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Sittler, Joseph and Ecotheology: Home

Here you will find resources by and about Joseph Sittler, Christian theologian of the 20th century, and other resources on Ecotheology

Joseph Sittler, 1904--1987

Dr. Joseph Sittler Speaks at Augsburg (1969)

We've chosen Joseph Sittler to represent ecotheology partly because of his midwestern roots as a Lutheran theologian, but also because he is considered to be the early pioneer of 'ecotheology' . See the 2014 dissertation by Pihkala, "Joseph Sittler and Early Ecotheology" (see Abstract)

Bibliographic overview of Sittler's life and work:

Featured Books on Joseph Sittler and Recent Books on Ecotheology (2021-2023)

Online Resources on

Our JSTOR database provides several hundred downloadable articles and ebook chapters on both Ecotheology and Sittler:  When you open the JSTOR search page, select Advanced Search and then indicate Books and articles 


Search Tips

If you are looking for books about ecotheology, try searching our online catalog** by that subject; see additional search-tips on our LibGuide for 'Religion and Ecology':

Also, be sure to look for books and articles by these scholars related to ecotheology or ecology or environmental ethics:

Jurgen Moltmann, Teilhard de ChardinJacques EllulAlan Padgett, Leah Schade, Wendell Berry, Noah Toly, Joseph Sittler

**Luther Seminary Library Online Catalog

Online catalog to the Luther Seminary Library collection and resources held across the country.

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials PLUS

Religious and theological database of citations and full-text articles and essays.