Reforming the secular: ecclesial counter-formations and ordinary affirmations with James K. A. Smith and Charles Taylor

Andrew Thrasher

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Abstract

This paper seeks to address how the philosophies of Charles Taylor and James K. A. Smith describe and analyze secularism and the mission of the church by articulating the modern process of secularization according to Charles Taylor and articulate James K. A. Smith’s account of a Christian social imaginary developed through ecclesial counter formative liturgies to the contesting secular liturgies that lay a claim on our ultimate concerns. In turn, this paper argues that the church must play a counter-formative role in re-narrating our identity and re-forming secular notions of human flourishing through the re-sacralization of ordinary life through missiological vocations oriented as cultivators of creation and culture oriented to the telos of the Kingdom of God through the church’s liturgical re-formation, re-narration, and re-sending of Christians into the world as equipped with discernment to engage and renew/re-form secular culture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference proceedings
Subtitle of host publication2018 Eastern Regional meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society
PublisherEvangelical Theological Society
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2018 Eastern Regional Meeting of Evangelical Theological Society - Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster, United States
Duration: 6 Apr 20187 Apr 2018

Workshop

Workshop2018 Eastern Regional Meeting of Evangelical Theological Society
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLancaster
Period6/04/187/04/18

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