Place is fundamental to human existence. However, we have lost the very human sense of place in today's postmodern and globalized world.
Craig Bartholomew, a noted Old Testament scholar and the coauthor of two popular texts on the biblical narrative, provides a biblical, theological, and philosophical grounding for place in our rootless culture. He illuminates the importance of place throughout the biblical canon, in the Christian tradition, and in the contours of contemporary thought. Bartholomew encourages readers to recover a sense of place and articulates a hopeful Christian vision of placemaking in today's world.
Anyone interested in place and related environmental themes, including readers of Wendell Berry, will enjoy this compelling book.