James K.A. Smith will deliver a lecture on 27 June 2016, titled: “Reforming Public Theology: Neocalvinism and Pluralism”. Smith's lecture is the second edition of the Herman Bavinck Lecture series.
James K.A. Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin College where he holds the Gary & Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview. He is a visiting professor at Trinity College at the University of Toronto and has been a visiting professor at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, and Regent College in Vancouver, BC. He has a PhD from Villanova University (1999) where he studied under the direction of John D. Caputo.
His most recent books include The Fall of Interpretation: Philosophical Foundations for a Creational Hermeneutic (2nd. ed., 2012), Imagining the Kingdom
(2013), Discipleship in the Present Tense (2013), Who’s Afraid of Relativism? (2014), How (Not) To Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor (2014), and You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit (2016). His popular writing has appeared in magazines such as Christianity Today, Books & Culture, and
First Things and periodicals such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Smith is also a Senior Fellow of Cardus and serves as editor of Comment magazine.
Monday, June 27th, 2016, 7.30 PM, AULA TU KAMPEN (Broederweg 15, Kampen)