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.