Bruce Ellis Benson is Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Philosophy, Loyola Marymount University. Norman Wirzba is Professor of Theology and Ecology at Duke University's Divinity School and Research Professor of Theology and Ecology at Duke's Nicholas School for the Environment. He is the author of The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age (Oxford University Press, 2007); Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating (Cambridge University Press, 2011); and, most recently (with Fred Bahnson), Making Peace with the Land: God's Call to Reconcile with Creation (IVP Books, 2012).
This collection of seventeen papers deals with Christian and Jewish prayer from a philosophical perspective. . . * -International Review of Biblical Studies * The volume is effective, no doubt, because the analysis of prayer flows at least, in part, out of the practices of prayer; in which case what we have here is not just an intracontinental philosophical discussion but, unexpectedly and pleasantly so, an ecumenical forum of prayerful performances. * -Religious Studies Review *