Larry Rasmussen


Larry Rasmussen is recognized as a foremost Christian environmental ethicist. He has mentored a generation of Christians in eco-theology and green religion. He rooted his courses and scholarship at Union Theological Seminary in the practice of environmental justice with communities and community leaders. He has published numerous books, including two landmark, award-winning volumes, Earth Community, Earth Ethics and Earth-honoring Faith: Religious Ethics in a New Key. Rasmussen was appointed the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York in 1986, retiring in 2004. From 1990 to 2000 he served as co-moderator of the Justice, Peace, Creative Unit of the World Council of Churches. He is currently directing a ten-year project on Earth-honoring Christianities at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico.

A conversation with Larry Rasmussen