What Hippo and Grand rapids have to say to each other

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This essay situates James K. A. Smith’s Awaiting the King: Reforming Public Theology in the context of contemporary social criticism, Augustinian politics, and the cultural turn in religious ethics. While commending Smith’s liturgical ambitions and newfound appreciation for the democratic tradition, I raise critical questions pertaining to eschatology, war and nationhood, and the extent to which he overcomes familiar debates in Christian social ethics.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)119-123
Number of pages5
JournalStudies in Christian ethics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies
  • Philosophy


  • Augustine
  • Calvinism
  • Democracy
  • Evangelical
  • Liturgy


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