Willis Jenkins

Margaret A. Farley Assistant Professor of Social Ethics

CV | willis.jenkins@yale.edu Denomination: Episcopal

Professor Jenkins teaches environmental ethics, global ethics, and Christian social thought. He is author of Ecologies of Grace: Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology, which won a 2009 Templeton Award for Theological Promise, and Sustainability, Social Justice, and Christian Ethics (Georgetown, in press). He is editor of The Spirit of Sustainability (2009) and coeditor of Bonhoeffer and King: Their Legacies and Import for Christian Social Thought (2010). He has written recent journal articles on ethics in the environmental sciences, on homelessness and urban theory, and on the field of religion and ecology. He has international experience in community development initiatives, was cofounder of the Episcopal Young Adult Service Corps, and has served on Episcopal Church commissions concerning world mission and the theology of marriage.

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B.A. Wheaton College
M.A., Ph.D. University of Virginia


  1. Bonhoeffer and King: Receiving Their Legacies for Christian Social Thought, co-ed. (Fortress Press, 2010)
  2. The Spirit of Sustainability, ed. (Berkshire Publishing Group, 2009)
  3. Ecologies of Grace: Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology (Oxford University Press, 2008)