Of the Land and the Spirit: The Essential Lord Northbourne on Ecology and Religion [NOOK Book]

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Lord Northbourne (1896-1982) was a Renaissance man: a farmer, painter, Olympic rower, translator, and a widely respected author on both ecology and religion. His first book coined the term “organic farming”, and he worked with E. F. Schumacher to bring greater awareness to ecological concerns. His subsequent writings include his concern for ecology along with an exploration of the nature of religion in the modern world. The present anthology is intended to illustrate the uncommon breadth and depth that ...
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Of the Land and the Spirit: The Essential Lord Northbourne on Ecology and Religion

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Overview

Lord Northbourne (1896-1982) was a Renaissance man: a farmer, painter, Olympic rower, translator, and a widely respected author on both ecology and religion. His first book coined the term “organic farming”, and he worked with E. F. Schumacher to bring greater awareness to ecological concerns. His subsequent writings include his concern for ecology along with an exploration of the nature of religion in the modern world. The present anthology is intended to illustrate the uncommon breadth and depth that characterize Lord Northbourne’s writings. It includes selections from the fascinating correspondence between Lord Northbourne and Thomas Merton.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933316994
  • Publisher: World Wisdom
  • Publication date: 7/29/2008
  • Series: Perennial Philosophy Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,340,161
  • File size: 566 KB

Meet the Author

Christopher James is the 5th Lord Northbourne and son of the author of these writings; he is an active steward of the land and a contributing member of England’s House of Lords, specializing in children’s issues.
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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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