Jayber Crow

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Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1582436894
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Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

Original Title: Jayber Crow

Jayber Crow, born in Goforth, Kentucky, orphaned at age ten, began his search as a "pre-ministerial student" at Pigeonville College. There, freedom met with new burdens and a young man needed more than a mirror to find himself. But the beginning of that finding was a short conversation with "Old Grit," his profound professor of New Testament Greek. "You have been given questions to which you cannot be given answers. You will have to live them out—perhaps a little at a time." "And how long is that going to take?" "I don't know. As long as you live, perhaps." "That could be a long time." "I will tell you a further mystery," he said. "It may take longer." Eventually, after the flood of 1937, Jayber becomes the barber of the small community of Port William, Kentucky. From behind that barber chair he lives out the questions that drove him from seminary and begins to accept the gifts of community that enclose his answers. The chair gives him a perfect perch from which to listen, to talk, and to see, as life spends itself all around. In this novel full of remarkable characters, he tells his story that becomes the story of his town and its transcendent membership.

Conversations With Wendell Berry

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Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781578069927
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Conversations With Wendell Berry by Wendell Berry

Original Title: Conversations With Wendell Berry

Since 1960, Wendell Berry (b. 1934) has produced one of the most substantial and consistently thematic bodies of work of any modern American writer. In more than fifty books in various genres-novels, short stories, poems, and essays-he has celebrated a life lived in close communion with neighbors and the earth and has addressed many of our most urgent cultural maladies. His collections of essays urge us to think and act responsibly as members of a community-both human and natural. Volumes of his poems seek to wed us to nature and realign our vision with its mysteries. His growing Port William cycle of novels offers us a fictional model for understanding, for compassion, and for living in constant regard for others. Conversations with Wendell Berry gathers for the first time interviews with the writer, ranging from 1973 to 2006, including one never before published. For readers acquainted with Berry's work, this volume offers insights available nowhere else. It reveals succinctly the main currents of his life's work. What emerges is a citizen-writer profoundly affected by cultural crises at home and in the world. Morris Allen Grubbs directs the Preparing Future Faculty Program in the graduate school at University of Kentucky, where he was a student of Berry's. He is editor of Home and Beyond: An Anthology of Kentucky Short Stories.

Persuasive Subversions

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Author: Leah Elizabeth Bayens
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Persuasive Subversions by Leah Elizabeth Bayens

Original Title: Persuasive Subversions

This project analyzes literary works as factors that influence readers' ecological identities, which thereafter plays into broader understandings of biospheric conditions and audience members' sense of responsibility, concern, and care for environmental sustainability. The research focuses on ecocritically-aligned rhetorical approaches and appeals at work in Wendell Berry's Jayber Crow and Barbara Kingsolver's Prodigal Summer. It contains ecocritical analysis of the works' fiction and nonfiction elements, the Aristotelian appeals, the reconceptualization of the pastoral mode, and the inclusion of ecofeminist elements. By detailing the novels' representations of human-nonhuman interactions, the project demonstrates how thematic messages that are subversive to conventional concepts of nature function as key elements to building a healthy environmental unconscious.

The Church And The Crisis Of Community

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Author: Theresa F. Latini
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802865860
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The Church And The Crisis Of Community by Theresa F. Latini

Original Title: The Church And The Crisis Of Community

Contemporary society is in crisis, its structures broken and fragmented, and its people overstimulated, overstressed, and thirsty for true communion with the sacred and with one another. Yet although more than eighty-five percent of congregations in the United States conduct small-group ministry, too many of these groups begin with no clear sense of purpose, structure, or spiritual focus and end by veering away from Christian tradition and unknowingly settling for shallow versions of popular Christianity. In The Church and the Crisis of Community Theresa Latini lays out both a theoretical groundwork and a practical guideline for successful small-group ministry. Examining the latest sociological research and the real-life practices of small groups in six congregations, she shows how well-developed groups those with mission statements, leadership training, and solid organizational structure can be a truly effective tool in the church s work of transforming broken and shallow forms of community into life-giving, life-sustaining relationships with God and others.

A More Profound Alleluia

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Author: Leanne Van Dyk
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802828545
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A More Profound Alleluia by Leanne Van Dyk

Original Title: A More Profound Alleluia

Two questions lie at the heart of this rich, suggestive book: What are the theological implications of worship? and What are the liturgical implications of theology? Convinced that worship and theology are integrally related, the authors of A More Profound Alleluia show in practical terms how liturgy and doctrine fruitfully illuminate each other. Each chapter pairs an element of the worship service with related Christian teachings, clearly demonstrating how the great doctrines of the faith find their natural expression in the drama of worship and how the liturgy in turn finds its corollary in doctrine. The interrelation of theology and worship is illustrated with anecdotes from congregational life, resources drawn from church history, and themes from novels and films. Each chapter also includes two hymn texts that exemplify orthodox doctrine communicated through song. A More Profound Alleluia will be a valuable text for courses in theology or worship, will help worship leaders to plan services with greater theological depth, and will enhance worship for Christian believers generally. Contributors: Ronald P. Byars William A. Dyrness Martha L. Moore-Keish David L. Stubbs Leanne Van Dyk John D. Witvliet

Jayber Crow Storia Della Vita Di Jayber Crow Barbiere Membro Della Comunit Di Port William Scritta Da Lui Medesimo

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Author: Wendell Berry
ISBN: 9788867082698
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Jayber Crow Storia Della Vita Di Jayber Crow Barbiere Membro Della Comunit Di Port William Scritta Da Lui Medesimo by Wendell Berry

Original Title: Jayber Crow Storia Della Vita Di Jayber Crow Barbiere Membro Della Comunit Di Port William Scritta Da Lui Medesimo

A Place On Earth

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Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher: Counterpoint
ISBN: 9781582439693
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A Place On Earth by Wendell Berry

Original Title: A Place On Earth

The rhythms of this novel are the rhythms of the land. A Place on Earth resonates with variations played on themes of change; looping transitions from war into peace, winter into spring, browning flood destruction into greening fields, absence into presence, lost into found. This brings the revised 1983 edition back into print, the next book in our program to put all of Wendell Berry's fiction into print in revised and corrected uniform editions.

Loving God S Wildness

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Author: Jeffrey Bilbro
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817318577
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Loving God S Wildness by Jeffrey Bilbro

Original Title: Loving God S Wildness

Analyzing writings ranging from the Puritans to the present day, Loving God's Wildness traces the effects of Christian theology on America's ecological imagination, revealing the often conflicted ways in which Americans relate to and perceive the natural world.

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