…Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics…
Jacob J. Erickson has lectured in theological ethics at Trinity since 2016. He previously taught Religion and Environmental Studies at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, USA. Alongside theologian Marion Grau (Norwegian School of Theology), he chairs the Sacred Texts, Theory, and Theological Construction Unit and serves on the Steering Committee for the Martin Luther and Global Lutheran Traditions Unit for the American Academy of Religion. His research and teaching interests include:
- Ecotheology, Environmental Ethics, and the Environmental Humanities
- Queer Theologies and LGBTIQ Ethics
- Theology in Posthumanism and New Materialism
- Lutheran Theology and Ethics
Erickson is currently working on an extended project on the intersections of global warming and theology called A Theopoetics of the Earth: Divinity in the Anthropocene. He’s also working on an introductory text on sexuality and queer theological ethics.
My work is concentrated in the areas of metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics. I specialize in Continental Philosophy and the philosophy of Bernard Lonergan. I have write on the philosophy of art and architecture, and do applied ethics in the areas of international development and urban affairs.
Latin American literature, American literature, Novel Theory, Narratology, Ecocriticism, Race & Ethnicity, Literature & Ethics
Theater, Ethics, Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Approaches to Literature
Place-based ecocriticism, modernism and postmodernism, environmental ethics
Literature, ethics, and quantification. Charles Dickens. William Blake.
interdisciplinary research; opera; ethics and politics of reviewing
affect and ethics of reading, composition and rhetoric, information literacy, Chicago literature
Chivalric romances, affective piety, emotions, virtue ethics, medievalism