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Gretel A. Vanwieren
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Assistant Professor

Gretel Van Wieren is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Michigan State University where her courses focus on religion, ethics, and the environment. She is author of the book, Restored to Earth: Christianity, Environmental Ethics, and Ecological Restoration (Georgetown University Press, 2013), and a paper based on a study (with Stephen R. Kellert) on "The Origins of Aesthetic and Spiritual Values in Children's Experience of Nature" (Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, 2013). Van Wieren is a participant in the Values Roundtable of the New Academy for Nature and Culture, an informal coalition of scholars who have come together to explore a new theory of values for environmental thinking (http://environmentalprospect.org/the-values-roundtable/). She received a Ph.D. in Religious Studies (Ethics) from Yale. Her current book project is on religious responses to key issues in food ethics.