Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works

Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works

by James K. A. Smith

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801035784
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/15/2013
Series: Cultural Liturgies Series , #2
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 612,538
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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. Smith is the author or editor of many books, including the Christianity Today Book Award winners Who's Afraid of Postmodernism? and Desiring the Kingdom, and is editor of the well-received The Church and Postmodern Culture series (www.churchandpomo.org).

Table of Contents

Contents

How to Read This Book
For Practitioners
For Scholars
Introduction: A Sentimental Education: On Christian Action
The End of Christian Education and/as the End of Worship
Situating Intellect: Educating for Action
Imagining the Kingdom
Part 1: Incarnate Significance: The Body as Background
1. Erotic Comprehension
Perceiving (by) Stories
The Geography of Desire: Between Instinct and Intellect
My Body, My Horizon
Being-in-the-World with Schneider: A Case Study
Erotic Comprehension: On Sex, Stories, and Silence
The Primacy of Perception
2. The Social Body
The Critique of Theoretical Reason
Habitus as Practical Sense
Belief and the Body: The Logic of Practice
Incorporation and Initiation: Writing on the Body
Part 2: Sanctified Perception
3. "We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live": How Worship Works
Imaginative, Narrative Animals
The Primacy of Metaphor and the Aesthetics of Human Understanding
A General Poetics: Imagination, Metaphor, Narrative
The iPhone-ization of Our World(view): Compressed Stories and Micropractices
4. Restor(y)ing the World: Christian Formation for Mission
Sanctifying Perception: Re-Narration Takes Practice
Redeeming Ritual: Form Matters
Redeeming Repetition: On Habituation
Redeeming Reflection: On Liturgical Catechesis and Christian Education
Indexes

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