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Learning the Language of the Fields: Tilling and Keeping as Christian Vocation [Paperback]

By Daniel Deffenbaugh (Author)
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"Something is bound to go terribly wrong when so many Christians see the planet as an unimportant holding place where we await salvation; or when preachers and teachers of the faith place too much emphasis on humanity's provileged status without also explaining our responsibilities to tend the garden; or when Christians see God as transcendent but not immanently present in creation. The result, according to religious studies professor Daniel Deffenbaugh, is twofold; an ecological crisis and an evident exodus of ecologically sensitive individuals from churches across the country.

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Deffenbaugh calls us to live in a reciprocal relationship with our biotic communities-the plants, animals, and other non-human cultures that share our particular places in the world. By rerooting our global lifestyles in the ecological knowledge of our homes, we may truly begin to mend the health of our planet. Deffenbaugh marries Christian theology and spiritual disciplines with Native American mythology and the practice of organic gardening to deepen our engagement with the places in which we live."

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Studio: Cowley Publications
Pages   254
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.5" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.63"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 25, 2006
Publisher   Cowley Publications
ISBN  1561012823  
ISBN13  9781561012824  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Daniel G. Deffenbaugh teaches a variety of religion courses at Hastings College, in Nebraska. When he is not teaching or writing, Dan enjoys organic gardening, canning and cooking, fly fishing, raising chickens, bird-watching, and playing bluegrass music with his friends.

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Ecology, Theology, Community  Dec 10, 2007
In Daniel Deffenbaugh's book, he combines these three elements -- ecology, theology, and community -- with ease. As he narrates his own journey from an early life full of doses of "Walt Disney and suburbanism" to living on a farm in East Tennessee, Deffenbaugh maintains a strong theological argument (28). He draws on historic theology, but he mixes it in with his own experiences of hard-scrabble sustainability and quiet worship in the fields.

He writes about his gardening experience of "holy listening." And he lays forth a "theology of place." Deffenbaugh makes a faith-and-health case without ever really talking about faith and health. For him, ecology and theology are as interwoven as our bodies and spirits. I recommend this book if you are looking to make sense of our natural world and God. Deffenbaugh provides a road map for developing one's own theology around these issues.

John Shorb

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