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Edmund N. Santurri is Professor of Religion and Philosophy and Director of the Ethical Issues and Normative Perspectives program at St. Olaf College. He has taught at St. Olaf since 1980, was Chair of the Religion Department from 1988-1991 and Director of The Great Conversation program from 1996-2008. He is the author of Perplexity in the Moral Life: Philosophical and Theological Considerations and has coedited (with William Werpehowski) The Love Commandments: Essays in Christian Ethics and Moral Philosophy. He is also the author of the "Introduction" to Reinhold Niebuhr's An Interpretation of Christian Ethics newly reissued by Westminster John Knox.
His area of specialization is ethics (theological and philosophical, theoretical and applied). But his teaching has ranged over a wide variety of topics in ethics, theology, philosophy, and religion and culture. In recent years he has focused on political ethics with an emphasis on the "ethics of war"and Christian political realism and on the problem of theodicy in Christian thought.
He also team teaches a course in "Sport Ethics in Society" and with spouse Jolene Barjasteh (who teaches French in Olaf's Dept. of Romance Languages) is an avid season-ticket holding fan of the Minnesota Lynx.