Suter Science Seminars

Co-Sponsor: Shenandoah Anabaptist Scientific Society

Friday, November 21, 2008

4-5:30 p.m., Science Center 106


Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology

Willis Jenkins, Ph.D.
Willis Jenkins, Ph.D.

Christian communities around the world have begun to respond to environmental problems, but often struggle to explain how ecological integrity matters for Christian faith. This talk describes several major problems in environmental ethics, some of the ways that theological traditions approach those problems, and how traditions may be changing in this contemporary encounter of faith and sustainability.

Respondents
Shelly Thomas, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Biology, EMU, Harrisonburg, VA
Kenton Brubaker, Ph.D.Professor Emeritus of Biology, EMU, Harrisonburg, VA

About the Presenter

Willis Jenkins, Ph.D.

Willis Jenkins received a BA degree from Wheaton College and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Virginia.  His research focuses on environmental ethics, religion and sustainable development, and moral theologies. He has taught at the University of Virginia and at a rural campus of Uganda Christian University.

Professor Jenkins has significant international experience in community development initiatives, was co-founder of the Episcopal Young Adult Service Corps, and served on the Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on World Mission (2000 to 2006).

He has published articles in the Journal of Religion, Environmental Ethics, Anglican Theological Review, Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion, and the Journal of Lutheran Ethics.

See past 2007-08 Suter Science Seminars or contact Cheryl Doss at (540) 432-4400 for more information.