God and Country: Wendell Berry’s Theological Vision

Sean Michael Lucas

Though Wendell Berry’s work is often appraised from an ecological standpoint, Sean Michael Lucas argues that Berry’s vision is also profoundly theological. Stressing themes such as the Kingdom of God, the creation, the gathered community, vocation, blessedness, and heaven, Berry appropriates the Christian tradition in order to create a public theology that supports his vision of the good life. In order to demonstrate how Berry draws these themes from the Christian tradition, several theological interlocutors are suggested through the essay, primarily from the Reformation traditions. Mr. Lucas is the Archives and Special Collections Librarian at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY.

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