The Liturgy of Politics

The Liturgy of Politics

Spiritual Formation for the Sake of Our Neighbor

by Kaitlyn Schiess

The Liturgy of Politics
  • Length: 220 pages
  • Published: August 25, 2020
  •  Forthcoming
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-4830-0
  • Item Code: 4830
  • Case Quantity: 48

A generation of young Christians are weary of the political legacy they've inherited and are hungry for a better approach.

They're tired of seeing their faith tied to political battles they didn't start, and they're frustrated with leaders they thought they could trust. Kaitlyn Schiess grew up in this landscape, and understands it from the inside.

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. 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. 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.


1. Apolitical or Unexamined: What Spiritual Formation Has to Do with Politics
2. The Liturgy of Politics: Loves and Loyalties
3. Of This World: The Prosperity, Patriotic, Security, and Supremacy Gospels
4. For the Life of the World: Spiritual Formation and Public Life
5. A Story to Live Into: Scripture and Political Formation
6. Ekklesia: The Church as a Training Ground for Political Engagement
7. The Rhythm of Our Life: Time, Music, Confession
8. Bent on the Coming Kingdom of God: Spiritual Disciplines and Political Formation
9. Wearing Goggles: Reading the Political Forces that Form Us
10. Creation Redeemed: Eschatology and Political Formation


Kaitlyn Schiess

Kaitlyn Schiess is a staff writer at Christ and Pop Culture. Her writing has also appeared at Christianity Today, Relevant, and Fathom Magazine. She lives in Dallas, Texas.

BY Kaitlyn Schiess

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