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Smith's intellect brings a sharp theological wit and wisdom to the practice of Christian discipleship. Whether grappling with the "Wild at Heart" phenomenon, the challenges of secularization, or commenting on films like American Beauty, Smith tackles each issue with clarity, insight and scholarly rigor, yet in each instance always keeping a keen eye on practice of Christian discipleship and the life of the church.
|Title: The Devil Reads Derrida--and Other Essays on the University, the Church, Politics, and the Arts|
By: James K.A. Smith
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2009
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)|
Weight: 10 ounces
Stock No: WW864079
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This book brings together some of Smith's most significant forays into the public arena, focusing especially on discipleship, the university, and politics and the church. It also provides a selection of his criticism, including essays on Harry Potter, A History of Violence, the poetry of Franz Wright, and much more.
Smith's work as a Christian public intellectual brings theological wisdom into the service of lived discipleship. Whether grappling with the Wild at Heart phenomenon or the challenges of secularization, dealing with sex or consumerism, or commenting on The Devil Wears Prada orAmerican Beauty, Smith tackles each issue with clarity and insight, with scholarly rigor -- but always with an eye to Christian discipleship and the life of the church.
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