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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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The Art of Reading Scripture, Swallowing the Scroll: Textuality and the Dynamics of Discourse in Ezekiel's Prophecy, Preaching the Luminous Word: Biblical Sermons and Homiletical Essays, Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible, Biblical Prophecy: Perspectives for Christian Theology, Discipleship, and Ministry, Getting Involved with God: Rediscovering the Old Testament, Imagination Shaped: Old Testament Preaching in the Anglican Tradition, Wondrous Depth, Who Are You, My Daughter? Reading Ruth Through Image and Text, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes Song of Songs
In this fresh and expansive work Ellen Davis offers a comprehensive interpretation of the prophetic role and word in the Christian scriptures Davis carefully outlines five essential features of the prophetic role and then systematically examines seven representations of prophets and prophecies br br Thoroughly theological Davis s volume provides both instruction and insight for understanding prophecy in Christian tradition and discipleship This volume concludes with a rich discussion of practical matters including the relationship between Christian discipleship and prophetic interpretation and the role of biblical prophecy in interfaith contexts, i Insights from one of the most distinctive and eloquent scholar preachers of our time i br br Inviting serious theological engagement with texts from all parts of the Christian Bible i Preaching the Luminous Word i is a collection of fifty one sermons and five related essays from noted preacher and biblical scholar Ellen F Davis br br A brief preface to each sermon delineates its liturgical context and theological themes as well as distinctive elements of structure and style Arranged in canonical order the sermons treat a wide range of texts Torah Prophets Writings Gospels Epistles and Revelation They are complemented by essays on various aspects of biblical interpretation for preaching br br At once accessible theologically informed and rhetorically rich this volume will engage preachers teachers seminarians church leaders and serious lay readers, Ellen Davis is concerned by what she calls a shallow reading of Scripture a reading of what we think we already know instead of an attempt to dig deeper for new insights and revelations i Wondrous Depth i is a collection of essays in which Davis argues for a more engaged reading of Scripture that opens the reader up to new knowledge and understanding Davis also demonstrates that preaching and biblical interpretation are essentially related to one another in that it is essential for preachers to engage in thorough reading and interpretation of Scripture from the pulpit and to encourage their congregations to read the Bible with depth and sensitivity as well, 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