Book Title: Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation (Cultural Liturgies)
Publisher: Baker Academic
Release Date: 2009-08-01
Author: James K.A. Smith
Malls, stadiums, and universities are actually liturgical structures that influence and shape our thoughts and affections. Humans--as Augustine noted--are "desiring agents," full of longings and passions; in brief, we are what we love.
James K. A. Smith focuses on the themes of liturgy and desire in Desiring the Kingdom
, the first book in what will be a three-volume set on the theology of culture. He redirects our yearnings to focus on the greatest good: God. Ultimately, Smith seeks to re-vision education through the process and practice of worship. Students of philosophy, theology, worldview, and culture will welcome Desiring the Kingdom
, as will those involved in ministry and other interested readers.