Research Professor of Theology, Ecology, and Rural Life
Duke Divinity School
B.A. University of Lethbridge
M.A.R. Yale Divinity School
Loyola University Chicago
Ph.D. Loyola University Chicago
Norman Wirzba is the author of The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age and Living the Sabbath: Discovering the Rhythms of Rest and Delight. He has also edited several books including The Essential Agrarian Reader: The Future of Culture, Community, and the Land and The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry. In his teaching and research Wirzba engages agrarian traditions as a means for revitalizing philosophical and theological reflection. He is currently at work on a book on food titled The Grace of Good Food: Eating and the Life of Faith. Agrarianism is not simply for or about farmers, but is a comprehensive cultural force that has wide applications in the areas of economics, politics, education, medicine, and art. Another book project is For the Health of the World: An Agrarian Manifesto that is being written for the series Culture of the Land: A Series in the New Agrarianism that is being published by the University Press of Kentucky (Wirzba is Series Editor at the press).