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James K.A. Smith

4.03 of 5 Votes: 4
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Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation (2009)
4.24 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This was a difficult read for me. Smith's main point is that our daily habits and rituals (our liturgies) form what we love, and what we love form what we believe and who we become. I have always preferred in the past to think the other way around- that what I think and believe ...
Desiring the Kingdom (Cultural Liturgies): Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation (2009)
4.24 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: This books is hard to rate. It took 150 pages to get to the "good stuff", but it was worth it. Mr. Smith's thesis - that we are first creatures who desire before we are creatures who think - is supported by many, many explanations and examples. Personally, I found the repetiti...
Letters to a Young Calvinist: An Invitation to the Reformed Tradition (2010)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I'm not a Calvinist but I enjoy Smith's work and couldn't resist this book at 2.99 for the kindle. My big wish after reading this book is that more Calvinists of the "young, restless and reformed" variety would pick it up and read it. Though not a Calvinist, I agreed with over ...
Imagining the Kingdom (Cultural Liturgies): How Worship Works (2013)
4.16 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Following his book Desiring the Kingdom, James Smith gives us another thoughtful and challenging book on how what we worship forms us more than anything else. Or to put it another way, our desires and loves lead us to imagine a sort of world. Our life and actions flow from this...
How (Not) to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor (2014)
4.33 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Answers the question "Why do I, even I who cannot imagine not believing in God, at this point in history find it difficult to believe in God?"...Sort of.Actually, the resonance is a bit deeper than that. Either you will be helped tremendously by Taylor's explanation of what it fe...
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