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Durham University

Department of Theology and Religion


Publication details for Jenny Leigh

Leigh, Jennifer (2019). How to be Political: Smith’s Primer for Pilgrim Citizens. Studies in Christian Ethics 32(1): 108-112.

Author(s) from Durham


This paper sets James K. A. Smith’s Awaiting the King against the background of the previous volumes in Smith’s Cultural Liturgies trilogy, and outlines this book’s argument for readers not familiar with it, bringing out the influence of St Augustine and Oliver O’Donovan. It draws attention to Smith’s responses within the book to earlier critics and, in turn, points towards two lines of critique of it.