James K.A. Smith
"Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation "
Underwritten by Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning
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His work is undertaken at the borderlands between philosophy, theology, ethics, aesthetics, science, and politics. Informed by a long Augustinian tradition of theological cultural critique--from Augustine and Calvin to Edwards and Kuyper--his interests are in bringing critical thought to bear on the practices of the church and the church's witness to culture.
He is the author of numerous books, including "The Devil Reads Derrida--And Other Essays on the University, the Church, Politics, and the Arts" and his most recently released "Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation."
You can read more about his work at one of his websites: