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Who's Afraid of Postmodernism? (The Church and Postmodern Culture): Taking Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault to Church

Who's Afraid of Postmodernism? (The Church and Postmodern Culture): Taking Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault to Church

by James K. A. Smith

The philosophies of French thinkers Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault form the basis for postmodern thought and are seemingly at odds with the Christian faith. However, James K. A. Smith claims that their ideas have been misinterpreted and actually have a deep affinity with central Christian claims.Each chapter opens with an illustration from a recent movie and… Read more…

Introducing Radical Orthodoxy: Mapping a Post-secular Theology

Introducing Radical Orthodoxy: Mapping a Post-secular Theology

by James K. A. Smith

Although God is making a comeback in our society, popular culture still takes its orders from the Enlightenment, a movement that denied faith a prominent role in society. Today, many are questioning this elevation of reason over faith. How should Christians respond to a secular world that continues to push faith to the margins? While there is still no consen… Read more…

Who's Afraid of Relativism? (The Church and Postmodern Culture): Community, Contingency, and Creaturehood

Who's Afraid of Relativism? (The Church and Postmodern Culture): Community, Contingency, and Creaturehood

by James K. A. Smith

Following his successful Who's Afraid of Postmodernism? leading Christian philosopher James K. A. Smith introduces the philosophical sources behind postliberal theology. Offering a provocative analysis of relativism, Smith provides an introduction to the key voices of pragmatism: Ludwig Wittgenstein, Richard Rorty, and Robert Brandom.Many Christians… Read more…

Letters to a Young Calvinist: An Invitation to the Reformed Tradition

Letters to a Young Calvinist: An Invitation to the Reformed Tradition

by James K. A. Smith

Who would have guessed that something as austere as Calvinism would become a hot topic in today's postmodern culture? At the 500th anniversary of John Calvin's birth, new generations have discovered and embraced a "New Calvinism," finding in the Reformed tradition a rich theological vision. In fact, Time cited New Calvinism as one of "… Read more…

The Fall of Interpretation: Philosophical Foundations for a Creational Hermeneutic

The Fall of Interpretation: Philosophical Foundations for a Creational Hermeneutic

by James K. A. Smith

In this provocative book James K. A. Smith, one of the most engaging Christian scholars of our day, offers an innovative approach to hermeneutics. The second edition of Smith's well-received debut book provides updated interaction with contemporary hermeneutical discussions and responds to criticisms.… Read more…

You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit

You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit

by James K. A. Smith

You are what you love. But you might not love what you think.In this book, award-winning author James K. A. Smith shows that who and what we worship fundamentally shape our hearts. And while we desire to shape culture, we are not often aware of how culture shapes us. We might not realize the ways our hearts are being taught to love rival gods instead of… Read more…

All Things Hold Together in Christ: A Conversation on Faith, Science, and Virtue

All Things Hold Together in Christ: A Conversation on Faith, Science, and Virtue

by James K. A. Smith and Michael L Gulker

As Christians engage controversial cultural issues, we must remember that "all things hold together in Christ" (Col. 1:17)--even when it comes to science and faith. In this anthology, top Christian thinkers--including Robert Barron, Timothy George, Stanley Hauerwas, Alasdair MacIntyre, Mark Noll, and N. T. Wright--invite us to find resources for fa… Read more…

Evolution and the Fall

Evolution and the Fall

by James K. A. Smith, William T. Cavanaugh and Michael Gulker

What does it mean for the Christian doctrine of the Fall if there was no historical Adam? If humanity emerged from nonhuman primates—as genetic, biological, and archaeological evidence seems to suggest—then what are the implications for a Christian understanding of human origins, including the origin of sin?Evolution and the Fall gathers a multid… Read more…

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Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear

Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear

by James K. A. Smith and Matthew Kaemingk

An alternative, uniquely Christian response to the growing global challenges of deep religious differenceIn the last fifty years, millions of Muslims have migrated to Europe and North America. Their arrival has ignited a series of fierce public debates on both sides of the Atlantic about religious freedom and tolerance, terrorism and security, gender and rac… Read more…

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Imagining the Kingdom (Cultural Liturgies): How Worship Works

Imagining the Kingdom (Cultural Liturgies): How Worship Works

by James K. A. Smith

How does worship work? How exactly does liturgical formation shape us? What are the dynamics of such transformation? In the second of James K. A. Smith's three-volume theology of culture, the author expands and deepens the analysis of cultural liturgies and Christian worship he developed in his well-received Desiring the Kingdom. He helps us understand a… Read more…