Rooted and Grounded
Essays on Land and Christian Discipleship
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"If Christian faith is about being grounded in the life of God, this book helps us see that God's own life has from the beginning been grounded in the land as the place where divine love is made manifest and goes to work. Rooted and Grounded opens multiple vistas for a fresh revisioning of biblical exegesis and theological reflection. In doing so it helps us make the essential connections that are foundational for the healing of human and land communities. It deserves a wide readership."
--Norman Wirzba, Professor of Theology, Ecology, and Agrarian Studies, Duke Divinity School
"Nowhere have I read a more substantive and informative collection of essays, all written for this volume, that drives home the importance of the land in theological reflection and ethical practice. Rooted and Grounded inspires us to reconnect with the land from which we came and to which we shall return.
--William P. Brown, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary
"Christians in industrialized societies are a long way from accounting for our estrangement from the land on which human community depends, not least the effect of such estrangement on Christian discipleship. This diverse collection from the cutting-edge, international Rooted and Grounded conference at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary represents creative and refreshing steps forward in biblical, systematic, and historical theology. I'm delighted to recommend it."
--Tommy Givens, Fuller Theological Seminary, Author of We the People: Israel and the Catholicity of Jesus