The Soil of Spirituality: What Agrarians can Teach Us About the Life of Faith
Type: Free public lecture
Format: In-person (Pichette Auditorium, Pembroke College) and livestream
Speaker: Professor Norman Wirzba, Senior Visiting Fellow at the Laudato Si' Research Institute
Action: Register for free
Content: For around 10,000 years people around the globe have secured their livelihoods through agricultural work. Care of land, plants, fellow animals, and community members shaped their daily activities, their self-understanding, and how they thought about life’s major questions. It is only recently that these long-standing agrarian sensibilities have been eclipsed.
In this lecture, Professor Wirzba will explore what agrarian ways might teach us about God, the nature of humanity, and the place of human beings in the world.