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Being-in-CreationHuman Responsibility in an Endangered World$
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Brian Treanor, Bruce Benson, and Norman Wirzba

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780823264995

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823264995.001.0001

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Care of the Soil, Care of the Self

Care of the Soil, Care of the Self

Creation and Creativity in the American Suburbs

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(p.159) Care of the Soil, Care of the Self
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Being-in-Creation
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T. Wilson Dickinson

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823264995.003.0010

In “Care of the Soil, Care of the Self,” T. Wilson Dickinson interrogates our familiar places and habitual practices in order to see anew the ways of being of obscure places, ecological connectivity, and the relationship between creativity and creation. He suggests that the care for creation may be connected to the formation of character, and vice versa, in surprising ways.

Keywords:   Ecological Connectivity, Character, Suburbs, Suburban Life, Garden School, Manifest Destiny, Consumerism

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