Saturday, December 29, 2012

Indispensable, the Biblical Conversation

"When people converse in a desperate situation, they are usually looking for hope. I believe that the Bible as a whole tends toward a tenacious but severely chastened hope. That finely balanced disposition rests on faith in God, but it reflects also the experience of land loss and the equally bitter experience of a people's self-recognition. In its character of hopefulness tempered by sad experience, the biblical conversation is a good match for our contemporary agrarian conversation, and a resource indispensable for enriching it."

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