James K.A. Smith's "Cultural Liturgies" - Sightings (Martin Marty)
Martin Marty is not appearing as often in Sightings as he once did, sharing the Monday spot with others. Nonetheless, he appears again this week with comments about James K. A. Smith's "Cultural Liturgies" Project. I've reviewed a couple of his books Awaiting the King, which is the third volume in his Cultural Liturgies series and You Are What You Love. The latter is a more concise version of the first two volumes, but it nicely explores Smith's contention that we are what we love, and what we love is what we do. I'll let the reviews speak for themselves (just click on the titles to visit). I find some of what Smith writes resonating with me, and others not so much. That said, I appreciate Marty's engagement and the reference at the end to Smith's comments about civil religion at the end. Take a read and offer your thoughts.