When Faithfully Magazine spoke with James K.A. Smith, professor of philosophy at Calvin College, it was on the occasion of his new book, Awaiting the King: Reforming Public Theology—which focuses on topics related to the church’s role in racial justice.
Although this conversation with Dr. Smith is not brand new, the subject remains timely.
In this exclusive interview, Smith discusses:
- His approach to encouraging Christians to think deeply about their engagement with the world;
- Clarifies what he means when he calls the State “religious” and the Church “political”;
- How Black theologians helped him realize “the depth and extent of American Christianity’s complicity with a racialized worldview or ‘imaginary'”;
- And much more.
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