Norman WirzbaResearch Professor of Theology, Ecology, and Rural Life
211 B Gray
Duke Divinity School
Durham, NC 27708-0967
Norman Wirzba pursues research and teaching interests at the intersections of theology, philosophy, ecology, and agrarian and environmental studies. In particular, he focuses on understanding and promoting practices that will equip both rural and urban church communities to be more faithful and responsible members of creation. Current projects focus on eating as a spiritual discipline, theological reflection as informed by place, and agrarianism as a viable and comprehensive cultural force.
Dr. Wirzba has published The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age and Living the Sabbath: Discovering the Rhythms of Rest and Delight. His most recent book is Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating. He also has edited The Essential Agrarian Reader: The Future of Culture, Community, and the Land and The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry.
Professor Wirzba serves as general editor for the book series Culture of the Land: A Series in the New Agrarianism, published by the University Press of Kentucky.
- Henry Bugbee’s The Inward Morning
- Wendell Berry’s A Timbered Choir: Sabbath Poems & The Unsettling of America
- Pierre Hadot’s Philosophy as a Way of Life
- John Manousakis’s God After Metaphysics
- Robert Pogue Harrison’s Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition
- Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
- Thomas Traherne’s Centuries of Meditations
- John Howard Yoder’s Body Politics