Widely regarded as one of the world's leading Christian ethicists, Dr. David P. Gushee is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of 22 books and hundreds of articles in his field, including Righteous Gentiles of the Holocaust, Kingdom Ethics, The Sacredness of Human Life, Evangelical Ethics, A Letter to My Anxious Christian Friends, Still Christian, and the forthcoming Moral Leadership for a Divided Age: Fourteen People Who Dared to Change Our World.
was elected by his peers to serve as the current President of the
American Academy of Religion and the immediate Past-President of the
Society of Christian Ethics, a very rare combination for any religion
A devoted teacher, Professor Gushee
offers courses to seminary students at Mercer's McAfee School of
Theology, and to college students in Macon. Over a busy 25-year career,
he has written opinion pieces or given interviews to almost all major
national and religion media outlets in the United States and many around
the world. He has also been heavily involved in numerous activist
efforts for peace, justice, human dignity, and the integrity of God's
creation, most notably in addressing torture, climate change, and the
continued harm being inflicted on LGBTQ persons by Christian churches
Rev. Dr. Gushee
holds a BA from the College of William & Mary; a Master of Divinity
from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; and a Master of Philosophy
and Doctor of Philosophy from Union Theological Seminary in New York.
He is a Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and
Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer
University, where he has served for eleven years.
his beloved wife Jeanie, and their regal cat Noah live in NE Atlanta,
where they are happily surrounded by four generations of family members,
including his father, sister, three children, and two grandchildren. He
is a classic novel reader, world traveler, and tennis player, and
awaits a call from his beloved Atlanta Braves to resume the baseball
career he abandoned in college.