Earth Ethics: A Case Method Approach (Orbis Books, 2015)

This valuable classroom resource explores a number of issues in social and environmental ethics and provides resources for engaging in ethical reflection about them. Nine cases explore issues like population growth, material consumption, and climate change; water rights and species conservation; genetic engineering and food security in Sub-Saharan Africa; hydraulic fracturing and greenhouse gas reduction options; and mountaintop coal removal mining and fossil fuel divestment.

Utilizing the tried-and-true case method approach pioneered by the Harvard Business School, the case studies present material in a clear and relevant fashion and allow instructors to select discrete issues for study and discussion.

James B. Martin-Schramm is professor of religion at Luther College, Decorah, IA. He is author of Climate Justice: Ethics, Energy, and Public Policy (Fortress 2010) and co-editor of Christian Ethics: A Case Method Approach, 4th ed. (Orbis 2012). He is also a member of the Eco-Reformation Speakers Bureau.

Dan Spencer is associate professor of environmental studies and has taught at the University of Montana since 2002. He is the author of Gay and Gaia: Ethics, Ecology and the Erotic (Pilgrim, 1996).

Laura A. Stivers is associate professor of ethics and Director of the Graduate Humanities program at Dominican University of California. She is the author of Disrupting Homelessness (Fortress, 2012) and co-author of Christian Environmental Ethics: A Case Method Approach.

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