Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture
An Agrarian Reading of the Bible
By (author) Ellen F. Davis
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Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture by Ellen F. Davis
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521732239
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ellen F. Davis
Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture, Hardback (October 2008)
This book examines the theology and ethics of land use through critical biblical exegesis.
Wondrous Depth, Paperback (September 2005)» View all books by Ellen F. Davis
Based on the 2003 Beecher Lectures, this book asserts that the Old Testament is an urgent and speaking presence for preaching, not a difficult text separated from us by a vast theological, moral, and historical chasm. By exploring preachers such as Dietrich Bonhoeffer, John Donne, and Lancelot Andrewes, it makes the point that preaching is an art.
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Author Biography - Ellen F. Davis
Ellen F. Davis is Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke Divinity School. She has previously taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale Divinity School, and Virginia Theological Seminary. She is the author of eight books, most recently Wondrous Depth: Old Testament Preaching (2005) and Getting Involved with God (2001). A lay Episcopalian, Davis is a member of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Building Bridges Seminar.
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