RURAL SYNTHESIS
The Religious Basis of Rural Culture

an excerpt

Martin Thornton


Authorized Reissue

Foreword by Rev. R. Hanson, M.A., B.D.

© Akenside Press and Matthew C. Dallman, 2016. Reissued with permission of Monica Thornton. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher, Akenside Press.

First British edition, 1948
by Skeffington and Son LTD London

Cover image “St._Rumwolds' Church, near Bonnington, Romney Marsh, Kent” by Paul Russon is licensed under CC BY 2.0 / Cropped from original





CONTENTS

Forward and Preface
1. Introduction
2. The Meaning of “The Land”
3. “The Land” in Poetry
4. The Agricultural Ethic
5. The Prophetic Element in Agriculture
6. The Church in Rural Economy
7. The Theology of Rural Synthesis
8. The Rural Personality
9. Pastoralia
10. The Rural Liturgy
11. Rural Synthesis and the Modern World
12. Conclusion




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© Akenside Press and Matthew C. Dallman, 2016. Reissued with permission of Monica Thornton. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher, Akenside Press.