United Theological Seminary

Nathaniel Van Yperen

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Nathaniel Van Yperen’s research is in ecological ethics and interpretations of nature. He currently serves as Visiting Assistant Professor at Gustavus Adolphus College where he teaches courses in religion and ecology, race and religion, and the theology and ethics of Martin Luther King Jr. He earned the Ph.D., Th.M., and M.Div at Princeton Theological Seminary. Recent publications include “The Public Significance of the Private Farm” inThe Land Speaks (Oxford, 2017), “‘The Fierce Urgency of Now: The Ecological Legacy of King’s Social Ethics” in the Journal for the Society of Christian Ethics, and a creative nonfiction piece, “Wolf,” in The Common: A Modern Sense of Place. He is writing a book on wilderness. He lives in St. Paul with his partner, his two boys, and a very energetic dog.