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James K.A. Smith, Betsy Barber & Todd Pickett

How Your Body Leads Your Spirit

Professor of Philosophy / Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview, Calvin College
Director, Center for Spiritual Renewal and Associate Professor of Spirituality and Psychology, Biola University
Dean of Spiritual Development, Biola University
March 28, 2014

In certain Christian traditions, liturgy is structured for bodily practices (lifting hands, kneeling, recited prayers) to guide our formation. A little like “belonging before believing,” this is “acting before feeling.” You can practice your way into a spiritual posture. James K.A. Smith, Betsy Barber, and Todd Pickett in a CCT Conversation on Embodied Spirituality: Exploring Christian Spiritual Formation.

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