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The Resource Virtues of renewal : Wendell Berry's sustainable forms, Jeffrey Bilbro

Virtues of renewal : Wendell Berry's sustainable forms, Jeffrey Bilbro

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Virtues of renewal : Wendell Berry's sustainable forms
Title
Virtues of renewal
Title remainder
Wendell Berry's sustainable forms
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Jeffrey Bilbro
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Language
eng
Summary
"Wendell Berry has argued that our most pressing ecological and cultural need is a renewed formal intelligence--a mode of thinking and acting that fosters the health of the earth and its beings. Yet the present industrial economy prioritizes a technical, self-centered way of relating to the world that often demands and rewards busyness over thoughtful observation, independence over relationships, and replacing over repairing. Such a system is both unsustainable and results in destructive, far-reaching consequences for our society and land. In Virtues of Renewal: Wendell Berry's Sustainable Forms, Jeffrey Bilbro combines textual analysis and cultural criticism to explain how Berry's literary forms encourage readers to practice virtues of renewal. While the written word alone cannot enact change, Bilbro asserts that Berry's poetry, essays, and fiction can inspire people to, as Berry writes, "practice resurrection." Bilbro examines the distinct, yet symbiotic, features of these three genres, demonstrating the importance of the humanities in supporting tenable economies. He uses Berry's pieces to suggest the need for more robust language for discussing conservation, ecology, and the natural--and regenerative--process of death. Bilbro additionally translates Berry's literature to a wider audience, putting him in conversation with philosophers and theologians such as Ivan Illich, Willie Jennings, Charles Taylor, and Augustine. The lessons that Berry and his work have to offer are not only for those interested in cultivating the land, but also for those who cultivate their communities and live mindfully. In short, these lessons are pertinent to all who are willing to make an effort to live the examined life."--
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Bilbro, Jeffrey,
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Index
index present
LC call number
PS3552.E75
LC item number
Z595 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Culture of the land: a series in the new agrarianism
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  • Berry, Wendell
  • Berry, Wendell
  • Berry, Wendell
  • Virtue in literature
  • Environmental protection in literature
  • Poetry
  • Religion and poetry
  • Tugend
  • Umweltschutz
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Virtues of renewal : Wendell Berry's sustainable forms, Jeffrey Bilbro
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Sustaining virtuous forms -- Attention -- Gratitude -- Humility -- Hope -- Memory -- Fidelity -- Convocation -- Epilogue: Practicing resurrection
Control code
1034616109
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 227 pages
Isbn
9780813176406
Lccn
2018027851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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(OCoLC)1034616109
Label
Virtues of renewal : Wendell Berry's sustainable forms, Jeffrey Bilbro
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Sustaining virtuous forms -- Attention -- Gratitude -- Humility -- Hope -- Memory -- Fidelity -- Convocation -- Epilogue: Practicing resurrection
Control code
1034616109
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 227 pages
Isbn
9780813176406
Lccn
2018027851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1034616109

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