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

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Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible
Title:Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible
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ISBN:0521732239
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Number of Pages:234
Category:Theology, Non fiction, Faith, Religion, Christianity, Ecology
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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, In this annotated and illustrated translation of the book of Ruth Ellen Davis and Margaret Adams Parker demonstrate how translation and art can be complementary forms of biblical interpretation The three components of the book translation notes and images explore the story of Ruth as one of suffering and loss redeemed by steadfast faithfulness The translation is loyal to the original the notes reflect on Ruth s story literary form lexical choices and theological meaning and the woodcuts provide a stimulating running narrative, These books of the Bible despite their differences all treat the phenomenon of what it means to live wisely before God In this readable commentary Ellen Davis points out that the writers of these books considered wisdom and the fruits of wisdom a well ordered life and a peaceful mind to be within the grasp of anyone wholeheartedly desiring it br br Books in the Westminster Bible Companion series assist laity in their study of the Bible as a guide to Christian faith and practice Each volume explains the biblical book in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today These books are ideal for individual study and for Bible study classes and groups, The difficulty of interpreting the Bible is felt all over today Is the Bible still authoritative for the faith and practice of the church If so in what way What practices of reading offer the most appropriate approach to understanding Scripture The church s lack of clarity about these issues has hindered its witness and mission causing it to speak with an uncertain voice to the challenges of our time br br This important book is for a twenty first century church that seems to have lost the art of reading the Bible attentively and imaginatively i The Art of Reading Scripture i is written by a group of eminent scholars and teachers seeking to recover the church s rich heritage of biblical interpretation in a dramatically changed cultural environment Asking how best to read the Bible in a postmodern context the contributors together affirm up front Nine Theses that provide substantial guidance for the church The essays and sermons that follow both amplify and model the approach to Scripture outlined in the Nine Theses br br Lucidly conceived carefully written and shimmering with fresh insights i The Art of Reading Scripture i proposes a far reaching revolution in how the Bible is taught in theological seminaries and calls pastors and teachers in the church to rethink their practices of using the Bible br br b Contributors b br br Gary A Anderson br Richard Bauckham br Brian E Daley br Ellen F Davis br Richard B Hays br James C Howell br Robert W Jenson br William Stacy Johnson br L Gregory Jones br Christine McSpadden br R W L Moberly br David C Steinmetz br Marianne Meye Thompson