The School of Theology. Sewanee: The University of the South


Jenkins to Present “The Future of Love”

Hargrove Auditorium,

On April 5, Willis Jenkins, the Margaret A. Farley Assistant Professor of Social Ethics at Yale Divinity School, will present “The Future of Love: Intergenerational Risk and Theological Ethics.”

Jenkins' lecture considers several models of intergenerational ethics, including the ambiguities of love in a theological model. He poses this question — In a time of intergenerational risk from problems like climate change and unmet intra-generational needs arising from persistent global poverty, how should we think about obligations to future generations?

Jenkins teaches environmental ethics, global ethics, and Christian social thought at Yale Divinity School, and also holds a secondary appointment at Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. He is author of Ecologies of Grace: Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology, which won a 2009 Templeton Award for Theological Promise, and Sustainability, Social Justice, and Christian Ethics (Georgetown, in press). He is editor of The Spirit of Sustainability (2009) and coeditor of Bonhoeffer and King: Their Legacies and Import for Christian Social Thought (2010). He has written recent journal articles on ethics in the environmental sciences, on homelessness and urban theory, and on the field of religion and ecology. He has international experience in community development initiatives, was cofounder of the Episcopal Young Adult Service Corps, and has served on Episcopal Church commissions concerning world mission and the theology of marriage.

The lecture will be held in Hargrove Auditorium, Hamilton Hall, The School of Theology, at 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.