Jim Martin-Schramm

Professor of Religion
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Research Related to Sustainability

  • Climate Justice and Protestant Energy Ethics panel remarks addressing the topic "What Powers Us? Interdisciplinary and Comparative Religious Moral Foundations and Methods for Twenty-First Century Energy Ethics" Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethic, Chicago, IL, January 2015.
  • Earth Ethics: Challenges for the 21st Century, four presentations at Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center, Carefree, AZ, March 2015.
  • "Why Lutherans Care About Creation" workshop presentation at the ELCA Southeast Minnesota Synod Assembly, Rochester, MN, May 2015.
  • Earth Ethics: A Case Method Approach, co-authored with Laura Stivers and Daniel Spencer, Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2015.
  • “Teaching Climate Change and Climate Justice in Religion/Religious Studies Classrooms,” with Daniel T. Spencer, Religion and Ecology Group and Transformative Scholarship and Pedagogy Group, annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, GA, November 2015.
  • “Caring for Creation in a Global Society,” keynote presentation at the 80th annual Association of Lutheran College Faculties Conference, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, September 2015.

Student/Faculty Collaborative Research

  • 2007: Luther College and the President's Climate Commitment. Student collaborator: Megan Selvig
  • 2007: Climate Change and U.S. Energy Policy. Student collaborator: Kristin Reitz
  • 2011: "Live Simply So Others May Simply Live": Capitalism, Climate Change, and Christian Discipleship. Student collaborator: Kristi Holmberg

Courses Relating to Sustainability

REL-239: ST: Eco-Reformation
REL-241: Christian Ethics
REL-242: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
REL-243: Environmental Ethics

PAID-450: Entrepreneurship and the Common Good