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Overview Far from being a mere "nostalgic agrarian," Wendell Berry offers an important and redemptive vision for life through his poetry, fiction, and essays. His themes of community, place, and conservation speak to a range of people, both conservative and progressive, who are concerned with finding health in the midst of our restless, transient "culture of death." Wendell Berry and the Cultivation of Life is a systematic overview of Berry's life and work and a concise introduction to his cultural and spiritual themes. It demonstrates the power of Berry's vision and shows how his account of the world resonates with the biblical narrative of creation. This book confronts readers with the question persistently raised in Berry's works: How can we sustain meaningful lives against the background of a consumeristic, dislocated age? This timely guide will benefit theology, literature, and sociology students as well as pastors and ecology groups. Readers will discover how to flesh out Berry's worldview and foster a culture of life in their neighborhoods, educational systems, churches, and homes.
Publishers Description Wendell Berry's poetry, fiction, and essays persistently ask the question: How can we live meaningful lives in a consumer-driven, fragmented age? His honest search for health in the midst of disease has garnered attention and discussion in both conservative and progressive circles. "Wendell Berry and the Cultivation of Life "thoroughly examines Berry's main themes of community, place, and conservation. It offers an apology for the power of Berry's vision and the ways in which his account of the world resonates with the biblical narrative. Pastors, students, professors, and laity will discover in this book how to flesh out Berry's worldview and foster a culture of life in their neighborhoods, churches, and schools.
Citations And Professional Reviews Wendell Berry and the Cultivation of Life: A Reader's Guide by J. Matthew Bonzo & Michael R. Stevens has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 10/13/2008 page 49
Christianity Today - 03/01/2009 page 62
Christian Century - 05/05/2009 page 25
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Studio: Brazos Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.94" Width: 6.18" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2008
Publisher Brazos Press
ISBN 1587431955 ISBN13 9781587431951
Availability 0 units.
More About J. Matthew Bonzo & Michael R. Stevens
J. Matthew Bonzo (PhD, Free University of Amsterdam) is professor of philosophy and Michael R. Stevens (PhD, University of Dallas) is professor of English at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.