Faculty Directory

Cynthia Moe-Lobeda

Professor of Theological and Social Ethics

Core Doctoral Faculty
At the GTU since
(206) 384-8760
Degrees and Certifications

PhD, Union Theological Seminary, 2001

MTS, Wesley Theological Seminary, 1996

MSW, University of Washington, 1981

BA, St. Olaf College, 1976


Curriculum Vitae

Research and Teaching Interests
  • The climate crisis as related to race and class.
  • Theo-ethical inquiry into economic globalization.
  • Theo-ethical inquiry into moral agency and hope.
  • The ethical implications of resurrection and incarnation. 
  • Faith-based resistance to systemic injustice.
  • Earth ethics as the intersection of social justice and ecological well-being.
Selected Publications
  • Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation, Fortress Press, 2013.
  • The Bible and Ethics: A New Conversation, Fortress Press 2018.
  • Public Church: For the Life of the World, Fortress Press, 2004.
  • Healing a Broken World: Globalization and God, Fortress Press, 2002.  
  • "Climate Debt, White Privilege and Christian Ethics as Political Theology," in Common Good(s): Economy, Ecology, Political Theology,"  Fordham Press, 2015.
  • "Being Church in and against White Privilege," in Transforming Lutheran Theologies: Feminist, Womanist, and Mujerista Perspectives, Fortress Press, 2010.
  • "Free Trade Agreements and the Neo-Liberal Economic Paradigm: Economic, Ecological, and Moral Consequences," Journal of Political Theology, 2009.
Courses Taught
  • Christian Ethics as Radical Love Embodied.
  • Climate Justice: Theology and Action in Relation.
  • Faith-Based Social Transformation.
  • Earth Ethics as Justice Ethics.
  • Public Ministry.