“According to Scripture, the world we live in is God’s creation. It is the visual, fragrant, audible, touchable, and tastable manifestation of God’s love, the place where God’s desire that others be and be well finds earthly expression.”  ~Norman Wirzba



Raised on a farm in Southern Alberta, Norman went on to study history at the University of Lethbridge, theology at Yale University Divinity School, and philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. Since then he has taught at Saint Thomas More College/University of Saskatchewan, Georgetown College (KY), and Duke University Divinity School. He’s the father of four children and is married to Gretchen Ziegenhals. He likes to bake, cook and make things with wood. He also enjoys playing the guitar. He used to be a good athlete! He enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his family and friends. He tries to grow some food.

To reach him, write to nwirzba@div.duke.edu or call him at 919-660-3496.


Schedule of Events

Below is a listing of forthcoming speaking engagements (Subject to change). To schedule a speaking engagement please contact Norman at nwirzba@div.duke.edu or call him at 919-660-3496.

March 13, 2016 – Loud Lecture, University of Michigan

March 18, 2016 – Wahl Lecture, Taylor University, Edmonton, Alberta

April 8, 2016 – Caring for Creation, Atlanta, GA

April 14-16, 2016 – Calvin College, Festival of Writers

April 19, 2016 – Virginia UMC Conference

April 29, 2016 – Mercy by the Sea Retreat Center

July 11-16, 2016 – Ring Lake Ranch, Wyoming

November 10-12, 2016 – Climate Change Conference, Lake Junalaska, NC




Food & Faith Cover

Cambridge University Press, 2019

Way of Love_Update

Harper One, 2016


Baker Academic, 2015


Fordham University Press, 2015


InterVarsity Press, 2012


Cambridge University Press, 2011


Fordham University Press, 2010


Acclaim Press, 2009


Indiana University Press, 2008


Brazos Press, 2006


Fordham University Press, 2005


University Press of Kentucky/Counterpoint, 2004


Oxford University Press, 2003


Counterpoint, 2002