James K.A Smith in London on Christian formation, secularism and postmodernity - Jan 16th 2014

Now open for booking: Two Theos Events with James K.A. Smith

  Christian Education and Formation in a Secular Age

and The Secular is Haunted

Thursday 16th January 2014,  Central Hall Westminster


Come and join the Theos team for two events with renowned philosopher and theologian James K. A. Smith in January 2014. Looking at three of his areas of expertise, Christian formation, secularism and postmodernity, this is a rare opportunity to engage in person with the author of Teaching and Christian Practices: Reshaping Faith and Learning,and Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works,and Introducing Radical Orthodoxy: Mapping a Post-secular Theology.  


These events are open to all, so please circulate this invitation to friends and colleagues. 


Details and booking information below.  In order to cover costs, we are charging a small entry fee of £8 for each event.


Event 1: Christian Education and Formation in a Secular Age

3.00pm-5.00pm at Central Hall, Westminster

Tea and coffee served on arrival

Aimed primarily at Christian educationalists and church leaders,  but open to all, this session will explore how formation works in a 21st century context, whether in schools, universities churches or beyond.

Click here to book a place at this event. Tickets are £8. 


Event 2: The Secular is Haunted

6.30pm-8.30pm at Central Hall, Westminster

Drinks reception on arrival.  Lecture will start at 7.15pm.

Why our world is more complicated than the new atheists would have you believe.

If we are “secular”  does that mean we no longer believe?  Is a “secular” age synonymous with atheism?  Does the loss of transcendence mean we are left in a flattened, “rational” world?  In this talk, drawing on philosophy, literature, and poetry, as well as his upcoming book on Charles Taylor, James K.A. Smith will offer a very different account of our “secular” age - not as non-religious or atheistic, but as an age of believing otherwise.

Click here to book a place at this event. Tickets are £8.