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Wendell Berry and Religion: Heaven's Earthly Life (Hardcover)

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By Joel James Shuman (Editor), L. Roger Owens (Editor)
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Farmer, poet, essayist, and environmental writer Wendell Berry is acclaimed for his ideas regarding the values inherent in an agricultural society. Place, community, good work, and simple pleasures are but a few of the values that form the bedrock of Berry's thought. While the notion of reverence is central to Berry, he is not widely known as a religious writer. However, the moral underpinnings of his work are rooted in Christian tradition, articulating the tenet that faith and stewardship of the land are not mutually exclusive. In Wendell Berry and Religion, editors Joel J. Shuman and L. Roger Owens probe the moral and spiritual implications of Berry's work. Chief among them are the notions that the earth is God's provisional gift to mankind and that studying how we engage material creation reflects important truths. This collection reveals deep, thoughtful, and provocative conversations within Berry's writings, illuminating the theological inspirations inherent in his work.

About the Author


Joel J. Shuman, associate professor and chair of the department of theology at King's College, is the author of several books. L. Roger Owens earned his Ph.D. in theology and ethics from Duke University and is copastor at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780813125558
ISBN-10: 0813125553
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication Date: October 1st, 2009
Pages: 266
Language: English
Series: Culture of the Land: A Series in the New Agrarianism (Hardcover)