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The Natural Theology of the Peasant

Wilhelm Röpke in A Humane Economy: ‘The countryman, whose work is dictated by the changing seasons and is dependent on the elements, feels himself to be a creature of the Almighty like the corn in the field and the star following its predestined orbit. The ancient invocations of the Psalms come to his lips spontaneously as if but newly spoken. He knows in his heart how far beyond reach God is and at the same time how intimately close, how unfathomable His will and His mercy.’

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