Week Nine :: Aug. 19–27

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Food and Faith 

Eating is essential for life, but it is so much more.  All cultures have developed rituals around food and eating that shape the life patterns and rhythms of family and communal life, and religions also utilize food for spiritual nourishment in sacred meals, religious dictums for self-discipline, and for the formation of communal identity.  This week will be a rich and full exploration into the relationship between food and faith.

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2 p.m. Lectures


  • Monday, August 21, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Norman Wirzba

    Location: Hall of Philosophy

    Norman Wirzba is Professor of Theology and Ecology at Duke University, where he is also Senior Fellow for the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke.



  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Rabbi Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus

    Location: Hall of Philosophy

    Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus is a Professor of Religion and Coordinator of Jewish Studies at Wheaton College (MA). His research focuses on meals and religion, especially on the cognitive sensory and communal dimensions of meal rituals.