Wendell Berry and the Cultivation of Life: A Reader's Guide (Paperback)

A Reader's Guide

By J. Matthew Bonzo, Michael R. Stevens

Brazos Press, 9781587431951, 206pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2008



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.

About the Author

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.