable;13-The Incarnation Is Local; 14-Erotic Theology; 15-Dream Small; 16-What’s Right with the Prosperity Gospel?; 17-A Letter to Young Parents; 18-An Open Letter to Praise Bands; 19-The Other Side of Athens; 20-Can Hope Be Wrong?; 21-(Liberal) Skepticism vs. (Orthodox) Doubt; 22-The Secularization of Thanksgiving and the Sacralization of the Military; 23-Desiring the Kingdom in a Postmodern World; 24-Philosophy, Culture, and Communication

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