Santa Clara University

Religious Studies department

Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0335
(408) 551-3000 x6170

Location: Kenna Hall

Keith Douglass Warner, O.F.M.

Associate Adjunct Lecturer

Keith Douglass Warner OFM is a Franciscan Friar of the St. Barbara Province (California). He has an MA in Theology (Franciscan School of Theology/Graduate Theological Union), and a PhD in Environmental Studies (UC Santa Cruz). His research investigates the emergence of environmental and sustainability ethics within scientific and religious institutions, and how these organizations deploy moral discourses to foster a more just and sustainable society. He is actively researching the retrieval of the Franciscan intellectual tradition, especially in the field of philosophy of science and environmental ethics. He recently completed an NSF-funded international STS research project titled “Managing Risk in the Public Interest: How Ethics & Values Shape Biocontrol Practice and Policy.”

TESP 64. Environmental Justice in the Catholic Imagination
TESP 84. Spirituality & Sustainability
TESP 152. Faith, Ethics & the Biodiversity Crisis

Selected Publications (for a complete list, access CV here; for pdfs go to
Franciscan Environmental Ethics: Imagining Creation as a Community of Care. 2011. Journal of the
    Society of Christian Ethics. 31 (1), 143-160.
The Incarnation Matters! Retrieving Franciscan Science for Ecological Literacy. 2011. Association of
    Franciscan Colleges and Universities Journal. 8 (1) 1-13.
Retrieving St. Francis: Tradition and Innovation for Our Ecological Vocation. 2011. In Tobais Winright,
    ed., Green Discipleship: Catholic Theological Ethics and the Environment. Winona, Minnesota: Anselm
    Academic. 114-127.
Care For Creation: A Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth. With Ilia Delio OSF and Pam Wood. Cincinnati:
     St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2008.
Agroecology in Action: Social Networks Extending Alternative Agriculture. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2007

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