Rural Cleanings
Periodical profile published in 1977

Publisher:  Christian Rural Research and Resources Service, Canada
Year Published:  1977  
Pages:  7pp  
Inactive Serial

Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX298

A small qurterly magazine that deals with land issues in rural Canada.

Abstract:  The main article in this small quarterly magazine reflects on L. H. Bailey's The Holy Earth (1915) in the light of the "panic" and "survival" concerns that seem to be motivating factors behind current land use discussion and debate. The philosophical and ethical stance taken by Bailey toward the whole earth is neither taken from an attitude of panic or self-preservation related to food and its impending scarcity, nor from the threat of the hungry two-thirds of the developing world getting control of our developed world resources.
Bailey's stance is rather one of holding and handling something that itself is "divine" - the earth. The writers of the article observe that the people of the "back to the land "movement seem to have caught this feeling of obligation for the earth and respond by resettling, reclaiming and renewing the land. The magazine also contains a rural life Sunday worship service as well as a "resources" section that lists various materials dealing with rural issues.

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