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ERIC Number: EJ1052583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1366-5456
A Harvest of Humility: Agrarian Practice and Christian Higher Education
Groppe, Elizabeth
Journal of Education & Christian Belief, v18 n1 p29-40 2014
Humility, the keystone of the virtues in the Christian spiritual tradition, has been dismissed by modern philosophers, critiqued by feminist theologians, and overpowered by our industrial and technological culture. The incorporation of agricultural experience in Christian higher education presents the opportunity to cultivate anew the virtue of humility, properly understood not as a practice of self-abnegation but as a relation of the creature to the God who has gifted us with nourishing soil and deified us in Christ.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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