Norman Wirzba

 Norman Wirzba
AddressPost Office Box 90968
Durham, NC 27708

Research Professor of Theology, Ecology and Rural Life, Duke University Divinity School

Ph.D., Loyola University,
M.A., Loyola University,
M.A., Yale University Divinity School,
B.A., University of Lethbridge,

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.” 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.

Areas of Interest

Research Professor of Theology, Ecology and Rural Life

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