Vance G. Morgan is Professor of Philosophy at Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island and is the author of the popular blog Freelance Christianity: Philosophy, Faith, and the Real World. His previous books include Miracles and Supernatural Physics: Simone Weil on the Relationship Between Science and Religion (2009), and Weaving the World: Simone Weil on Mathematics, Science, and Love (2004). A gifted scholar and natural teacher, he received the Joseph R. Accinno Faculty Teaching Award (2005), Providence College, which recognizes a faculty member who not only demonstrates excellence in teaching, but also conveys a passion and enthusiasm for learning, and shows concern for students academic and personal growth.
Morgan challenges the powerful, but dead end, assumptions of so many about prayer, knocking down a lot of walls that keep them from prayer. But that is only half the case. Insightfully and modestly, he proposes some things that prayer might be in a meaningful life. One of the best is his meditation on Simone Weil's thought that attention and openness are at the heart of prayer." -- Rev. Eric Springsted, Ph.D. Presbyterian Minister, Former Chaplain at Princeton University, Published Scholar, 30 September 2019