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David Gushee, PhD.

Professor of Christian Social Ethics

Dr. David P. Gushee (PhD, Union Theological Seminary, New York) is an ethicist, pastor, author, and advocate. He is the Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University, and Chair of Christian Social Ethics at Vrije Universiteit (“Free University”) Amsterdam/IBTS.


Gushee is the elected Past-President of both the American Academy of Religion and Society of Christian Ethics, signaling his role as one of the world’s leading Christian scholars. He is author, coauthor, editor, or coeditor of more than 25 books and over 175 academic book chapters, journal articles, and reviews. His most recognized works include Righteous Gentiles of the HolocaustKingdom EthicsThe Sacredness of Human Life, and Changing Our Mind. His new book, After Evangelicalism, charts a theological and ethical course for post-evangelical Christians, a course he more personally relates in memoir, Still Christian. All together his books have sold over 100,000 copies and been translated into a dozen languages.


Over a full 28-year career, he’s been a devoted teacher and mentor as Professor Gushee to college students, seminarians, and PhD students. He’s also led significant activist efforts on climate, torture, and LGBTQ inclusion, and continues to be a keynote speaker at churches, forums, and universities.


For the general media, Gushee has written hundreds of opinion pieces and given interviews to scores of major outlets and podcasts. Along with his friend Jeremy Hall, he also co-hosts a popular podcast called "Kingdom Ethics."


David and his beloved wife Jeanie live in Atlanta, where they are happily surrounded by three children and two grandchildren. He is a classic novel reader, world traveler (soon, again, he hopes), and tennis player, and awaits a call from his beloved Atlanta Braves to resume the baseball career he abandoned in college.

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