Scripture Culture and Agriculture

Scripture  Culture  and Agriculture
Author: Ellen F. Davis
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2009
Genre: Bibles
ISBN: 9780521518345

Download Scripture Culture and Agriculture Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

This book examines the theology and ethics of land use through critical biblical exegesis. It explores the biblical writers' pervasive concern for the care of arable land as a central religious obligation. Davis creates a conversation between ancient texts and contemporary agrarian writers, providing a fresh theological perspective on a contemporary problem.

Scripture Culture and Agriculture

Scripture  Culture  and Agriculture
Author: Ellen F. Davis
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008-10-13
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781139473613

Download Scripture Culture and Agriculture Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

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.

Making Peace with the Land

Making Peace with the Land
Author: Fred Bahnson,Norman Wirzba
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2012-03-22
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780830834570

Download Making Peace with the Land Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Agriculturalist Fred Bahnson and theologian Norman Wirzba develop a vision for community renewal based on reconciliation with the land. With a balance of theological and practical insight, the authors lead communities into practices of local food production, eucharistic eating and delight in God?s provision.

Opening Israel s Scriptures

Opening Israel s Scriptures
Author: Ellen F. Davis
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2019
Genre: Bibles
ISBN: 9780190260545

Download Opening Israel s Scriptures Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Opening Israel's Scriptures is a collection of thirty-six essays on the Hebrew Bible, from Genesis to Chronicles, which gives powerful insight into the complexity and inexhaustibility of the Hebrew Scriptures as a theological resource. Based on more than two decades of lectures on Old Testament interpretation, Ellen F. Davis offers a selective yet comprehensive guide to the core concepts, literary patterns, storylines, and theological perspectives that are central to Israel's Scriptures. Underlying the whole study is the primary assumption that each book of the canon has literary and theological coherence, though not uniformity. In both her close readings of individual texts and in her broad demonstrations of the coherence of whole books, Davis models the best practices of contemporary exegesis, integrating the insights of contemporary scholars with those of classical theological resources in Jewish and Christian traditions. Throughout, she keeps an eye to the experiences and concerns of contemporary readers, showing through multiple examples that the critical interpretation of texts is provisional, open-ended work--a collaboration across generations and cultures. Ultimately what she offers is an invitation into the more spacious world that the Bible discloses, which challenges ordinary conceptions of how things "really" are.

Place Ecology and the Sacred

Place  Ecology and the Sacred
Author: Michael S. Northcott
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2015-06-18
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781441114570

Download Place Ecology and the Sacred Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

People are born in one place. Traditionally humans move around more than other animals, but in modernity the global mobility of persons and the factors of production increasingly disrupts the sense of place that is an intrinsic part of the human experience of being on earth. Industrial development and fossil fuelled mobility negatively impact the sense of place and help to foster a culture of placelessness where buildings, fields and houses increasingly display a monotonous aesthetic. At the same time ecological habitats, and diverse communities of species are degraded. Romantic resistance to the industrial evisceration of place and ecological diversity involved the setting aside of scenic or sublime landscapes as wilderness areas or parks. However the implication of this project is that human dwelling and ecological sustainability are intrinsically at odds. In this collection of essays Michael Northcott argues that the sense of the sacred which emanates from local communities of faith sustained a 'parochial ecology' which, over the centuries, shaped communities that were more socially just and ecologically sustainable than the kinds of exchange relationships and settlement patterns fostered by a global and place-blind economy. Hence Christian communities in medieval Europe fostered the distributed use and intergenerational care of common resources, such as alpine meadows, forests or river catchments. But contemporary political economists neglect the role of boundaried places, and spatial limits, in the welfare of human and ecological communities. Northcott argues that place-based forms of community, dwelling and exchange – such as a local food economy – more closely resemble evolved commons governance arrangements, and facilitate the revival of a sense of neighbourhood, and of reconnection between persons and the ecological places in which they dwell.

For the Beauty of the Earth

For the Beauty of the Earth
Author: Steven Bouma-Prediger
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-04
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9780801036958

Download For the Beauty of the Earth Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

This substantially revised and updated edition provides the most thorough evangelical treatment available on a theology of creation care.

Getting Involved with God

Getting Involved with God
Author: Ellen F. Davis
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2001
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781561011971

Download Getting Involved with God Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

"This is a book about getting, and staying, involved with God--what it takes, what it costs, what it looks and feels like, why anyone would want to do it anyway. It is at the same time a book about reading the Old Testament as a source of Good News and guidance for our life with God. The key piece of Good News that the Old Testament communicates over and over again is that God is involved with us, deeply and irrevocably so." --from the Introduction With sound scholarship and her own vivid translations from the Hebrew, Old Testament professor Ellen Davis teaches us a spiritually engaged method of reading scripture. Beginning with the psalms, whose frank prayers can be a model for our own, Davis reflects on the stories of the patriarchs and the pastoral wisdom of the book of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs in helping us cultivate those habits of the heart that lead to a rich relationship with God.

Good Food

Good Food
Author: Jennifer R. Ayres
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2020-11-18
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1602589852

Download Good Food Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Good Food equips readers with the theological and practical tools needed to safeguard that which sustains us: food.--Loren Wilkinson, Regent College "Theology Today"