Monday, April 16, 2018 - 5:30pm
The YDS and larger Yale community are invited to join professor and author Norman Wirzba ’88 M.A.R. on Monday, April 16, for a discussion of his book Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating, the subject of this semester’s all-school read program at YDS.
The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Marquand Chapel with a reception to follow in the Old Common Room.
Norman Wirzba is Professor of Theology, Ecology, and Agrarian Studies at Duke Divinity School and Senior Fellow at Duke’s Kenan Institute for Ethics. He is the author of several books, including Food and Faith; Way of Love: Recovering the Heart of Christianity; and From Nature to Creation: A Christian Vision for Understanding and Loving Our World. He lectures frequently throughout North America and Europe.
In Food and Faith, Wirzba posits that in our eating we witness to the daily opportunity to reconcile relationships and build community–or not. This makes eating an action of the highest spiritual significance. At YDS, he will explore themes pertinent to a spirituality of eating—above all the deep theological significance of hospitality as humanity’s participation in God’s hospitable ways with the world.