Lecture: “Mormonism and Ecotheology: Promises and Challenges”
George Handley, Author, Activist, Academic
November 10, 2022 | 7:30 PM
Location | Albrecht Auditorium, Claremont Graduate University
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“Mormonism and Ecotheology: Promises and Challenges”
This lecture provides an overview of the most significant principles and teachings in Mormonism regarding environmental stewardship as they stand in dialogue with contemporary trends in ecotheology, and it provides analysis of some of the challenges Mormonism faces in achieving its potential as an active force for change in the age of climate change.
Bio: George Handley is Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities and Comparative Literature at BYU, where he has taught since 1998. He is the author and editor of 12 books, including New World Poetics: Nature and the Adamic Imagination of Whitman, Neruda, and Walcott (U of Georgia P, 2007), The Hope of Nature: Our Care for God’s Creations (Maxwell Institute, 2020), Postcolonial Ecologies (co-edited with Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Oxford UP, 2011), and Climate Change Skepticism: A Transnational Ecocritical Analysis (co-authored with Greg Garrard, Axel Goodbody, and Stephanie Posthumus, Bloomsbury Books, 2019). He has served as department chair, associate dean, and associate director of the Faculty Center at BYU and is currently serving on the Provo City Council. He is the author of the forthcoming book, Lowell L. Bennion: A Mormon Educator (U of Illinois P).