Forrest Clingerman

Ohio Northern University
CEC21 advisory group
Former CEC participant

Forrest Clingerman, Ph.D., is Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Ohio Northern University, where he is also Director of the Honors Program and the Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence.  His research focuses on the theological and philosophical interpretation of environments.  Much of his research investigates theologies of climate change and climate engineering.  He received his M.Div. from Boston University (USA) and his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa (USA)in Modern Religious Thought.

Clingerman is author or co-author of numerous journal articles and book chapters, as well as co-editor of Exploring Nature’s Texture: Arts and Religion Responding to the Environment(Brill, 2018), Theological and Ethical Perspectives on Climate Engineering: Calming the Storm (Lexington, 2016), and Interpreting Nature: The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics (Fordham University Press, 2013). He is founding co-editor of the Fordham University Press book series Groundworks and a member of the editorial board of Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology. Recently he was academic adviser and co-editor of a report on faith responses to climate engineering for GreenFaith, a religious NGO located in the USA.  The report, Playing God? Multi-faith Responses to the Prospect of Climate Engineeringis available at