Publications

BOOKS:




An Introduction to Christian Environmentalism: Ecology, Virtue, and Ethics
Co-Authored with Kathryn D. Blanchard
Baylor University Press, 2014


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An Ethics of Biodiversity: Christianity, Ecology, and the Variety of Life
Georgetown University Press, 2010











Grounding Religion: A Field Guide to the Study of Religion and Ecology
Co-edited with Dr. Whitney A. Bauman and Dr. Richard R. Bohannon, II
Routledge, 2010







Inherited Land





Inherited Land: The Changing Grounds of Religion and Ecology
Co-edited with Dr. Whitney A. Bauman and Dr. Richard R. Bohannon, II
Pickwick Publications, 2011






SELECTED ARTICLES & BOOK CHAPTERS:

"Balancing Critique and Commitment: A Synthetic Approach to Teaching Religion and the Environment"
Teaching Theology and Religion, 17.3 (2014)

"Prophets Meet Profits: The Virtues of Christian Ecological Ethics and Free Market Environmentalism"
(With Kathryn D. Blanchard)
The Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 34.1 (2014)

"Playing God: Religion in the Geoengineering Debate"
(With Forrest Klingerman)
Bulletin of Atomic Scientists May/June 2014

"The 'War' Against Climate Change and Christian Eco-Justice: Ethical Implications of Martial Rhetoric"
Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology 17 (2013)

"La Causa and Environmental Justice: César Chávez as a Resource for 21st Century Christian Ecological Ethics"
The Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 32:1 (2012)

"Natural Disasters as Moral Lessons: Nazianzus and New Orleans" 
(With Anna Duke and Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen) 
The Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture 6:1 (2012)

“Using Environmental Studies Capstone to Solidify and Assess the Integration of Interdisciplinary Learning at Pacific Lutheran University” 
(With Rose McKenney, Brian Naasz, and William Teska). 
The Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 1:3 (2011)

"Thinking Globally and Thinking Locally: Ecology, Subsidiarity, and a Multiscalar Environmentalism"
The Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture 2.2 (2008)
Anthologized in Religion and the Environment, Vol. IV (Routledge, 2010)

"Communicative Ethics" & "Ecology" Entries
The Spirit of Sustainability volume of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Willis Jenkins, ed.
Berkshire, 2009

"Toward an Ethics of Biodiversity: Science and Theology in Environmentalist Dialogue"
Eco-Spirit: Religions and Philosophies for the Earth
Laurel Kearns & Catherine Keller, eds
Fordham University Press, 2007

"An Ethics of Natureculture & Creation: Donna Haraway's Cyborg Ethics as a Resource for Ecotheology"
Ecotheology 9:3 (2004)


Kevin J. O'Brien   Associate Professor of Religion   Pacific Lutheran University   Tacoma, WA 98447   obrien@plu.edu   253.535.7239