Fordham’s Center on Religion & Culture | Cracks in the Secular James K. A. Smith and the Augustinian Call
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
12th Floor Lounge | Leon Lowenstein Building
Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus
113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
James K. A. Smith — philosopher, popular lecturer, and prolific author — understands the attraction of such secular happiness, especially for young people. But he also detects what he calls “cracks in the secular,” signs that can illuminate a different path to happiness.
In this presentation, Professor Smith will point to these cracks by discussing his signature idea of “cultural liturgies” — the idea that, for better or worse, our daily rituals teach us how and what to desire. This is nothing new for human beings, which means we have much to learn from the past about how our hearts can be shaped aright.
Book signing and wine and cheese reception to follow.
Free admission, please RSVP here.