Liam de los Reyes

Liam de los Reyes

Liam de los Reyes

Associate Professor of Moral Theology at Mount Angel Seminary

Biography: 

Liam returned to graduate school to pursue a doctorate in Christian ethics after five years of working in small-scale forestry and green building. His research in environmental ethics has led him to see contemporary theories of land and property as part and parcel of the problems of environmental degradation and environmental injustice, especially against indigenous groups and small landholders. His research recovers a pre-Lockean conception of property from twelfth- and thirteenth-century canon law and theology to suggest resources for an alternative theory of property for political theology today, one that prioritizes the political values of equality, sufficiency, and liberty over economic values like efficiency, productivity, and development.