September 2nd to October 7th
7 pm to 8 pm on Zoom
Meeting ID 841 4983 3717
In “Making Peace with The Land,” agriculturalist Fred Bahnson and theologian Norman Wirzba declare that in Christ, God reconciles all bodies into a peaceful, life-promoting relationship with one another. Because human beings are incarnated in material, bodily existence, we are necessarily interdependent with plants and animals, land and sea, heaven and earth. The good news is that redemption is cosmic, with implications for agriculture and ecology, from farm to dinner table.
Bahnson and Wirzba describe communities that model cooperative practices of relational life, with local food production, eucharistic eating and delight in God’s provision.
Reconciling with the land is a rich framework for a new way of life. Read this book to start down the path to restoring shalom and experiencing Jesus’ kingdom of shared abundance, where neighbors are fed and all receive enough.
Book discussion reading schedule:
September 2: Intro to Topic
September 9: Chapters 1 and 2
September 16: Chapter 3
September 23: Chapter 4
September 30: Chapters 5
October 7: Chapter 6 and Epilogue