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Wirzba, Norman

Overview
Works: 35 works in 117 publications in 1 language and 8,274 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor
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 )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 946 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 ( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 798 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 420 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 )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 405 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 )
12 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 384 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"--Prelimimary page
Transforming philosophy and religion : love's wisdom by Norman Wirzba( Book )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 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 231 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
Words of life : new theological turns in French phenomenology by Bruce Ellis Benson( Book )
12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
From nature to creation : a Christian vision for understanding and loving our world by Norman Wirzba( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 138 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
Making peace with the land : God's call to reconcile with creation by Fred Bahnson( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 130 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
Way of love : recovering the heart of Christianity by Norman Wirzba( Book )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Being-in-creation : human responsibility in an endangered world ( Book )
3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 61 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"--
Mars Hill audio journal 113 January/February 2012 ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Women in the Bible ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 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
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
Death ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 8 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
Work ( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"Our labor should mirror God's creation and care for the world, but often it is mere drudgery because we idolize work or distort its meaning. Our contributor's explore work's goodness in the Christian moral life and diagnose its contemporary diseases." --Back cover
Generosity ( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"Since generosity echoes God's love, practicing it in our lives and congregations is essential. Our contributors explore distinctive features of Christian generosity, its central role in discipleship, and why its practice is so difficult in a consumerist culture." --Back cover
Eat with joy : redeeming God's gift of food by Rachel Marie Stone( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Food is the source of endless angst and anxiety. We struggle with obesity and eating disorders. Reports of agricultural horror stories give us worries about whether our food is healthy, nutritious or justly produced. It's hard to know if our food is really good for us or for society. Our relationship with food is complicated to say the least. But God intended for us to delight in our food. Rachel Stone calls us to rediscover joyful eating by receiving food as God's good gift of provision and care for us. She shows us how God intends for us to relate to him and each other through food, and how our meals can become expressions of generosity, community and love of neighbor. Eating together can bring healing to those with eating disorders, and we can make wise choices for sustainable agriculture. Ultimately, redemptive eating is a sacramental act of culture making through which we gratefully herald the feast of the kingdom of God. Filled with practical insights and some tasty recipes, this book provides a Christian journey into the delight of eating. Come to the table, partake of the Bread of Life -- and eat with joy. -- Publisher
 
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