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Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible

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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.

Product Specifications

Author
Ellen F. Davis
Binding
Hardcover
Edition
1
Format
Bargain Price
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  • 598 hundredths-inches
  • 79 hundredths-inches
Label
Cambridge University Press
Languages
  • English, Published English, Unknown
Manufacturer
Cambridge University Press
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
252
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  • 610 hundredths-inches
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1
ProductGroup
Book
ProductTypeName
ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
2008-10-13
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Studio
Cambridge University Press
Title
Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible
isbn-13-20
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