James K. A. Smith

James K.A. Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin College, where he holds the Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview. Trained as a philosopher with a focus on contemporary French thought, Smith has expanded on that scholarly platform to become an engaged public intellectual and cultural critic. An award-winning author and widely-traveled speaker, he has emerged as a thought leader with a unique gift of translation, building bridges between the academy, society, and the church.

James K. A. Smith’s Contributions

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From Excarnation to Re-enchantment: Why Imagination is Crucial for Mission

Dr James K. A. Smith, Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI offers…
November 2, 2018
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Restor(i)ed Loves: The Contest for our Imaginations

Dr James K.A. Smith, Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI brings a…
November 1, 2018
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