Glen Harold Stassen is an American ethicist and Baptist theologian. He is known for his work on theological ethics, political philosophy and social justice and for developing the Just Peacemaking theory in ethics on the question of war. Stassen was born February 29, 1936. He is the son of former Minnesota governor and nine-time Presidential hopeful Harold Stassen.
He received his BA in Physics from University of Virginia, BD from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York and his PhD from Duke University. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University, Duke University, Columbia University, and the University of Heidelberg in Germany.
Stassen has held teaching posts at Duke University, Kentucky Southern College, Berea College, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (at SBTS for 20 years). He is currently the Lewis B. Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics and the Executive Director of the Just Peacemaking Initiative at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Stassen is also contributor to Sojourners Magazine and has frequently appeared in the media, including the Los Angeles Times and The O'Reilly Factor.
Awards and Honors
Stassen has been recognized for his excellence in teaching with Fuller’s 1999 All Seminary Council Faculty Award for Outstanding Community Service to Students, as well as the Seabury Award for Excellence in Teaching at Berea College and the Weyerhaeuser Award for Excellence in Teaching. He was named as a 2013 recipient of the Baptist World Alliance Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award and named the 2012 Baptist of the Year by EthicsDaily.com.
His book Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context, co-authored with David Gushee, was awarded Best Book of the Year in the Theology/Ethics category by Christianity Today in 2004. His most recent book, A Thicker Jesus: Incarnational Discipleship in a Secular Age (2012), was named a top ten book by The Christian Century.
- Journey into Peacemaking (1982)
- Just Peacemaking: Transforming Initiatives for Justice and Peace (1992)
- Authentic Transformation: A New Vision of Christ and Culture (with John Howard Yoder and Diane Yeager) (1996)
- Capital Punishment: A Reader, editor (1998)
- Just Peacemaking: Ten Practices for Abolishing War, editor (1998)
- Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context (with David P. Gushee) (2003)
- Living the Sermon on the Mount: A Practical Hope for Grace and Deliverance (2006)
- Peace Action: Past, Present, and Future, editor (with Lawrence S. Wittner) (2007)
- Just Peacemaking: The New Paradigm for the Ethics of Peace and War, editor (2008)
- The War of the Lamb: The Ethics of Nonviolence and Peacemaking, editor (2009)
- A Thicker Jesus: Incarnational Discipleship in a Secular Age (2012)
- The Origin of the Just Peacemaking Ethic
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- Ethicist Glen Stassen wins BWA award
- Baptist of the Year: Glen Stassen
- Christianity Today Book Awards 2004 - Christianity Today magazine - ChristianityTodayLibrary.com
- Stassen's Book Named to Christian Magazine's Top 10
- Glen Stassen's ongoing Just Peacemaking project
- Glen Stassen's homepage at Fuller Theological Seminary
- Essay by Glen Stassen on Just Peacemaking and Terrorism, published in Christian Ethics Today