Duke Initiatives in Theology & the Arts (DITA) at Duke Divinity School will present the next lecture in its Distinguished Lecture Series featuring James K.A. Smith on "Augustine and the Art of the Confessions." This lecture is a part of Smith's On the Road with Saint Augustine: A Real-World Spirituality for Restless Hearts Book Tour.
Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin College, where he holds the Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview. Trained as a philosopher with a focus on contemporary French thought, he has expanded on that scholarly platform to become an engaged public intellectual and cultural critic.
An award-winning author and widely-traveled speaker, Smith has emerged as a thought leader with a unique gift of translation, building bridges between the academy, society, and the church. The author of a number of influential books, he also regularly writes for magazines and newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Slate, First Things, Christianity Today, Books & Culture, and The Hedgehog Review. Smith also serves as editor-in-chief of Image journal.
The lecture is open to the public.