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Friday, April 1, 2011

Uniqueness of Place

The Poetry of William Carlos Williams of Rutherford

I have just received a copy of Wendell Berry's The Poetry of William Carlos Williams of Rutherford.  I have had a hard time putting it down.  What I like is how Berry deals with Williams' poetry exploring how Williams adapts to and deals with the 'local.'  This is important, especially with respect to pastoral ministry and praxis:  as pastors how do we adapt to the local cultures of our congregations, investigating and exploring their uniqueness?  I wonder, too, what this means when it comes to itineracy:  in moving from place to place do we miss the distinct character of place? 

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