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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.

Cultural liturgies -- v. 1


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
BV178 .S63 2009

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p. cm.

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