The Lindisfarne Tapes

David Ehrenfeld: Ecological Wisdom in Jewish Thought

Episode Summary

David Ehrenfeld, the author of The Arrogance of Humanism, considers the teaching of stewardship implicit in Judaism. Since Jewish Law originally dictated to generations of a land-based community, he explains, it provided a forceful and specific ecological wisdom and ethic of land management from which we might gain insight at present.

Episode Notes

The Lindisfarne Tapes are selected recordings of presentations and conversations at the Lindisfarne Fellows’ meetings. In March of 2013 William Thompson granted permission to the Schumacher Center for a New Economics to transfer the talks from the old reel-to-reel tapes to digital format so that they could be posted online and shared freely. In 2021, the Schumacher Center used the digital audio to create the Lindisfarne Tapes Podcast. Reposting should include acknowledgment of williamirwinthompson.org. Learn more about the Lindisfarne Tapes here.

Ehrenfeld delivered this lecture in 1982 at the Lindisfarne Fellows' Meeting, "The Land: Its Ecological Development and Its Economic Understanding."