Biography of Colorado State’s Holmes Rolston III ‘Father of Environmental Ethics’ Published

The life of one of Colorado State University’s preeminent philosophers and scholars is now detailed in a new book, "Saving Creation: Nature and Faith in the Life of Holmes Rolston III." Author Christopher Preston’s book documents the emeritus philosophy professor and founder of environmental ethics from his childhood to his Presbyterian ministry to his place on the world’s stage of creative and groundbreaking thinkers.

Over the course of his career, the Templeton Prize winner, Gifford lecturer, and University Distinguished Professor often stirred controversy by challenging human-centered value systems, instead embracing the intrinsic worth of plants, animals, and ecosystems.

This is the first biography written about Rolston, who is known as the "Father of Environmental Ethics" for his bold and profound contributions to the intersection of modern science and religion.

Preston is Rolston’s former student and a noted expert on environmental philosophy. He teaches philosophy at the University of Montana in Missoula.

The book is published by Trinity University Press.