"A gifted practitioner who knew how to mobilize movements and change public policy. As a true disciple of Jesus, Glen wanted to change the world." -Jim Wallis
Glen Harold Stassen (1926-2014) was an American ethicist and Baptist theologian. He was known for his work on theological ethics, political philosophy, and social justice and for developing the Just Peacemaking Theory regarding the comparative ethics of war and peace.
Stassen held teaching posts at Duke University, Kentucky Southern College, Berea College, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (for 20 years), and served as 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 contributed to Sojourners Magazine and frequently appeared in the media.
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 last published book, A Thicker Jesus: Incarnational Discipleship in a Secular Age, was named a top ten book by The Christian Century.
He received his BA in Physics from the University of Virginia, his BD from Union Theological Seminary, and his PhD from Duke University.
- Glen Stassen Wikipedia entry including a complete list of books.
- "Glen Stassen dies at 78; took a biblical approach to peace activism" in the Los Angeles Times.
- "Glen Stassen, Theologian, Dies at 78; Championed Nuclear Disarmament" in the New York Times.
- An older but perhaps the best available video giving you a sense of Glen's approach to peacemaking.
- Justice and the Way of Jesus, a powerful collection of essays by a diverse group of Christian thinkers engaging Glen Stassen’s concept of “incarnational discipleship”.