Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture Paperback

An Agrarian Reading of the Bible

by Ellen F. Davis;

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Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture

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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.

Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture by Ellen F. Davis was published by Cambridge University Press in October 2008 and is our 49218th best seller. The ISBN for Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture is 9780521732239.

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Details for Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture

Page last updated 7th July 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (October 2008)
Number of Pages254
Thickness15 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1212272
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