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Introducing Radical Orthodoxy

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Introducing Radical Orthodoxy
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Provides a helpful overview of Radical Orthodoxy, highlights its areas of agreement with Reformed theology, and assesses its value as a truly postmodern theology.Although God is making a comeback in our society, popular culture still takes its orders from the Enlightenment, a movement that denied faith a prominent role in society. Today, many are questioning this elevation of reason over faith. How should Christians respond to a secular world that continues to push faith to the margins?

While there is still no consensus concerning what a postmodern society should look like, James K. A. Smith suggests that the answer is a reaffirmation of the belief that Jesus is Lord over all. Smith traces the trends and directions of Radical Orthodoxy, proposing that it can provide an old-but-new theology for a new generation of Christians. This book will challenge and encourage pastors and thoughtful laypeople interested in learning more about currents in contemporary theology.James K. A. Smith (Ph.D., Villanova University) is professor of philosophy and the former director of the Seminars in Christian Scholarship at Calvin College. He formerly taught at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Active in both the church and the academy, Smith is the author of Speech and Theology (part of the Routledge Radical Orthodoxy series) and The Fall of Interpretation.Foreword by John Milbank
Introduction

Part 1: Orientation
1. Inhabiting the Post-Secular: Why Radical Orthodoxy? Why Now?
2. Elements of a Manifesto: The Movements of Radical Orthodoxy
3. Radical Orthodoxy's "Story" of Philosophy: From Plato to Scotus and Back

Part 2: Navigation
4. Postmodern Parodies: The Critique of Modernity and the Myth of the Secular
5. Possibilities for the Post-Secular: Faith, Reason, and Public Engagement
6. Participation and Incarnation: Materiality, Liturgy, Sacramentality
7. Cities of God: Cultural Critique and Social Transformation

Conclusion
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Provides a helpful overview of Radical Orthodoxy, highlights its areas of agreement with Reformed theology, and assesses its value as a truly postmodern theology.Although God is making a comeback in our society, popular culture still takes its orders from the Enlightenment, a movement that denied faith a prominent role in society. Today, many are questioning this elevation of reason over faith. How should Christians respond to a secular world that continues to push faith to the margins?

While there is still no consensus concerning what a postmodern society should look like, James K. A. Smith suggests that the answer is a reaffirmation of the belief that Jesus is Lord over all. Smith traces the trends and directions of Radical Orthodoxy, proposing that it can provide an old-but-new theology for a new generation of Christians. This book will challenge and encourage pastors and thoughtful laypeople interested in learning more about currents in contemporary theology.James K. A. Smith (Ph.D., Villanova University) is professor of philosophy and the former director of the Seminars in Christian Scholarship at Calvin College. He formerly taught at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Active in both the church and the academy, Smith is the author of Speech and Theology (part of the Routledge Radical Orthodoxy series) and The Fall of Interpretation.Foreword by John Milbank
Introduction

Part 1: Orientation
1. Inhabiting the Post-Secular: Why Radical Orthodoxy? Why Now?
2. Elements of a Manifesto: The Movements of Radical Orthodoxy
3. Radical Orthodoxy's "Story" of Philosophy: From Plato to Scotus and Back

Part 2: Navigation
4. Postmodern Parodies: The Critique of Modernity and the Myth of the Secular
5. Possibilities for the Post-Secular: Faith, Reason, and Public Engagement
6. Participation and Incarnation: Materiality, Liturgy, Sacramentality
7. Cities of God: Cultural Critique and Social Transformation

Conclusion
Index
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Although God is making a comeback in our society, popular culture still takes its orders from the Enlightenment, a movement that denied faith a prominent role in society. Today, many are questioning this elevation of reason over faith. How should Christians respond to a secular world that continues to push faith to the margins?

While there is still no consensus concerning what a postmodern society should look like, James K. A. Smith suggests that the answer is a reaffirmation of the belief that Jesus is Lord over all. Smith traces the trends and directions of Radical Orthodoxy, proposing that it can provide an old-but-new theology for a new generation of Christians. This book will challenge and encourage pastors and thoughtful laypeople interested in learning more about currents in contemporary theology.

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Meet the Author

James K A Smith

James K. A. Smith (Ph.D., University of Villanova) is associate professor of philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Previously he taught at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. He is editor of In the Twilight of Western Thought in the Collected Works of Herman Dooyeweerd, and he has written numerous articles on philosophy and religion, and has a remarkable grasp of Post-modern hermeneutics and interpretation.

This is reflected in his publications Who's Afraid of Postmodernism?: Taking Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault to Church (Church and Postmodern Culture Series: Baker Academic, 2006); Jacques Derrida: Live Theory (Continuum, 2005), Introducing Radical Orthodoxy: Mapping a Post-Secular Theology (Baker Academic Press, 2004). Speech and Theology: Language and the Logic of Incarnation (Radical Orthodoxy Series: Routledge, 2002); Letters to a Young Calvinist: An Invitation to the Reformed Tradition (Bakerbooks, 2010) and The Fall of Interpretation: Philosophical Foundations for a Creational Hermeneutic (InterVarsity Press, 2000).

He is preparing four volumes The Violence of Finitude: Derrida and the Logic of Determination; Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Learning and the Formation of Radical Disciples; The Devil Reads Derrida - and Other Essays on the University, the Church, Politics, and the Arts and Thinking in Tongues: Elements of a Pentecostal Worldview (Pentecostal Manifestos Series; Eerdmans, 2008).
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  • Catalogue Code 327089
  • Product Code 9781441206114
  • ISBN 1441206116
  • EAN 9781441206114
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Academic
  • Publication Date Dec 2004
  • Sales Rank #70297
  • DRM Adobe
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