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Wendell Berry and Religion

Heaven's Earthly Life (Culture of the Land)

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 t.

University Press of Kentucky, 9780813125558, 272pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2009

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.