Tags: Academic Writing; Cultural Criticism

James K.A. Smith


James K.A. Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin University and serves as editor-in-chief of Image journal, a literary quarterly featuring poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art devoted to “art, mystery, and faith.” He is the award-winning author of a number of books, including Desiring the Kingdom (2009), You Are What You Love (2016), and Awaiting the King: Reforming Public Theology (2017). His latest book is On the Road with Saint Augustine: A Real-World Spirituality for Restless Hearts (October 2019). His commentary and criticism has appeared in magazines such as The Christian Century, Christianity Today, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, and The Los Angeles Review of Books, as well as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.

Festival Years: 2016, 2018, 2020, 2021