In this book, James Smith reshapes the very project of Christian education. The first of three volumes that will ultimately provide a comprehensive theology of culture, it focuses education around the themes of liturgy, formation and desire. His purpose is to re-vision education through the process and practice of worship.
"This is a wise, provocative, and inspiring book. It prophetically blurs the boundaries between theory and practice, between theology and other disciplines, between descriptive analysis and constructive imagination. Anyone involved in Christian education should read this book to glimpse a holistic vision of learning and formation."
- John D. Witvliet, Calvin Theological Seminary
"... a new and insightful Reformed vision for higher education that focuses on the fundamental desires of the human heart rather than on worldviews. Smith deftly describes the 'liturgies' of contemporary life that are played out in churches... and then re-imagines the Christian university as a place where students learn to properly love the world and not just think about it."
- Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen, Authors of Scholarship and Christian Faith: Enlarging the Conversation