Of the Land and the Spirit: The Essential Lord Northbourne on Ecology and Religion

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Twenty-five years before Rachel Carson published her famous work Silent Spring, Lord Northbourne coined the phrase organic farming and helped to promote the importance of a holistic approach to the environment. His work, linking spirituality and ecology, has inspired a generation of writings from Wendell Berry to HRH Prince Charles.This book not only features Northbourne's previously unpublished writings, but also his private correspondence with Thomas Merton, highlighting the ...

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Of the Land and the Spirit: The Essential Lord Northbourne on Ecology and Religion

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Overview

Twenty-five years before Rachel Carson published her famous work Silent Spring, Lord Northbourne coined the phrase organic farming and helped to promote the importance of a holistic approach to the environment. His work, linking spirituality and ecology, has inspired a generation of writings from Wendell Berry to HRH Prince Charles.This book not only features Northbourne's previously unpublished writings, but also his private correspondence with Thomas Merton, highlighting the spiritual depth of his writings.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781933316611
  • Publisher: World Wisdom
  • Publication date: 10/25/2008
  • Series: The Perennial Philosophy Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 768,489
  • Lexile: 1320L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Wendell Berry     vii
Preface   Joseph A. Fitzgerald     xiii
Introduction   Christopher James     xvii
Farming: An Ecology in Practice
Soil and Growth     3
Health and Food     9
Farms and Farmers     21
Look to the Land: Sustainability     29
Agriculture and Human Destiny     39
Compassion in World Farming*     57
On The Value of Tradition
Religion and Tradition     63
Looking Back on Progress     71
Decadence and Idolatry     89
Intellectual Freedom     97
Change in the Churches     111
Metaphysical Principles
"With God All Things Are Possible"     123
What Am I?     135
On Truth, Goodness, and Beauty     141
Art and Symbolism
Art Ancient and Modern     151
The Beauty of Flowers     163
A Cross Awry     181
A Reflection on Christmas     189
Lessons from Life
Old Age     195
The Problem of Pain     201
The Ineluctable Alternative: A Letter to My Descendants     205
Correspondence with Thomas Merton     229
Index     245
Biographical Notes     249
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