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Wirzba, Norman

Works: 39 works in 148 publications in 1 language and 9,819 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: S441, 630.973
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Publications about Norman Wirzba
Publications by Norman Wirzba
Most widely held works by Norman Wirzba
The art of the commonplace : agrarian essays of Wendell Berry by Wendell Berry( Book )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 979 libraries worldwide
Berry's essays offer an agrarian alternative to our dominant urban culture, promoting a compelling vision important to all people dissatisfied with the stress, anxiety, ill-health, and destructiveness of contemporary American culture
The essential agrarian reader : the future of culture, community, and the land by Norman Wirzba( Book )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 790 libraries worldwide
"Offering fresh insights from the disciplines of education, law, history, urban and regional planning, economics, philosophy, religion, ecology, politics, and agriculture, the original essays in The Essential Agrarian Reader develop a sophisticated critique of our culture's current relationship to the land while offering practical alternatives. Leading agrarians, including Wendell Berry, Vandana Shiva, Wes Jackson, Gene Logsdon, Brian Donahue, Eric Freyfogle, and David Orr, explain how to create genuinely sustainable communities. While lamenting the shortsightedness of recent economic and political ambitions, these writers call for an honest accounting and correction of destructive ways of life. They suggest how our society can take practical steps toward integrating soils, watersheds, forests, wildlife, urban areas, and human populations into one great system - a responsible flourishing of our world and culture and a celebration manifested in honest work and respect for the land."--Jacket
Living the Sabbath : discovering the rhythms of rest and delight by Norman Wirzba( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 415 libraries worldwide
"Sabbath is one day a week when we should rest from our otherwise harried lives, right? In Living the Sabbath, Norman Wirzba leads us to a much more holistic and rewarding understanding of Sabbath-keeping"--Amazon
The paradise of God : renewing religion in an ecological age by Norman Wirzba( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
In this work, Norman Wirzba argues that the doctrine of creation - as presented in the Bible and as developed through the centuries - actually holds the key to a true understanding of our place in the environment and our responsibility towards it
Food and faith : a theology of eating by Norman Wirzba( Book )
15 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 libraries worldwide
"This book provides a comprehensive theological framework for assessing eating's significance, demonstrating that eating is of profound economic, moral, and theological significance"--
Transforming philosophy and religion : love's wisdom by Norman Wirzba( Book )
10 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 libraries worldwide
Actively engages love in the practice of philosophy
The phenomenology of prayer by Bruce Ellis Benson( Book )
15 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
This collection of groundbreaking essays considers the many dimensions of prayer, and takes up the meaning of prayer from within a uniquely phenomenological point of view
Way of love : recovering the heart of Christianity by Norman Wirzba( Book )
3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
The pioneering scholar and author of Food and Faith and Living the Sabbath asserts that Christianity has slid off its rightful foundation, arguing that the faith only makes sense and can only be expressed in a healthy way if it seen as based on love, with a mission of training others in the way of love. It's often said that God is love, yet his message of compassion and caring for others is often overshadowed by the battles dividing us politically, culturally, and religiously. Why does Christianity matter if it isn't about love? asks Duke University professor of Theology and Ecology Norman Wirzba. The Way of Love invites readers to experience Christianity that is centered on love. Extensive theological training cannot replace the way of love that transforms and connects each of us to God and the faith, Wirzba contends. Interweaving illuminating testimonials, historical references, and Scripture, he reveals how love allows us to move into the fullness of life; when we do not love we lose our faith. "To fail to love," he reminds us, "is to lose God."
From nature to creation : a Christian vision for understanding and loving our world by Norman Wirzba( Book )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
How does Christianity change the way we view the natural world? In this addition to a critically acclaimed series, renowned theologian Norman Wirzba engages philosophers, environmentalists, and cultural critics to show how the modern concept of nature has been deeply problematic. He explains that understanding the world as creation rather than as nature or the environment makes possible an imagination shaped by practices of responsibility and gratitude, which can help bring healing to our lands and communities. By learning to give thanks for creation as God's gift of life, Christians bear witness to the divine love that is reconciling all things to God
Words of life : new theological turns in French phenomenology by Bruce Ellis Benson( Book )
13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Making peace with the land : God's call to reconcile with creation by Fred Bahnson( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 136 libraries worldwide
"God is reconciling all things in heaven and on earth. We are alienated not only from one another, but also from the land that sustains us. Our ecosystems are increasingly damaged, and human bodies are likewise degraded. Most of us have little understanding of how our energy is derived or our food is produced, and many of our current industrialized practices are both unhealthy for our bodies and unsustainable for the planet. Agriculturalist Fred Bahnson and theologian Norman Wirzba declare that in Christ, God reconciles all bodies into a peaceful, life-promoting relationship with one another. Because human beings are incarnated in material, bodily existence, we are necessarily interdependent with plants and animals, land and sea, heaven and earth. The good news is that redemption is cosmic, with implications for agriculture and ecology, from farm to dinner table. Bahnson and Wirzba describe communities that model cooperative practices of relational life, with local food production, eucharistic eating and delight in God's provision. Reconciling with the land is a rich framework for a new way of life. Read this book to start down the path to restoring shalom and experiencing Jesus' kingdom of shared abundance, where neighbors are fed and all receive enough."--Publisher's description
Being-in-creation : human responsibility in an endangered world ( Book )
4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
"What is the proper relationship between human beings and the more-than-human world? This philosophical question, which underlies vast environmental crises, forces us to investigate the tension between our extraordinary powers, which seem to set us apart from nature, even above it, and our thoroughgoing ordinariness, as revealed by the evolutionary history we share with all life. The contributors to this volume ask us to consider whether the anxiety of unheimlichkeit, which in one form or another absorbed so much of twentieth-century philosophy, might reveal not our homelessness in the cosmos but a need for a fundamental belongingness and implacement in it"--
Religion and sustainable agriculture : world spiritual traditions and food ethics by Todd LeVasseur( Book )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Mars Hill audio journal 113 : January/February 2012 ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Women in the Bible ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
"Studying the women in the Bible can point us to the heart of the biblical narrative and effectively counter the oppression of women in culture and the Church. Without ignoring its difficult androcentric passages, our contributors show us the liberating implications, for both men and women, of Scripture."--Publisher's website
Mars Hill audio journal 129 : September/October 2015 ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Death ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Attending to the process of dying and death from a Christian perspective, our contributors explore how to provide better care for the dying, remember the dead rightly, and prepare for our own deaths-for these, they explain, respond to dimensions of the same problem: our cultural avoidance of death
The gift of creation : images from scripture and earth ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Acedia ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
"Despite its prevalence in our culture, acedia may be the least understood of the seven capital vices, or 'deadly sins.' "At its core, acedia is aversion to our relationship to God because of the transforming demands of his love," Rebecca DeYoung explains. "God wants to kick down the whole door to our hearts and flood us with his life; we want to keep the door partway shut so that a few lingering treasures remain untouched, hidden in the shadows." We deploy two, dissimilar strategies to avoid the demands of love, whether human or divine: not doing what's required of us, or pouring ourselves into something else. Andrew Michel discusses the relationship between the spiritual torpor that attends acedia and clinical depression. Dennis [Okholm] and Amy Freeman examine a primary remedy for acedia, namely stabilitas, or staying put and not running away from love's demands. The novels of Evelyn Waugh reveal the pervasiveness of acedia in modern culture, Heather Hughes explains. Kyle Childress and Alvin Ung track its toxins in congregations and the workplace." --Publisher's website
Patterns of violence ( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"We live in a violent society that is spawning a culture of violence. Our contributor's examine some of the salient patterns of violence in the woprld and our prurient voyeurism of them, and they propose better responses to them for congregations." --Back cover
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Wirzba, Norman
워즈바, 노먼
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