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Theological Voices in Wendell Berry’s Fiction

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This article explores the theological thinking of writer-farmer-thinker Wendell Berry and aligns his fiction with the criticism of institutional religion revealed in his essays. With an ecologist’s sense of interdependence and interconnectedness, Berry’s criticism is based on what can be described as a theology of membership. This theology of membership recognizes all creation as gift from God, with its goodness evidence of God’s love. Such love imposes on us an order and obligation of love and gratitude, both modeling and inviting us to respond with loving care for God’s world and each other. A theology of membership is placed and practiced, requiring responsibility and action in this world even as we appreciate its pleasures and joys.

Affiliations: 1: Bismarck State College

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2017-01-01
2018-06-21

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