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D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership

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STEWARDSHIP: Annual Ethics Across the Disciplines Conference

D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership
Viterbo University
La Crosse, Wisconsin

April 1–3, 2004

Caring for the Earth and Its Inhabitants

A Joint Conference of Midwest Region Society of Christian Philosophers and Ethics Across the Disciplines

April 1

7:30–9 p.m. – Keynote Lecture, Fine Arts Center Main Theatre

Terry Tempest Williams – Ground Truthing

9–10 p.m. – Reception

April 2

7:30 a.m. – Registration/Continental Breakfast, Reinhart Center

8 a.m. – Welcome, Reinhart Center room 127

8:15–9:30 a.m. – Session Ia, Reinhart Center room 127

  • Theology of Ecology: Creation, Stewardship, and Cosmic Redemption –  Aurelie Hagstrom, Providence College
  • To Whom Much Has Been Given: A Biblical Perspective on the Responsibilities of Human Beings as Environmental Stewards – Christopher Stone, University of Utah

Session Ib, Reinhart Center Board Room

  • Can Rorty Help Develop a Utilitarianism Plausible for Christian Philosophers? – Andrew Gustafson, Bethel College
  • John Martin Fischer on the Proper Role of Frankfurt Cases – David Werther, University of Wisconsin-Madison

9:45–11 a.m. –Session IIa, Reinhart Center room 127

  • Stewardship, the Self, and Bioethics – Eric Kraemer, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • Beyond an Ecological Context: A Theological Framework for the Principle of Stewardship as it Relates to Health and Health Care – Mark Repenshek, Columbia St. Mary’s Health System

Session IIb, Reinhart Center Board Room

  • The Voice of the Holy Tree: Ecotheology and 'The Dream of the Rood' – Susan Carpenter Sims, New Mexico Highlands University
  • This is My Return: Terry Tempest Williams’ Call for a Mormon Land Ethic in Refuge – Grant T. Smith, Viterbo University

Session IIc, Reinhart Center room 130

  • The Unsettling of Rationality – David Booman, Viterbo University
  • Rethinking Vegetarianism – Jon Jensen, Luther College

11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. – Session IIIa, Reinhart Center room 127

  • Boulders, Native Prairie, and a Theistic Stewardship Ethic – Bruce R. Reichenbach, Augsburg College
  • Understanding the Ethics of Land and Community Stewardship in a Rural College Town – Edward C. Lorenz, Alma College

Session IIIb, Reinhart Center Board Room

  • Exclusive, Inclusive, and Rawlsian Public Reason – Tony Smith, Luther College
  • Trinitarian Stewardship and the Limits of Capitalism and Socialism – Eric Manchester, Viterbo University

Session IIIc, Reinhart Center room 130

  • Teaching Environmental Philosophy: Experiential and Holistic Practices – Paula Hirschboeck, Edgewood College

12:30–1:30 p.m. – Lunch, Reinhart Center Commons

1:45–2:45 p.m. – Session IV, Reinhart Center room 127

  • Sabbath Environmentalism –Norman Wirzba, Georgetown College

3–4:15 p.m. – Session Va, Reinhart Center room 127

  • 'Thou Art Dust, to Dust You Shall Return': The Importance of the Soul/Body Debate for Stewardship – Jennifer Hockenbery, Mount Mary College
  • Is a Metaphysics of Human Nature Relevant to the Issue of Environmental Stewardship? – Kevin Corcoran, Calvin College

Session Vb, Reinhart Center room 130

  • The Grammar of Stewardship – Peter W. Bakken, Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies
  • Toward a Framework for Viable Versions of the Stewardship Model of Environmental Ethics – Fred Simmons, Yale University

6 p.m. – Banquet, Reinhart Center Board Room

7:30–9 p.m. – Keynote Lecture, Fine Arts Center Main Theatre

Calvin DeWitt, Au Sable Institute and University of Wisconsin-Madison
Stewardship Dynamics: Human-Earth Interplay toward Sustainability

9 p.m. – Reception

April 3

8:15–8:45 a.m. – Ecumenical Worship Service, Reinhart Center Board Room

9–10:15 a.m. – Session VIa, Reinhart Center room 127

  • Amoral Gods – Sandra Menssen, University of St. Thomas
  • Why Only a Human Should Believe in Miracles – Charles M. Hermes, Florida State University

Session VIb, Reinhart Center Board Room

  • The Good Earth: A Comparative Study of Judeo-Christian and Hindu Traditions – Darian C. De Bolt, University of Central Oklahoma
  • Sacred Matter – Bernice Marie-Daly, Fairfield University

Session VIc, Reinhart Center room 130

  • Stewardship and Wilderness – Justin McBrayer, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • The Viability of 'Stewardship' for a Distinctively Christian Ecology –  Christopher Vena, Marquette University

10:30–11:15 a.m. – Session VIIa, Reinhart Center room 127

  • What Knowledge is Required for Responsible Stewardship of Creation? – David K. Foster, Messiah College
  • The European Union’s Environmental Policy – Keith Knutson, Viterbo University

Session VIIb, Reinhart Center Board Room

  • Franciscan Intellectual Tradition: The Environment and Ecofeminism – Phil Hoebing, O.F.M., Quincy University
  • Stewardship, Hierarchy, and Servant Leadership – Carl Koch, Viterbo University

Session VIIc, Reinhart Center room 130

  • Hick the Inclusivist: Religious Pluralism as Unstable Middle Ground – James F. Sennett, Lincoln Christian College and Seminary
  • Ritschl’s Case for the Rationality of Theistic Belief – John Kronen, University of St. Thomas

noon–1 p.m. – Lunch

1–2:15 p.m. – Session VIIIa, Reinhart Center room 127

  • Virtual Reality Actions and Moral Responsibility – Jay Milbrant, Bethel College, and Andrew Gustafson, Bethel College
  • Iris Murdoch and ‘Devilish’ Metaphysics: A Guide to Morals? – Scott Moore, Baylor University

Session VIIIb, Reinhart Center Board Room

  • Students and Stewardship: A Conflict of Worldviews – Robert Keys, Cornerstone University
  • Oikos Logos: The Knowledge of Home as a Theological Foundation in Teaching Environmental Spirituality – Earl Madary, Viterbo University

2:30–3:30 p.m. – Session IX

  • Who Do We Need to Be?: Ecological Virtues and Care of the Earth – Stephen Bouma-Prediger, Hope College

For more information contact Richard Kyte at 608-796-3704 or email ethics@viterbo.edu.

Sponsored by the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership and the Midwest Region Society of Christian Philosophers.