E 189 Embodying the Good: Introducing James K A Smith’s Cultural Liturgies Project (2018)


James K A Smith’s Cultural Liturgies project (including ‘Desiring the Kingdom’) has been increasingly influential in helping Christians recognise that effort alone with not re-shape our desires and our life practices, and that very often Christian teaching appeals to the rational alone. 

This helpful study looks at the shape of Smith’s argument, the ideas it draws on, and the reasons for its importance, offering a careful reflection on its value and importance.

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Author: Andrew Hayes

Andrew Hayes is the Lay Ministry Enabler for the Diocese of Oxford and former Director of the Centre for Discipleship and Theology, the Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education in Birmingham where he taught historical theology, doctrine and ethics. His research focuses on patristics, providence and discipleship. Recently he co-edited ‘The Meanings of Discipleship: Being Disciples Then and Now.’

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