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Desiring the kingdom

worship, worldview, and cultural formation

Published by Baker Academic in Grand Rapids, MI .
Written in English.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Beyond "perspectives" : faith and learning take practice
Making the familiar strange : a phenomenology of cultural liturgies
The end of Christian education : from worldview to worship (and back again)
Elements of a theology of culture : pedagogy, liturgy, and the church
Desiring, imaginative animals : we are what we love
Homo liturgicus : the human person as lover
From thinking things to liturgical animals
From worldviews to social imaginaries
From spheres to aims : liturgical institutions
Love takes practice : liturgy, formation, and counter-formation
Thick and thin practices : ritual forces of cultural formation
Formation, misformation, and counter-formation : liturgies secular and Christian
Lovers in a dangerous time : cultural exegesis of "secular" liturgies
"Reading" culture through the lens of worship
Consuming transcendence : worship at the mall
Sacrificial violence : the "military-entertainment complex"
Excursus : on patriotism
Cathedrals of learning : liturgies of the university
Apologetic excursus : the persisting witness of idolatry
Desiring the kingdom : the practiced shape of the Christian life
From worship to worldview : Christian worship and the formation of desire
The primacy of worship to worldview
The sacramental imagination : resisting naturalism and supernaturalism
Excursus : the shape of Christian worship
Practicing (for) the kingdom : an exegesis of the social imaginary
Embedded in Christian worship
Liturgical time : rhythms and cadences of hope
Call to worship : an invitation to be human
God's greeting and mutual greetings : hospitality, community, and graced dependence
Song : hymning the language of the kingdom
The law : order, norms, and freedom for the good
Confession and assurance of pardon : brokenness, grace, hope
Baptism : initiation into a royal priesthood, constitution of a new people
The creed : situating belief
Prayer : learning the language of the kingdom
Scripture and sermon : renarrating the world
Eucharis t: supper with the King
Offering : kingdom economics of gratitude
Sending as witnesses : the cultural mandate meets the great commission
Worship, discipleship, and discipline : practices beyond Sunday
A Christian university is for lovers : the education of desire
A new monasticism for the university : why Christian colleges should corrupt the youth
Christian education takes practice : three "monastic" opportunities
Christian worship as faculty development : from Christian scholars to ecclesial scholars.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Series
Cultural liturgies -- v. 1

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
264.001
Library of Congress
BV178 .S63 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23186199M
ISBN 13
9780801035777
LC Control Number
2009009315
Goodreads
5944774

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