James K.A. Smith, Professor, Philosophy, Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview
Hiemenga Hall 342H
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PhD, Villanova University, 1999
MPhil, Institute for Christian Studies, 1995
BS, Emmaus Bible College, 1993
Undergraduate Studies, University of Waterloo, 1992-1993
- Fundamental Questions in Philosophy (153): syllabus
- Philosophy of the Social Sciences (201)
- Philosophical Anthropology (375)
- Philosophy of Language and Interpretation (378): syllabus
(visit Prof. Smith’s web site for detailed course descriptions)
Philosophical Theology, Continental Philosophy, Hermeneutics, Postmodernism, Saint Augustine, Philosophy of the Social Sciences
The Fall of Interpretation: Philosophical Foundations for a Creational Hermeneutic (2nd ed.) (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012).
Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation, Cultural Liturgies, Volume 1 (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009).
The Devil Reads Derrida: and Other Essays on the Church, the University, Politics, and the Arts (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009).
After Modernity? Secularity, Globalization, and the Re-enchantment of the World, ed. James K.A. Smith (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2008).
Introducing Radical Orthodoxy: Mapping a Post-Secular Theology (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic Press, 2004). Spanish translation, forthcoming from Editorial Nuevo Inicio (Spain). Korean edition, forthcoming.
"Reforming Public Theology: Two Kingdoms, or Two Cities?," Calvin Theological Journal 47 (2012): 122-137.
"Formation, Grace, and Pneumatology: Or, Where's the Spirit in Gregory's Augustine?," Journal of Religious Ethics 39 (2011): 556-569.
"Worldview, Sphere Sovereignty, and Desiring the Kingdom: A Guide for (Perplexed) Reformed Folk," Pro Rege 39.4 (June 2011): 15-24.
"The 'Ecclesial' Critique of Globalization: Rethinking the Questions," Faith and Economics 56 (Fall 2010): 5-20.
"Evaluating the Good: A Reply to Richardson" Faith and Economics 56 (Fall 2010): 47-52.
"Missing an Opportunity that Never Was? A Final Response to Richardson" Faith and Economics 56 (Fall 2010): 57-60.
"Naturalizing Glossolalia? Prospects for a More Radically Pentecostal Ontology," Journal of Pentecostal Theology 19 (2010): 28-33.
"The (Re)Turn to the Person in Contemporary Theory," Christian Scholars Review 40 (2010): 77-92.
"The Spirits of the Prophets are Subject to the Prophets':Global Pentecostalism and the Reenchantment of Critique," South Atlantic Quarterly 109.4 (2010): 677-693.
"Two Cheers for Worldview: A Response to Thiessen," Journal of Education and Christian Belief 14 (2010): 55-58.
"Continental Philosophy of Religion: Prescriptions for a Healthy Subdiscipline,” Faith and Philosophy 26 (2009): 440-448.
Hobbies and Interests
Travel with my wife and our four kids is my favorite pastime. We also enjoy gardening, cooking, wine (er, parents—not the kids), and a little camping. And I relish quiet evenings reading (and occasionally writing) poetry and fiction. We are also committed urban dwellers who love the rhythms and sounds of the core city.