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Spencer, Dan

Dan Spencer is Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at The University of Montana where he has taught since 2002. He was born and raised in California, and received his M.Div. (1983) and Ph.D (1994) in Christian Ethics from Union Theological Seminary, New York. His book, Gay and Gaia: Ethics, Ecology, and the Erotic, is published by The Pilgrim Press (1996). Raised Roman Catholic and marinated in Luther’s theology of the cross, he was ordained in the United Church of Christ in 1998. He has worked on human rights issues in Latin America since first living there in 1978, and worked for a number of years at the Center for Global Education at Augsburg College. Some of his areas of teaching and research interest include ecological ethics, ethical issues in ecological restoration, and globalization, justice, and environmental issues in Latin America. His commitment to creation care is rooted in a passion for both geology and theology. He wrote on the practice of “Care for Creation” in On Our Way. He calls himself a “liberation geologian” who links social and environmental justice concerns while reveling in the beauty of the Rocky Mountain West.

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