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You Are What You Love | by James K. A. Smith

You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit by James K. A. Smith (Brazos Press, 2016, 224 pages) This book is a popular summary of James K. A. Smith’s Cultural Liturgies project (which includes the books Desiring the Kingdom and Imagining the Kingdom). As the subtitle indicates, the book could be viewed as… Continue reading You Are What You Love | by James K. A. Smith

Andrew S · Non-Fiction · Philosophy · Religion

How (Not) to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor | by James K. A. Smith

How (Not) to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor by James K. A. Smith (Eerdmans, 2014, 152 pages) Jamie Smith describes his book as, on the one hand, “a book about a book – a small field guide to a much larger scholarly volume,” and on the other hand, as “a kind of how-to manual –… Continue reading How (Not) to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor | by James K. A. Smith

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Letters to a Young Calvinist: An Invitation to the Reformed Tradition | by James K. A. Smith

Letters to a Young Calvinist: An Invitation to the Reformed Tradition by James K. A. Smith (Brazos Press, 2010, 160 pages) This was my second time through Jamie Smith’s wonderful little introduction to Reformed theology. It is a quick read that covers a lot of ground. Smith models his book after Christopher Hitchen’s Letters to… Continue reading Letters to a Young Calvinist: An Invitation to the Reformed Tradition | by James K. A. Smith

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Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works | by James K. A. Smith

Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works by James K. A. Smith (Baker Academic, 2013, 224 pages) Imagining the Kingdom is the second of three proposed volumes in Jamie Smith’s Cultural Liturgies project. In the first installment, Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation, Smith dealt with the role of human desires and affections in… Continue reading Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works | by James K. A. Smith