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The Resource Awaiting the King : reforming public theology, James K.A. Smith

Awaiting the King : reforming public theology, James K.A. Smith

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Awaiting the King : reforming public theology
Title
Awaiting the King
Title remainder
reforming public theology
Statement of responsibility
James K.A. Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this culmination of his widely read and highly acclaimed Cultural Liturgies project, James K. A. Smith examines politics through the lens of liturgy. What if, he asks, citizens are not only thinkers or believers but also lovers? Smith explores how our analysis of political institutions would look different if we viewed them as incubators of love-shaping practices--not merely governing us but forming what we love. How would our political engagement change if we weren't simply looking for permission to express our "views" in the political sphere but actually hoped to shape the ethos of a nation, a state, or a municipality to foster a way of life that bends toward shalom? This book offers a well-rounded public theology as an alternative to contemporary debates about politics. Smith explores the religious nature of politics and the political nature of Christian worship, sketching how the worship of the church propels us to be invested in forging the common good. This book creatively merges theological and philosophical reflection with illustrations from film, novels, and music and includes helpful exposition and contemporary commentary on key figures in political theology
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
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Smith, James K. A.
Dewey number
261.7
Index
index present
LC call number
BR115.P7
LC item number
S565 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Cultural liturgies
Series volume
v.3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christianity and politics
  • Public theology
  • Political theology
Label
Awaiting the King : reforming public theology, James K.A. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Liturgical politics: reforming public theology -- Rites talk: the worship of democracy -- Revisiting the church as Polis: cultivating an ecclesial center of gravity -- The craters of the gospel: liberalism's borrowed capital -- The limits and possibility of pluralism: reforming reformed public theology -- Redeeming Christendom: or, what's wrong with natural law? -- Contested formations: our "godfather" problem -- The city of God and the city we're in: Augustinian -- Principles for public participation
Control code
sky289457669
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9780801035791
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017028470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
nj 01/18
Label
Awaiting the King : reforming public theology, James K.A. Smith
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Liturgical politics: reforming public theology -- Rites talk: the worship of democracy -- Revisiting the church as Polis: cultivating an ecclesial center of gravity -- The craters of the gospel: liberalism's borrowed capital -- The limits and possibility of pluralism: reforming reformed public theology -- Redeeming Christendom: or, what's wrong with natural law? -- Contested formations: our "godfather" problem -- The city of God and the city we're in: Augustinian -- Principles for public participation
Control code
sky289457669
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9780801035791
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017028470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
nj 01/18

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