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Miraculous Abundance

Miraculous Abundance

One Quarter Acre, Two French Farmers, and Enough Food to Feed the World

  • Author: Perrine Hervé-Gruyer,Charles Hervé-Gruyer
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603586431
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 272
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The Bec Hellouin model for growing food, sequestering carbon, creating jobs, and increasing biodiversity without using fossil fuels When Charles and Perrine Hervé-Gruyer set out to create their farm in an historic Normandy village, they had no idea just how much their lives would change. Neither one had ever farmed before. Charles had been circumnavigating the globe by sail, operating a floating school that taught students about ecology and indigenous cultures. Perrine had been an international lawyer in Japan. Each had returned to France to start a new life. Eventually, Perrine joined Charles in Normandy, and Le Ferme du Bec Hellouin was born. Bec Hellouin has since become a celebrated model of innovative, ecological agriculture in Europe, connected to national and international organizations addressing food security, heralded by celebrity chefs as well as the Slow Food movement, and featured in the inspiring César and COLCOA award-winning documentary film, Demain ("Tomorrow"). Miraculous Abundance is the eloquent tale of the couple’s evolution from creating a farm to sustain their family to delving into an experiment in how to grow the most food possible, in the most ecological way possible, and create a farm model that can carry us into a post-carbon future—when oil is no longer moving goods and services, energy is scarcer, and localization is a must. Today, the farm produces a variety of vegetables using a mix of permaculture, bio-intensive, four-season, and natural farming techniques--as well as techniques gleaned from native cultures around the world. It has some animals for eggs and milk, horses for farming, a welcome center, a farm store, a permaculture school, a bread oven for artisan breads, greenhouses, a cidery, and a forge. It has also become the site of research focusing on how small organic farms like theirs might confront Europe’s (and the world’s) projected food crisis. But in this honest and engaging account of the trials and joys of their uncompromising effort, readers meet two people who are farming the future as much as they are farming their land. They envision farms like theirs someday being the hub for a host of other businesses that can drive rural communities—from bread makers and grain millers to animal care givers and other tradespeople. Market farmers and home gardeners alike will find much in these pages, but so will those who’ve never picked up a hoe. The couple’s account of their quest to design an almost Edenlike farm, hone their practices, and find new ways to feed the world is an inspiring tale. It is also a love letter to a future in which people increasingly live in rural communities that rely on traditional skills, locally created and purveyed goods and services, renewable energy, and greater local governance, but are also connected to the larger world.

And You Welcomed Me

And You Welcomed Me

A Sourcebook on Hospitality in Early Christianity

  • Author: Amy Oden
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • ISBN: 0687096715
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 316
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"The excerpts come from letters, diary accounts, instructions, sermons, travelogues, and community records and rules. They are windows into a world of early communities that saw it as their moral duty and also privilege to care for the sick,to safeguard the pilgrim, and to host the stranger. Abram and Sarai hosting the three angels at the Oaks of Mamre, and Jesus and his disciples feeding the crowds are two familiar biblical examples, but this book also delves into lesser known texts that offer rich insights to those willing to read and then integrate the early fathers' and mothers' wisdom and hospitality into their own lives."--BOOK JACKET.

The Noble Eightfold Path of Christ

The Noble Eightfold Path of Christ

Jesus Teaches the Dharma of Buddhism

  • Author: Thomas Ragland
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1412000130
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 132
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The ancient Theravada Buddhist canonical suttas, the beloved Mahayana Buddhist sutras, and the Tao Te Ching have been lovingly mined for concepts and realizations. These ideas resonate with the heart of the teachings of Jesus the Nazarene as preserved in the Christian gospels. Presented in the arrangement and context of Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path, "the truths presented are timeless and universal as a complete religion in themselves," says the author. The author describes the book as serving as the message of Jesus to the world in the context of Christian of Eastern thought, and points out that it is not really a Christian work. This is foremost a Buddhist writing, devoted to the same Dharma that Buddha so loved and taught 2500 years ago. It is presented through the teachings of the One who is called the Christ in the Western world. Then again, this is not really a Buddhist work as the linkage the author has made between the concepts of Christ and Buddha create a synthesis that transcends Christianity and Buddhism. The heart of this Dharma cannot really be defined of confined by a system of thought. It lives on the immediacy of the expression of those who take it to heart.

The Jewish Context of Jesus' Miracles

The Jewish Context of Jesus' Miracles

  • Author: Eric Eve
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1841273155
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 420
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Scholarly literature on Jesus has often attempted to relate his miracles to their Jewish context, but that context has not been surveyed in its own right. This volume fills that gap by examining both the ideas on miracle in Second Temple literature (including Josephus, Philo, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha) and the evidence for contemporary Jewish miracle workers. The penultimate chapter explores insights from cultural anthropology to round out the picture obtained from the literary evidence, and the study concludes that Jesus is distinctive as a miracle-worker in his Jewish context while nevertheless fitting into it.

The Kojiki

The Kojiki

An Account of Ancient Matters

  • Author: no Yasumaro Ō
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 023153812X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 320
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Japan's oldest surviving narrative, the eighth-century Kojiki, chronicles the mythical origins of its islands and their ruling dynasty through a diverse array of genealogies, tales, and songs that have helped to shape the modern nation's views of its ancient past. Gustav Heldt's engaging new translation of this revered classic aims to make the Kojiki accessible to contemporary readers while staying true to the distinctively dramatic and evocative appeal of the original's language. It conveys the rhythms that structure the Kojiki's animated style of storytelling and translates the names of its many people and places to clarify their significance within the narrative. An introduction, glossaries, maps, and bibliographies offer a wealth of additional information about Japan's earliest extant record of its history, literature, and religion.

Egypt in the Future Tense

Egypt in the Future Tense

Hope, Frustration, and Ambivalence before and after 2011

  • Author: Samuli Schielke
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253015898
  • Category: History
  • Page: 274
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Against the backdrop of the revolutionary uprisings of 2011–2013, Samuli Schielke asks how ordinary Egyptians confront the great promises and grand schemes of religious commitment, middle class respectability, romantic love, and political ideologies in their daily lives, and how they make sense of the existential anxieties and stalled expectations that inevitably accompany such hopes. Drawing on many years of study in Egypt and the life stories of rural, lower-middle-class men before and after the revolution, Schielke views recent events in ways that are both historically deep and personal. Schielke challenges prevailing views of Muslim piety, showing that religious lives are part of a much more complex lived experience.

Jesus the Bridegroom

Jesus the Bridegroom

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

  • Author: Brant Pitre
  • Publisher: Image
  • ISBN: 0770435467
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
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In Jesus the Bridegroom, Brant Pitre once again taps into the wells of Jewish Scripture and tradition, and unlocks the secrets of what is arguably the most well-known symbol of the Christian faith: the cross of Christ. In this thrilling exploration, Pitre shows how the suffering and death of Jesus was far more than a tragic Roman execution. Instead, the Passion of Christ was the fulfillment of ancient Jewish prophecies of a wedding, when the God of the universe would wed himself to humankind in an everlasting nuptial covenant. To be sure, most Christians are familiar with the apostle Paul’s teaching that Christ is the ‘Bridegroom’ and the Church is the ‘Bride’. But what does this really mean? And what would ever possess Paul to compare the death of Christ to the love of a husband for his wife? If you would have been at the Crucifixion, with Jesus hanging there dying, is that how you would have described it? How could a first-century Jew like Paul, who knew how brutal Roman crucifixions were, have ever compared the execution of Jesus to a wedding? And why does he refer to this as the “great mystery” (Ephesians 5:32)? As Pitre shows, the key to unlocking this mystery can be found by going back to Jewish Scripture and tradition and seeing the entire history of salvation, from Mount Sinai to Mount Calvary, as a divine love story between Creator and creature, between God and Israel, between Christ and his bride—a story that comes to its climax on the wood of a Roman cross. In the pages of Jesus the Bridegroom, dozens of familiar passages in the Bible—the Exodus, the Song of Songs, the Wedding at Cana, the Woman at the Well, the Last Supper, the Crucifixion, and even the Second Coming at the End of Time—are suddenly transformed before our eyes. Indeed, when seen in the light of Jewish Scripture and tradition, the life of Christ is nothing less than the greatest love story ever told.

A Ride Through the Disturbed Districts of New Zealand

A Ride Through the Disturbed Districts of New Zealand

Together with Some Account of the South Sea Islands. Being Selections from the Journals and Letters of Lieut. the Hon. Herbert Meade, R. N.

  • Author: Herbert George Philip Meade
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Hawke's Bay (N.Z. : Province)
  • Page: 375
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A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Exodus, Leviticus

A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Exodus, Leviticus

  • Author: Johann Peter Lange
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bible
  • Page: N.A
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A Hebrew Chrestomathy

A Hebrew Chrestomathy

Or, Lessons in Reading and Writing Hebrew

  • Author: William Henry Green
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bible
  • Page: 261
  • View: 1446
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