The Liturgy of Politics: Spiritual Formation for the Sake of Our Neighbor

The Liturgy of Politics: Spiritual Formation for the Sake of Our Neighbor

A generation of young Christians are weary of the political legacy they've inherited and hungry for a better approach.
They're tired of seeing their faith tied to political battles they didn't start, and they're frustrated by the failures of leaders they thought they could trust. Kaitlyn Schiess grew up in this landscape, and understands it from the inside.
Spiritual formation, and particularly a focus on formative practices, are experiencing a renaissance in Christian thinking―but these ideas are not often applied to the political sphere. In The Liturgy of Politics, Schiess shows that the church's politics are shaped by its habits and practices even when it's unaware of them. Schiess insists that the way out of our political morass is first to recognize the formative power of the political forces all around us, and then to recover historic Christian practices that shape us according to the truth of the gospel.

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  • Bob

    Summary: Drawing on the thought of James K. A. Smith, explores how the liturgies of our lives shape our political engagement and the gospel-shaped formative practices our Christian communities may emb...

  • Melody Schwarting

    God bless Kaitlyn Schiess for writing this book--in all seriousness, I pray she reaps well from the labor she put into this book.The Liturgy of Politics looks at two aspects of liturgy: how politics f...

  • David

    My review is from reading a pre-launch version of this book that I received from NetGalley.The author, Kaitlyn Schiess, gives us a very good snapshot of how some evangelicals have, "solidified a parti...

  • Josh

    Kaitlyn has accomplished something quite significant in this readable yet scholarly work -- she has provided a compelling roadmap to political engagement for Christians. Personally, I was deeply chall...

  • Rachel

    I am so impressed by Schiess and how well this book speaks on such a difficult subject! The Liturgy of Politics provides a challenging and inspiring call to all Christians to engage our politics and f...

  • Carrie

    I didn't like this as much as I wanted to, but I still thought it was worth a read, especially the first couple of chapters and the last couple. I think my main disappointment was that I wanted it to ...

  • Jessica

    Excellent. Gives a lot to think about...

  • Michaela Patton

    From what I was hearing on social media, I expected this book to be a little more accessible and easy to understand, but like 75% of the things in this book were just flying over my head. Maybe I’ll...

  • Brian Lane

    This is the longest review I have written on Goodreads so far, largely because of the relevance of this book for the Evangelical Church, but more-specifically for me. Kaitlyn's theological, spiritual,...

  • Alex

    A well written and helpful read when thinking about politics as Christians. Here are some of my key takeaways:1. Politics and government are not a product of sin, though they have been corrupted by si...