Congregation at Duke Chapel

Wendell Berry and Christianity

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Wendell Berry and Christianity

presentation at Adult Forum by
Dr. Norman Wirzba, Ph.D.
Research Professor of Theology, Ecology, and Rural Life, Duke Divinity School
March 24, 2013

As you can hear (follow the link to the left, or above), during this session we read:


For those who have not previously immersed themselves in the writings of Wendell Barry, some suggested starting points are:

  • short stories:
    • That Distant Land: The Collected Stories
    • A Place on Earth
  • novels:
    • Jayber Crow
    • Hannah Coulter
  • poetry:
    • A Timbered Choir: The Sabbath Poems 1979-1997
  • essays:
    • The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry, edited and introduced by Norman Wirzba