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Title:Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Ellen F. Davis
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISBN:0521732239
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:234
Category:Theology, Non fiction, Faith, Religion, Christianity, Ecology

Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible by Ellen F. Davis

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible This book examines the theology and ethics of land use especially the practices of modern industrialized agriculture in light of critical biblical exegesis Nine interrelated essays explore the biblical writers pervasive concern for the care of arable land against the background of the geography social structures and religious thought of ancient Israel This approach consistently brings out neglected aspects of texts both poetry and prose that are central to Jewish and Christian traditions Rather than seeking solutions from the past Davis creates a conversation between ancient texts and contemporary agrarian writers thus she provides a fresh perspective from which to view the destructive practices and assumptions that now dominate the global food economy The biblical exegesis is wide ranging and sophisticated the language is literate and accessible to a broad audience

Getting Involved with God: Rediscovering the Old Testament, The Art of Reading Scripture, Biblical Prophecy: Perspectives for Christian Theology, Discipleship, and Ministry, Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible, Preaching the Luminous Word: Biblical Sermons and Homiletical Essays, Swallowing the Scroll: Textuality and the Dynamics of Discourse in Ezekiel's Prophecy, Imagination Shaped: Old Testament Preaching in the Anglican Tradition, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes Song of Songs, Wondrous Depth, Who Are You, My Daughter? Reading Ruth Through Image and Text