The Art of the Commonplace

The Art of the Commonplace Author Wendell Berry
ISBN-10 9781582439242
Release 2003-08-10
Pages 352
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The Art of the Commonplace gathers twenty-one essays by Wendell Berry that offer an agrarian alternative to our dominant urban culture. These essays promote a clearly defined and compelling vision important to all people dissatisfied with the stress, anxiety, disease, and destructiveness of contemporary American culture. Why is agriculture becoming culturally irrelevant, and at what cost? What are the forces of social disintegration and how might they be reversed? How might men and women live together in ways that benefit both? And, how does the corporate takeover of social institutions and economic practices contribute to the destruction of human and natural environments? Through his staunch support of local economies, his defense of farming communities, and his call for family integrity, Berry emerges as the champion of responsibilities and priorities that serve the health, vitality, and happiness of the whole community of creation.



Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry Author Jason Peters
ISBN-10 9780813192574
Release 2010
Pages 368
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A portrait of one of America's most profound and honest thinkers, this book combines biographical sketches, personal accounts, literary criticism, and social commentary to illuminate Berry as he is: a complex man of place and community with a depth of domestic, intellectual, filial, and fraternal attributes.



Ecotheology in the Humanities

Ecotheology in the Humanities Author Melissa Brotton
ISBN-10 9781498527941
Release 2016-05-20
Pages 300
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This book is a collection of essays about the interaction between God, humans, and nature in the context of the environmental challenges and Biblical studies. Chapters include topics on creation care and Sabbath, sacramental approaches to earth care, classical and medieval cosmologies, ecotheodicy, how we understand the problem of nonhuman suffering in a world controlled by a good God, ecojustice, and how humans help to alleviate nonhuman suffering. The book seeks to provide a way to understand Judeo-Christian perspectives on human-to-nonhuman interaction through Biblical, literary, cultural, film, and music studies, and as such, offers an interdisciplinary approach with emphasis on the humanities, which provides a broader platform for ecotheology.



The Essential Agrarian Reader

The Essential Agrarian Reader Author Norman Wirzba
ISBN-10 9780813138312
Release 2010-09-29
Pages 296
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With a Foreword by Barbara Kingsolver. A compelling worldview with advocates from around the globe, agrarianism challenges the shortcomings of our industrial and technological economy. Not simply focused on farming, the agrarian outlook encourages us to develop practices and policies that promote the health of land, community, and culture. Agrarianism reminds us that no matter how urban we become, our survival will always be inextricably linked to the precious resources of soil, water, and air. Combining fresh insights from the disciplines of education, law, history, urban and regional planning, economics, philosophy, religion, ecology, politics, and agriculture, these original essays develop a sophisticated critique of our culture's current relationship to the land, while offering practical alternatives. Leading agrarians, including Wendell Berry, Vandana Shiva, Wes Jackson, Gene Logsdon, Brian Donahue, Eric Freyfogle, and David Orr, explain how our goals should be redirected toward genuinely sustainable communities. These writers call us to an honest accounting and correction of our often destructive ways. They suggest how our society can take practical steps toward integrating soils, watersheds, forests, wildlife, urban areas, and human populations into one great system -- a responsible flourishing of our world and culture.



The Oxford Handbook of Food Politics and Society

The Oxford Handbook of Food  Politics  and Society Author Ronald J. Herring
ISBN-10 9780195397772
Release 2015
Pages 886
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This volume explores the complex interrelationships between food and agriculture, politics, and society. More specifically, it considers the political aspects of three basic economic questions: what is to be produced? how is it to be produced? how it is to be distributed? It also outlines three unifying themes running through the politics of answering these societal questions with regard to food, namely: ecology, technology and property.



A Study Guide for Wendell Berry s The Peace of Wild Things

A Study Guide for Wendell Berry s  The Peace of Wild Things Author Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN-10 9781410355164
Release
Pages 20
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A Study Guide for Wendell Berry's "The Peace of Wild Things," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.



The Paradise of God

The Paradise of God Author Norman Wirzba
ISBN-10 9780195157161
Release 2003-09-11
Pages 240
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In this work, Norman Wirzba argues that the doctrine of creation - as presented in the Bible and as developed through the centuries - actually holds the key to a true understanding of our place in the environment and our responsibility towards it.



Lost in Transition

Lost in Transition Author Christian Smith
ISBN-10 9780199911523
Release 2011-09-01
Pages 296
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Life for emerging adults is vastly different today than it was for their counterparts even a generation ago. Young people are waiting longer to marry, to have children, and to choose a career direction. As a result, they enjoy more freedom, opportunities, and personal growth than ever before. But the transition to adulthood is also more complex, disjointed, and confusing. In Lost in Transition, Christian Smith and his collaborators draw on 230 in-depth interviews with a broad cross-section of emerging adults (ages 18-23) to investigate the difficulties young people face today, the underlying causes of those difficulties, and the consequences both for individuals and for American society as a whole. Rampant consumer capitalism, ongoing failures in education, hyper-individualism, postmodernist moral relativism, and other aspects of American culture are all contributing to the chaotic terrain that emerging adults must cross. Smith identifies five major problems facing very many young people today: confused moral reasoning, routine intoxication, materialistic life goals, regrettable sexual experiences, and disengagement from civic and political life. The trouble does not lie only with the emerging adults or their poor individual decisions but has much deeper roots in mainstream American culture--a culture which emerging adults have largely inherited rather than created. Older adults, Smith argues, must recognize that much of the responsibility for the pain and confusion young people face lies with them. Rejecting both sky-is-falling alarmism on the one hand and complacent disregard on the other, Smith suggests the need for what he calls "realistic concern"--and a reconsideration of our cultural priorities and practices--that will help emerging adults more skillfully engage unique challenges they face. Even-handed, engagingly written, and based on comprehensive research, Lost in Transition brings much needed attention to the darker side of the transition to adulthood.



Southern Writers

Southern Writers Author Joseph M. Flora
ISBN-10 9780807131237
Release 2006-06-21
Pages 504
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This new edition of Southern Writers assumes its distinguished predecessor's place as the essential reference on literary artists of the American South. Broadly expanded and thoroughly revised, it boasts 604 entries-nearly double the earlier edition's-written by 264 scholars. For every figure major and minor, from the venerable and canonical to the fresh and innovative, a biographical sketch and chronological list of published works provide comprehensive, concise, up-to-date information. Here in one convenient source are the South's novelists and short story writers, poets and dramatists, memoirists and essayists, journalists, scholars, and biographers from the colonial period to the twenty-first century. What constitutes a "southern writer" is always a matter for debate. Editors Joseph M. Flora and Amber Vogel have used a generous definition that turns on having a significant connection to the region, in either a personal or literary sense. New to this volume are younger writers who have emerged in the quarter century since the dictionary's original publication, as well as older talents previously unknown or unacknowledged. For almost every writer found in the previous edition, a new biography has been commissioned. Drawn from the very best minds on southern literature and covering the full spectrum of its practitioners, Southern Writers is an indispensable reference book for anyone intrigued by the subject.



Backpacking with the Saints

Backpacking with the Saints Author Belden C. Lane
ISBN-10 9780199394173
Release 2014-11-03
Pages 256
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Carrying only basic camping equipment and a collection of the world's great spiritual writings, Belden C. Lane embarks on solitary spiritual treks through the Ozarks and across the American Southwest. For companions, he has only such teachers as Rumi, John of the Cross, Hildegard of Bingen, Dag Hammarskjöld, and Thomas Merton, and as he walks, he engages their writings with the natural wonders he encounters--Bell Mountain Wilderness with Søren Kierkegaard, Moonshine Hollow with Thich Nhat Hanh--demonstrating how being alone in the wild opens a rare view onto one's interior landscape, and how the saints' writings reveal the divine in nature. The discipline of backpacking, Lane shows, is a metaphor for a spiritual journey. Just as the wilderness offered revelations to the early Desert Christians, backpacking hones crucial spiritual skills: paying attention, traveling light, practicing silence, and exercising wonder. Lane engages the practice not only with a wide range of spiritual writings--Celtic, Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, Hindu, and Sufi Muslim--but with the fascination of other lovers of the backcountry, from John Muir and Ed Abbey to Bill Plotkin and Cheryl Strayed. In this intimate and down-to-earth narrative, backpacking is shown to be a spiritual practice that allows the discovery of God amidst the beauty and unexpected terrors of nature. Adoration, Lane suggests, is the most appropriate human response to what we cannot explain, but have nonetheless learned to love. An enchanting narrative for Christians of all denominations, Backpacking with the Saints is an inspiring exploration of how solitude, simplicity, and mindfulness are illuminated and encouraged by the discipline of backcountry wandering, and of how the wilderness itself becomes a way of knowing-an ecology of the soul.



The Christian Consumer

The Christian Consumer Author Laura M. Hartman
ISBN-10 9780199912513
Release 2011-11-10
Pages 272
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Be it fair trade coffee or foreign oil, our choices as consumers affect the well-being of humans around the globe, not to mention the natural world and of course ourselves. Consumption is a serious ethical issue, and Christian writers throughout history have weighed in, discussing topics such as affluence and poverty, greed and gluttony, and proper stewardship of resources. These voices are often at odds, however. In this book, Laura M. Hartman formulates a coherent Christian ethic of consumption, imposing order on the debate by dividing it into four imperatives: Christians are to consume in ways that avoid sin, embrace creation, love one's neighbor, and envision the future. An adequate ethics of consumption, she argues, must include all four considerations as tools for discernment, even when they seem to contradict one another. The book includes discussions of Christian practices such as fasting, gratitude, solidarity, gift-giving, Sabbath-keeping, and the Eucharist. Using exemplars from the Christian tradition and practical examples from everyday life, The Christian Consumer offers a thoughtful guide to ethical consumption.



F nf Deutschland und ein Leben

F  nf Deutschland und ein Leben Author Fritz Richard Stern
ISBN-10 3406558119
Release 2007
Pages 675
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F nf Deutschland und ein Leben has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from F nf Deutschland und ein Leben also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full F nf Deutschland und ein Leben book for free.



Die geheimen Talente des Piet Barol

Die geheimen Talente des Piet Barol Author Richard Mason
ISBN-10 9783641089658
Release 2013-03-11
Pages 320
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Prächtig, sinnlich, elegant: Die Verführung zum Lesen Piet Barol kommt 1907 als Hauslehrer nach Amsterdam. Mittellos, aber gesegnet mit außergewöhnlich gutem Aussehen, scharfem Verstand und unwiderstehlichem Charme erobert er die Familie des reichen Hoteliers Vermeulen-Sickerts im Sturm. Vor allem Jacobina, die Frau des Hausherrn, entdeckt schon bald Piets Talente der besonderen Art. Sein eigentliches Ziel aber ist es, in Amerika sein Glück zu machen – und das stellt den ehrgeizigen jungen Mann vor manche unerwartete Herausforderung. Mit leichter Hand präsentiert Richard Mason die Geschichte seines Helden Piet Barol – ein schwungvoller, von der Kritik hymnisch gelobter Roman, angesiedelt in der Belle Époque, gewürzt mit feinem Humor und einer guten Prise Erotik



Twentieth century American Nature Writers

Twentieth century American Nature Writers Author Roger Thompson
ISBN-10 0787660191
Release 2003
Pages 446
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Essays on distinctly American nature writers from the earliest to the most recent that have consistently sought to convey both their wonder at the natural world and their individual, personal experiences, within it.



Plan B 4 0

Plan B 4 0 Author Lester Russell Brown
ISBN-10 3897063077
Release 2010
Pages 359
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Plan B 4 0 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Plan B 4 0 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Plan B 4 0 book for free.



Tamarack Farm Camp

Tamarack Farm Camp Author John Nicholas Glase
ISBN-10 UCAL:B5538257
Release 2009
Pages 322
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Tamarack Farm Camp has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Tamarack Farm Camp also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Tamarack Farm Camp book for free.



Narnia and the Fields of Arbol

Narnia and the Fields of Arbol Author Matthew T. Dickerson
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131639473
Release 2009
Pages 304
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Scholars have discussed the work of C. S. Lewis (1898--1963) for decades, but they have focused on Lewis's Christian and pagan allusions and have largely ignored his other important themes. Narnia and the Fields of Arbol: The Environmental Vision of C. S. Lewis is the first book dedicated to Lewis's vision of our relationship to nature and the environment. Matthew T. Dickerson and David O'Hara examine The Chronicles of Narnia and the Ransom books, as well as The Great Divorce, The Abolition of Man, and Lewis's essays and personal correspondence, connecting his writing with that of authors more traditionally associated with environmentalism, such as Wendell Berry, Aldo Leopold, and Gary Snyder. Narnia and the Fields of Arbol offers a fresh way for readers across disciplines to understand the work of this literary legend.