Imagining the kingdom : How Worship Works. / James K. A Smith.
- ISBN: 9781441240538 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource.
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2013.
In the second of a three-volume theology of culture, a leading Reformed philosopher shows how worship works in shaping us through liturgical practices.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 and appreciate the bodily basis of habit formation and how liturgical formation-both "secular" and Christian-affects our fundamental orientation to the world. Worship "works" by leveraging our bodies to transform our imagination, and it does this through stories we understand on a register that is closer to body than mind. This has critical implications for how we think about Christian formation.Professors and students will welcome this work as will...
Electronic reproduction. Ada : Baker Academic, 2013. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1426 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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