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Lunch* with Berry

Tuesdays: September 10 – December 3

12:10pm -  12:50pm

A Reading Class with the Rev. John Burruss

Room 228

 

“America’s greatest philosopher on sustainable life and living.”

– John Warner, Chicago Tribune

 

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Wendell Berry is an essayist, novelist, and poet.  In 2010, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama and in 2016, he was the recipient of the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle.  Berry lives with his wife, Tanya Berry on their farm in Henry Country, Kentucky. In 1964 he gave-up his prestigious teaching post at NYU to move to a farm in Kentucky where he writes challenges his readers to reconsider their relationship with creation and humanity.

 

Week 1:  September 10 – Overview / Introduction

 

Week 2: September 17 – A Native Hill, page 3

 

Week 3: September 24 – The Unsettling of America, page 118

 

Week 4:  October 1 – The Total Economy, page 66

 

Week 5: October 8 - The Pleasures of Eating, page 143

 

Week 6:  October 15 – Why I am not going to buy a computer, page 234

 

Week 7:  October 22 – The Work of Local Culture, page 102

 

Week 8:  October 29 - Nature as Measure, page 59

 

Week 9:  November 5 – Economy and Pleasure, page 268

 

Week 10:  November 12 -  In Distrust of Movements, page 282

 

Week 11: November 19 – Some Thoughts on Citizenship and Conscience in Honor of Don Pratt, page 296

 

November 26 -  Skip

 

Week 12: December 3 – The Way of Ignorance, page 2004

 

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Earlier Event: November 20
WNL - Finding God in Celebration
Later Event: December 4
WNL - Finding God through Storytelling