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The Essential Agrarian Reader

The Future of Culture, Community, and the Land

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August 10, 2004 | Paperback | 6.1 x 9, 256 Pages | ISBN 9781593760434
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"...the decision to attend to the health of one’s habitat and food chain is a spiritual choice. It’s also a political choice, a scientific one, a personal and convivial one." —Barbara Kingsolver (from the foreword), author of The Poisonwood Bible

Agrarian philosophy, a compelling worldview with advocates around the globe, encourages us to develop practices and policies that promote the sustainable health of the land, community, and culture. In this remarkable anthology are fifteen essays from Wendell Berry, Vandana Shiva, Wes Jackson, Gene Logsdon, Brian Donahue, Eric Freyfogle, David Orr, and others with a foreword from Barbara Kingsolver. The Essential Agrarian Reader calls us to celebrate the gifts of the earth, through honest work and respect for the land.

About Norman Wirzba

NORMAN WIRZBA, associate professor and chair of the philosophy department at Georgetown College, is the author of The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age and editor of The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry. He lives in Kentucky.

Praise

“Before I had read this book, I would have hesitated to suggest that one’s relationship to the land, to consumption and food, is a religious matter. But it’s true; the decision to attend to the health of one’s habitat and food chain is a spiritual choice. It’s also a political choice, a scientific one, a personal and convivial one.” —Barbara Kingsolver (from the foreword), author of The Poisonwood Bible

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