Religious Ethics, Aesthetics, Practical Theology, Kierkegaard

Professor Jothen teaches classes in Bible, theology and ethics. Current and past courses include Christianity and Social PowerChristian Ethics: Life and DeathChristian Aesthetics and EthicsChristian Theology and Human ExperienceTheology and Creation, and Living Faith: Theology and Practice at Holden Village. His research revolves around questions of moral formation and practice, especially in relation to culture and aesthetics. His first book, Kierkegaard, Selfhood, and Art: Aesthetics and Christian Becoming, is forthcoming from Ashgate. He is married to Kaethe Schwehn, a writer who teaches in the English Department at St. Olaf, and has two delightful small children, Thisbe and Matteus.