Scripture, Culture and Agriculture – an Agrarian reading of the Bible – Ellen F Davis (2009) 234 pages
Food production entails at every stage judgements and practices that bear directly on the health of the earth and living creatures, on the emotional, economic and physical well-being of families and communities, and ultimately on their survival…Agriculture involves questions of value and therefore of moral choice, whether or not we care to admit it.
A city has a spirit, and a city with a future has a store of creative energy that enables it to respond to challenge, to turn away from a path leading toward death.
A wide ranging, sophisticated biblical exegesis providing fresh perspectives to explore our use of land, and the demands of the global food economy. Readable, scholarly, on a topic which affects all of us, even if we not personally involved in food production. Because anyone who consumes food is intimately involved with food production!