Guest Scholar Reconciles Faith and the Environment
A national scholar who teaches both Christian ethics and environment studies will present “Do Christians Live on Earth? Reconciling Faith and the Environment” at Alma College.
Kevin O’Brien, an author, researcher and assistant professor at Pacific Lutheran University, will present his talk and lead a discussion at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 30 in the Dow Science Center Room L-4. Admission is free and open to the public.
His research focuses on the interconnections between religious faith and social justice, human ethics and environmental concerns, scientific data and moral commitments. He has contributed essays on biodiversity and environmentalism to The Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, and is the author of a forthcoming monograph titled An Ethics of Biodiversity: Christianity, Ecology and the Variety of Life.
O’Brien also is co-editor of the forthcoming textbook Grounding Religion, Rethinking Nature: A Field Guide to Religion and Ecology.
Posted: Sun, March 21st, 2010 at 3:12PM