David McDuffie

Lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

A significant part of David's research and teaching interests revolves around the interdisciplinary conversations between religion and the natural sciences and the ways in which these conversations contribute to ecological conservation.  These interests are explored with reference to conceptions of the natural environment from established religious traditions (with a particular emphasis on Christian tradition) as well as through an examination of whether concern and care for natural environments can be understood as a form of religious expression. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Diocesan Committee on Environmental Ministry for the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. David holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Master’s degrees in Religion and Philosophy from the University of Georgia where he also earned a graduate certificate in Environmental Ethics. In May 2017, he graduated with his DMin degree from The School of Theology at Sewanee. His doctoral project is entitled “Nature’s Sacrament: The Epic of Evolution and a Theology of Sacramental Ecology.”