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What Would Jesus Deconstruct? (The Church and Postmodern Culture): The Good News of Postmodernism for the Church

What Would Jesus Deconstruct? (The Church and Postmodern Culture): The Good News of Postmodernism for the Church

by John D. Caputo, James Smith and James McLaren

This provocative addition to The Church and Postmodern Culture series offers a lively rereading of Charles Sheldon's In His Steps as a constructive way forward. John D. Caputo introduces the notion of why the church needs deconstruction, positively defines deconstruction's role in renewal, deconstructs idols of the church, and imagines the future of … Read more…

GloboChrist (The Church and Postmodern Culture): The Great Commission Takes a Postmodern Turn

GloboChrist (The Church and Postmodern Culture): The Great Commission Takes a Postmodern Turn

by James Smith and Carl Raschke

The information age has not only interconnected the world but has also shrunk it. This global dynamic impacts Christianity, especially the Great Commission. How do believers make disciples of all nations in this digital world of religious diversity? Carl Raschke, author of the acclaimed The Next Reformation, answers such questions in GloboChrist. He explores… Read more…

The Politics of Discipleship (The Church and Postmodern Culture): Becoming Postmaterial Citizens

The Politics of Discipleship (The Church and Postmodern Culture): Becoming Postmaterial Citizens

by James Smith and Graham Ward

Internationally acclaimed theologian Graham Ward is well known for his thoughtful engagement with postmodernism. This volume, the fourth in The Church and Postmodern Culture series, offers an engaging look at the political nature of the postmodern world.In the first section, "The World," Ward considers "the signs of the times" and the politic… Read more…

Whose Community? Which Interpretation? (The Church and Postmodern Culture): Philosophical Hermeneutics for the Church

Whose Community? Which Interpretation? (The Church and Postmodern Culture): Philosophical Hermeneutics for the Church

by James Smith and Merold Westphal

In this volume, renowned philosopher Merold Westphal introduces current philosophical thinking related to interpreting the Bible. Recognizing that no theology is completely free of philosophical "contamination," he engages and mines contemporary hermeneutical theory in service of the church. After providing a historical overview of contemporary theor… Read more…

Liturgy as a Way of Life (The Church and Postmodern Culture): Embodying the Arts in Christian Worship

Liturgy as a Way of Life (The Church and Postmodern Culture): Embodying the Arts in Christian Worship

by James Smith and Bruce Ellis Benson

How do the arts inform and cultivate our service to God? In this addition to an award-winning series, distinguished philosopher Bruce Ellis Benson rethinks what it means to be artistic. Rather than viewing art as practiced by the few, he recovers the ancient Christian idea of presenting ourselves to God as works of art, reenvisioning art as the very core of … Read more…

Divine Sex: A Compelling Vision for Christian Relationships in a Hypersexualized Age

Divine Sex: A Compelling Vision for Christian Relationships in a Hypersexualized Age

by James Smith and Jonathan Grant

The digital revolution has ushered in a series of sexual revolutions, all contributing to a perfect storm for modern relationships. Online dating, social media, internet pornography, and the phenomenon of the smartphone generation have created an avalanche of change with far-reaching consequences for sexuality today. The church has struggled to address this … Read more…

From Nature to Creation (The Church and Postmodern Culture): A Christian Vision for Understanding and Loving Our World

From Nature to Creation (The Church and Postmodern Culture): A Christian Vision for Understanding and Loving Our World

by James Smith and Norman Wirzba

How does Christianity change the way we view the natural world? In this addition to a critically acclaimed series, renowned theologian Norman Wirzba engages philosophers, environmentalists, and cultural critics to show how the modern concept of nature has been deeply problematic. He explains that understanding the world as creation rather than as nature or t… Read more…

Practices of Love: Spiritual Disciplines for the Life of the World

Practices of Love: Spiritual Disciplines for the Life of the World

by James Smith and Kyle David Bennett

Spiritual disciplines are often viewed primarily as a means to draw us closer to God. While these practices do deepen and enrich our "vertical" relationship with God, Kyle David Bennett argues that they were originally designed to positively impact our "horizontal" relationships--with neighbors, strangers, enemies, friends, family, animals, a… Read more…