David Gushee: Christian Ethics in the Public Sphere


Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading Christian ethicists, David is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of 22 books, most notably Righteous Gentiles of the Holocaust, Kingdom Ethics,The Sacredness of Human Life, Evangelical Ethics, A Letter to My Anxious Christian Friends, Still Christian, and the for the coming Moral Leadership for a Divided Age: Fourteen People Who Dared to Change Our World.

David is currently serving as the President of the American Academy of Religion and is the immediate Past- President of the Society of Christian Ethics – a rare combination for any religious scholar.

Over a busy 25-year career, David has also been heavily involved in numerous activist efforts for peace, justice, human dignity, and the integrity of God’s creation, most notably in addressing torture, climate change, and the continued harm being in incited on LGBTQ persons by Christian churches and families.