Cathedral Events

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 7:30 PM

Dramas of Love and Dirt: Soil and the Salvation of the World

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Norman Wirzba

The opening chapters of Genesis speaks of humans being made ‘out of the dust.’ This connection with the soil provides a clue to how we thrive as humans. Drawing on traditions of sustainable farming, and Christian thinking on the place of humanity within the created order, Professor Wirzba will provide some tangible ways to both act and think about the soil under our feet, and how it is in our best interests to work with it wisely.

About Norman Wirzba

Norman Wirzba likes examining the intersections of theology, philosophy, and ecology as the research professor of Theology, Ecology, and Rural Life at Duke Divinity School. 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. 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.

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