The Author

Jack R. Baker grew up in the small farming community of Shelby, Michigan, and is an associate professor of English at Spring Arbor University. His scholarship and teaching reflect his diverse interests in medieval and modern cultures and literatures. His books include Wendell Berry and Higher Education: Cultivating Virtues of Place (written with Jeff Bilbro) and Telling the Stories Right: Wendell Berry’s Imagination of Port William (edited with Jeff Bilbro). Jack and Jeff also happen to be friends.

The Rooted Faith in Wendell Berry’s Fiction

Perhaps the greatest threat to the church today isn’t falling for doctrinal heresy but implicitly adopting the consumerist, self-centered assumptions of our Western culture.