If we are what we love, then who are you?
Another great video, Father.
You may remember I sent you a link to a video by Jamie K Smith about a month ago…
Well, he’s very relevant to this piece. He’s a Reformed Theologian, and is part of the ‘Radical Orthodoxy’ movement, in which Dr Tracey Rowlands wrote one of the significant books (Culture and the Thomist Tradition), and has the theme of your video is one of his most recent books: ‘You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit’. His work very much links culture and faith, a la Robert Barron, and has linked it to what he calls ‘cultural liturgies’, and the notion of ‘Liturgical Anthropology’ and much of this thinking is influenced by the analyses of people like Charles Taylor and Alasdair MacIntyre.
To me, Smith is one of the most significant theologians dealing with these issues of relating to culture and worldviews, especially secularism.
It’s a shame you didn’t have time to watch that video, but here’s one which is a bite-sized (2’21”), so I hope you have time to watch it. 🙂
The reason I suggested him in the first place back then is that I thought he would scratch an itch in your own thinking, and very much complement the ‘Mindfulness’ in taking something which is part of the ‘Zeitgeist’, and ‘Christianising’ it: a way of evangelising through parallels…
Thanks… I hadn’t heard from you in awhile and I was wondering where you had been… always love the comments
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