Wendell berry and religion: heaven's earthly life lexington: university press of kentucky, 2009 lexington: university press of kentucky, 2009 smith, kimberly k wendell berry and the agrarian tradition: a common grace.
Wendell berry is the author of fifty books of poetry, fiction, and essays he has recently been awarded the cleanth brooks medal for lifetime achievement from the fellowship of southern writers and the louis bromfield society award. In the twenty-two essays collected here, wendell berry, whom the christian science monitor called the prophetic american voice of our day, conveys a deep concern for the american economic system and the gluttonous american consumer.
When i first read wendell berry's 1985 essay what are people for 12 years ago, i was in college preparing to do exactly what berry says that colleges prepare people to do—move to someplace that is not home and serve the economy. Wendell berry's essays are far ranging and diverse in topic, but unified by his curiosity about the human condition these are essays and reviews that you can read over and over, and likely will, because they resonate with an inner longing of the reader.
What are people for is a collection of essays written between 1975 and 1990 by wendell berry—novelist, poet, social critic, and moral philosopher—that touches on the proper way of life for.
Excerpted from what are people for a collection of essays by wendell berry i the grace that is the health of creatures can only be held in common in healing the scattered members come together in health the flesh is graced, the holy enters the world ii the task of healing is to respect oneself as a creature, no more and no less. What are people for by wendell berry my rating: 5 of 5 stars this was another of the books my husband got for me from the library for christmas i put it on my list about a year ago when i was reading back through the materials from northwest earth institute's voluntary simplicity discussion course.