Articles & Book Chapters

2010 Onwards

Wesley J. Wildman, “Cognitive Error and Contemplative Practices,” Journal of Nanjing University of Science and Technology (Social Sciences Edition), forthcoming, 2011 (in Chinese). PDF of English Translation

Wesley J. Wildman, “Human Beings in the Microbial Ocean,” Journal of Nanjing University of Science and Technology (Social Sciences Edition), forthcoming, 2011 (in Chinese).

Wesley J. Wildman, “Mark Johnston’s Naturalistic Account of God and Reality, Life and Death,” American Journal of Theology and Philosophy (forthcoming, 2011).

Wesley J. Wildman, “Comparative Natural Theology,” in Russell Re Manning, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming, 2011). PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “Science and Religion,” in Dawn DeVries and Brian A. Gerrish, eds., The New Westminster Dictionary of Christian Theology (forthcoming, 2010). PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “Evolution,” in Dawn DeVries and Brian A. Gerrish, eds., The New Westminster Dictionary of Christian Theology (forthcoming, 2010). PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “Determinism,” in Dawn DeVries and Brian A. Gerrish, eds., The New Westminster Dictionary of Christian Theology (forthcoming, 2010). PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “A Review and Critique of ‘The Divine Action Project’—A Dialogue among Scientists and Theologians,” in Fr. Val. A. McInnes, O.P., Philosophy and Theology in the New Millennium (Tulane University Press, forthcoming, 2010).

Patrick McNamara, Richard Sosis, and Wesley J. Wildman, “Announcing a New Journal,” Religion, Brain & Behavior 1/1 (2011): 1-4.`

Wesley J. Wildman, “The Ambiguous Heritage and Perpetual Promise of Liberal Theology,” American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 32/1 (2011): 43-61.

Wesley J. Wildman, “An Introduction to Relational Ontology,” in John Polkinghorne and John Zizioulas, eds. The Trinity and an Entangled World: Relationality in Physical Science and Theology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010): 55-73. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman and Patrick McNamara, “Evaluating Reliance on Narratives in the Scientific Study of Religious Experiences,” International Journal of Psychology of Religion (20/4, 2010): 223-254. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “Distributed Identity: Human Beings as Walking, Thinking Ecologies in a Microbial World,” in Nancey Murphy, Martinez Hewlett, Christopher Knight, and J. Wentzel van Huyssteen, eds., Human Identity at the Intersection of Science, Technology, and Religion (forthcoming, 2010): 165-178. PDF

2005-2009

Wesley J. Wildman, “The Inevitability of Religion and the Wisdom of Cooperation with Science,” in Liu Xiaoting, ed., Essays in Science and Religion (in Chinese; forthcoming, 2010). PDF of English translation

Wesley J. Wildman, “Narnia’s Aslan, Earth’s Darwin, and Heaven’s God,” in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought (November, 2009). PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “Keith Ward Answers the Big Questions: A Review Essay,” Reviews in Science and Religion (November, 2009).

Wesley J. Wildman, “Evaluating the Teleological Argument for Divine Action,” in F. LeRon Shults, Nancey Murphy, and Robert John Russell, eds., Philosophy, Science, and Divine Action, Philosophical Studies in Science and Religion, vol. 1 (Leiden: Brill, 2009): 141-189.

Wesley J. Wildman, “Cognitive Error and Contemplative Practices: The Cultivation of Discernment in Mind and Heart,” Buddhist-Christian Studies 29 (2009): 59-79. PDF

Nathaniel F. Barrett and Wesley J. Wildman, “Seeing is Believing? How Reinterpreting the Direct Realism of Perception as Dynamic Engagement Alters the Justificatory Force of Religious Experience,” in International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 66/2 (2009): 71-86; published online December 17, 2008. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman and Patrick McNamara, “Challenges Facing the Neurological Study of Religious Belief, Behavior and Experience,” Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 20/3 (2008): 212-242. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “Hand in Glove: Evaluating the Fit between Method and Theology in van Huyssteen’s Interpretation of Human Uniqueness,” Zygon 43/2 (June, 2008): 475-491. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “The Import of Physical Cosmology for Philosophical Cosmology,” Theology and Science 6/2 (May 2008): 197-212. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “Nature, God, Jesus, and Creativity,” American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 29/1 (January 2008): 44-60. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “From Law and Chance in Nature to Ultimate Reality,” in Fraser Watts, ed. Creation, Law, and Probability (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2008): 155-179. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “The Divine Action Project, 1998-2003,” in Robert John Russell, Nancey Murphy, and William R. Stoeger, S.J. (eds.), Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action: Twenty Years of Challenge and Progress (Vatican City State: Vatican Observatory and Berkeley: Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, 2007): 133-176.

Wesley J. Wildman, “Robert Cummings Neville,” for Encyclopedia of American Philosophy (New York: Routledge, 2007). PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “Basic Christological Distinctions,” Theology Today 64/3 (October 2007): 285-304. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “Incongruous Goodness, Perilous Beauty, Disconcerting Truth: Ultimate Reality and Suffering In Nature,” in Nancey Murphy, Robert J. Russell, and William R. Stoeger, eds., Physics and Cosmology: Scientific Perspectives on the Problem of Natural Evil (Vatican City State: Vatican Observatory and Berkeley: Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, 2007): 267-294. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “The Use and Meaning of the Word ‘Suffering’ in Relation to Nature,” in Nancey Murphy, Robert J. Russell, and William R. Stoeger, eds., Physics and Cosmology: Scientific Perspectives on the Problem of Natural Evil (Vatican City State: Vatican Observatory and Berkeley: Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, 2007): 53-66. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “Radical Embodiment and Theological Anthropology,” in American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 28/3 (September, 2007): 346-363. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “Behind, Between, and Beyond Anthropomorphic Models of Ultimate Reality,” Philosophia 35/3-4 (2007): 407-425. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “From Grand Dreaming to Problem Solving,” guest editorial for Zygon 42/2 (June, 2007): 277-80. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “The Significance of the Evolution of Religious Belief and Behavior for Religious Studies and Theology,” commentary and analysis essay for Patrick McNamara, ed., Evolution, Genes, and the Religious Brain: 227-272. Vol. 1 of Where God and Science Meet: How Brain and Evolutionary Studies Alter Our Understanding of Religion, 3 vols. (Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2006). PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “Rational Theory Building: Beyond Modern Enthusiasm and Postmodern Refusal (A Pragmatist Philosophical Offering),” in LeRon Shults, ed., The Evolution of Rationality (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006): 30-46. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “Ground-of-Being Theologies,” in Philip Clayton, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006): 612-632. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “Comparative Natural Theology,” American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 27/2&3 (May/September, 2006): 173-90. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “Comparing Religious Ideas: There’s Method in the Mob’s Madness,” in Thomas Athanasius Indinopulos, Brian C. Wilson, and James Constantine Hanges, eds., Comparing Religions: Possibilities and Perils?; Numen History of Religion Series (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2006): 77-113. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “Robert John Russell’s Theology of God’s Action,” in Ted Peters and Nathan Hallanger, eds., God’s Action in Nature’s World: Essays in Honour of Robert John Russell (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2006): 147-169. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “The Inevitability of Religion and the Wisdom of Cooperation with Science” (in Chinese), Scientific Culture Review (2005). PDF of English Translation

Wesley J. Wildman, “When Narrative Identities Clash: Liberals versus Evangelicals,” Congregations (Fall 2005): 28-37. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “The Resilience of Religion in Secular Social Environments: A Pragmatic Philosophical Analysis Regarding Scientific and Religion Problems” (in Chinese), Studies in Dialectics of Nature 20/12 (December 2004): 79-84.

Wesley J. Wildman, “The Resilience of Religion in Secular Social Environments: A Pragmatic Analysis,” in Thomas M. Schmidt and Michael G. Parker, eds., Scientific Explanation and Religious Belief: Science and Religion in Philosophical and Public Discourse (Frankfurt: Mohr-Sieback, 2005): 58-80.

Wesley J. Wildman, “Global Spiritual Confusion and the Neglected Problem of Excess ‘Spiritual Information’,” in Charles L. Harper, Jr., ed., Spiritual Information: 100 Perspectives (Philadelphia, PA: Templeton Foundation Press, 2005): 33-38. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “Further Reflections on the Divine Action Project,” Theology and Science 3/1 (March, 2005): 71-83. PDF

2000-2004

Wesley J. Wildman, “The Divine Action Project, 1988-2003,” Theology and Science 2/1 (April, 2004): 31-75. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “The Resilience of Religion in Secular Social Environments: A Pragmatic Philosophical Analysis Regarding Scientific and Religious Problems” (in Chinese), Studies in Dialectics of Nature 12/20 (2004): 79-84. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “Neville's Systematic Theology of Symbolic Engagement,” lead essay for Amos Yong and Peter Heltzel, eds., Theology in Global Context: Essays in Honor of Robert Cummings Neville (T. & T. Clark International, 2004): 3-27.

Wesley J. Wildman, “Consciousness Expanded,” in B. V. Sreekantan and Sangeetha Menon, eds., Consciousness and Genetics: A Discussion (Bangalore, India: National Institute of Advanced Studies, 2002): 125-41. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “Slipping into Horror,” in Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal 84/1-2 (Spring/Summer, 2001): 143-55. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “Theological Literacy: Problem and Promise,” in Rodney Peterson, ed., Theological Literacy for the Twenty-First Century (Eerdmans, 2001): 335-51. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “The State of Science-and-Religion Research at the Turn of the Century,” The Journal of Faith and Science Exchange 4 (2000): 1-14. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, Editor and Team Leader, “Suggestions for Further Reading,” in Neville, ed., Religious Truth (Albany: SUNY Press, 2000): 237-323. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “On the Process of the Project During the Third Year,” in Neville, ed., Religious Truth (Albany: SUNY Press, 2000): 227-35. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman and Robert Cummings Neville, “On the Nature of Religion: Lessons We Have Learned,” in Neville, ed., Religious Truth (Albany: SUNY Press, 2000): 203-17. PDF

Robert Cummings Neville and Wesley J. Wildman, “A Contemporary Understanding of Religious Truth,” in Neville, ed., Religious Truth (Albany: SUNY Press, 2000): 171-201. PDF

Robert Cummings Neville and Wesley J. Wildman, “Religious Truth in the Six Traditions: A Summary,” in Neville, ed., Religious Truth (Albany: SUNY Press, 2000): 145-169. PDF

Robert Cummings Neville and Wesley J. Wildman, “Introduction,” in Neville, ed., Religious Truth (Albany: SUNY Press, 2000): 1-6. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, Editor and Team Leader, “Suggestions for Further Reading,” in Neville, ed., Ultimate Realities (Albany: SUNY Press, 2000): 275-337. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “On the Process of the Project During the Second Year,” in Neville, ed., Ultimate Realities (Albany: SUNY Press, 2000): 261-74. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman and Robert Cummings Neville, “How Our Approach to Comparison Relates to Others,” in Neville, ed., Ultimate Realities (Albany: SUNY Press, 2000): 211-36. PDF

Robert Cummings Neville and Wesley J. Wildman, “On Comparing Religious Ideas,” in Neville, ed., Ultimate Realities (Albany: SUNY Press, 2000): 187-210. PDF

Robert Cummings Neville and Wesley J. Wildman, “Comparative Conclusions about Ultimate Realities,” in Neville, ed., Ultimate Realities (Albany: SUNY Press, 2000): 151-85. PDF

Robert Cummings Neville and Wesley J. Wildman, “Introduction,” in Neville, ed., Ultimate Realities (Albany: SUNY Press, 2000): 1-8. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, Editor and Team Leader, “Suggestions for Further Reading,” in Neville, ed., The Human Condition (Albany: SUNY Press, 2000): 287-307. Translated into Portuguese in A Condicao Humana: 398-424. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “On the Process of the Project During the First Year,” in Neville, ed., The Human Condition (Albany: SUNY Press, 2000): 267-86. Translated into Portuguese in A Condicao Humana: 367-95. PDF

Robert Cummings Neville and Wesley J. Wildman, “Comparative Hypotheses: Cosmological Categories for the Human Condition,” in Neville, ed., The Human Condition (Albany: SUNY Press, 2000): 175-235. Translated into Portuguese as “Hipoteses Comparativas: Categorias cosmologicas para a condicao humana” in A Condicao Humana: 245-328. PDF

Robert Cummings Neville and Wesley J. Wildman, “On Comparing Religious Ideas,” in Neville, ed., The Human Condition (Albany: SUNY Press, 2000): 9-20. Translated into Portuguese as “Sobre O Comparar Ideias Religiosas” in A Condicao Humana: 45-60. PDF

Robert Cummings Neville and Wesley J. Wildman, “Introduction,” in Neville, ed., The Human Condition (Albany: SUNY Press, 2000): 1-7. Translated into Portuguese as Prefacio in A Condicao Humana: 37-44. PDF

1995-1999

Wesley J. Wildman and Leslie A. Brothers, “A Neuropsychological Semiotic Model of Religious Experiences,” in Robert John Russell, et al., eds., Neurosciences and the Person: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action (Vatican City State: Vatican Observatory and Berkeley: Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, 1999): 348-416. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “The Use and Abuse of Biotechnology: A Modified Natural-Law Approach,” in American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 20/2 (May, 1999): 165-79.

Wesley J. Wildman, “Strategic Mechanisms within Religious Symbol Systems,” in Lieven Boeve and Kurt Feyaerts, eds., Metaphor and God-talk, Religions and Discourse series, James Francis, Gen. Ed., vol. 2 (Bern: Peter Lang, 1999): 273-91. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “Evaluating the Teleological Argument for Divine Action,” in Robert John Russell, et al., eds., Evolutionary and Molecular Biology: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action (Vatican City State: Vatican Observatory and Berkeley: Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, 1998): 117-150. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “A Theological Challenge: Coordinating Biological, Social, and Religious Visions of Humanity,” Zygon 33/4 (December, 1998): 571-97. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “Pinning Down the Crisis in Contemporary Christology,” in Dialog (Winter, 1997): 15-21. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “In Praise of Loneliness,” in Leroy Rouner, ed., Loneliness, Institute for Philosophy and Religion Series (University of Notre Dame Press: 1998): 15-39.

Wesley J. Wildman, “The Quest for Harmony: An Interpretation of Contemporary Theology and Science,” in Mark Richardson and Wesley Wildman, eds., Religion and Science: History, Method, Dialogue (New York: Routledge, 1996): 41-60. PDF

W. Mark Richardson and Wesley J. Wildman, “Introduction to Part III: Dialogue,” in Richardson and Wildman, eds., Religion and Science: History, Method, Dialogue (New York: Routledge, 1996): 170-79. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman and W. Mark Richardson, “Introduction to Part II: Method,” in Richardson and Wildman, eds., Religion and Science: History, Method, Dialogue (New York: Routledge, 1996): 84-92. PDF

W. Mark Richardson and Wesley J. Wildman, “Introduction to Part I: History,” in Richardson and Wildman, eds., Religion and Science: History, Method, Dialogue (New York: Routledge, 1996): 2-6. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman and W. Mark Richardson, “General Introduction,” in Richardson and Wildman, eds., Religion and Science: History, Method, Dialogue (New York: Routledge, 1996): xi-xx. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman, “But Consciousness Isn’t Everything,” in CrossCurrents 46/2 (Summer, 1996): 215-20. PDF

Wesley J. Wildman and Robert John Russell, “Chaos: A Mathematical Introduction with Philosophical Reflections,” in Robert John Russell, Nancey Murphy, and Arthur R. Peacocke (eds.), Chaos and Complexity: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action (Vatican City State: Vatican Observatory; Berkeley: The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, 1995): 49-90. PDF

1991-1994

Wesley J. Wildman, “Similarities and Differences in the Practice of Science and Theology,” in CTNS Bulletin 14.4 (Fall, 1994): 1-14.

Wesley J. Wildman, “From the World to God? An Assessment of George Ellis’s Before the Beginning: Creation Explained, in CTNS Bulletin 14.2 (Spring, 1994): 18-21.

Wesley J. Wildman, “Bridging Theology and Science in the Seminary: Who Really Cares?” CTNS Bulletin 11.3 (Summer, 1991): 1-5.