Mark I. Wallace, Ph.D. graduate of The University of Chicago, is Professor of Religion, Environmental Studies, and Interpretation Theory at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, PA. He has been a visiting professor at The University of Pennsylvania, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Japan International Christian University, and is core faculty for the U.S. State Department’s Institutes on Religious Pluralism at Temple University. His teaching and research interests focus on the intersections between comparative religious thought, critical theory, environmental studies, and social change.
His previous books include Green Christianity: Five Ways to a Sustainable Future (Fortress Press 2010) and Finding God in the Singing River: Christianity, Spirit, Nature (Fortress Press 2005). He is the author of “Losing the Self, Finding the Self: Postmodern Theology and Social Constructionism,” in Social Constructionism and Theology, ed. C. A. M. Hermans, et al. (Brill 2001), 93-111.
His most recent book is When God Was a Bird: Christianity, Animism, and the Re Enchantment of the World (Fordham University Press 2018).
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