Wild Spirituality: Queer Grief and Grievance in an Age of Extinctions
Join us on Thursday, April 15 at 6:00 pm EST for a lecture on Wild Spirituality: Queer Grief and Grievance in an Age of Extinctions with Jacob J. Erickson. Professor Erickson is the Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics, Trinity College Dublin.
Living in what is now called the Sixth Extinction, creaturely deaths and disappearances exceed knowing and feeling. Widely implicated in these losses is Christian theology, with heterosexist and settler-colonial histories of being human, of being created in the image of God. In this talk, Erickson will explore recent queer ecologies that wrestle with the concept of the “wild,” asking how queer perspectives on wild animality might offer deeply felt ways of grief and grievance, playful mourning and protest, for these losses. In short, what might a “wild ecospirituality” look like in a time of mass extinction?
About Jacob J. Erickson
Jacob J. Erickson has lectured in theological ethics at Trinity since 2016. He previously taught Religion and Environmental Studies at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, USA. Alongside theologian Marion Grau (Norwegian School of Theology), he chairs the Sacred Texts, Theory, and Theological Construction Unit and serves on the Steering Committee for the Martin Luther and Global Lutheran Traditions Unit for the American Academy of Religion.