Christopher Pramuk lives with his wife Lauri, a pediatrician, and their four children in Cincinnati, where he teaches theology and spirituality at Xavier University. His award-winning essays have appeared in America magazine, Theological Studies, Cross Currents, and the prayer journal Give Us This Day. He is the author of five books, including At Play in Creation: Merton’s Awakening to the Feminine Divine (2014), Hope Sings, So Beautiful: Graced Encounters Across the Color Line (2013), and Sophia: The Hidden Christ of Thomas Merton (2009), which was awarded the International Thomas Merton Society’s 2011 “Thomas Merton Award,” its highest honor. A lifelong musician and student of African American history and spirituality, he has led workshops on the healing of race relations in society and church as well as retreats on the life and writings of Thomas Merton.
Links to his blog, speaking engagements, and many essays can be found at www.HopeSingsSoBeautiful.org.