Wesley Wildman

wesley-j-wildman-cswr-comparative-theology-lecture-04102014Wesley Wildman is Professor of Philosophy, Theology, and Ethics at Boston University, where he is convener of the doctoral program in Religion and Science. He is co-founder of The Institute for the Biocultural Study of Religion and co-editor of the institute’s journal, Religion, Brain & Behavior, and a member of the International Society for Science and Religion. He is author of books and articles on a wide variety of topics (a sampling of which are listed below). His teaching has included classes and seminars in such areas as:

Religious Experience
Religious Faith and Scientific Understanding
Spirituality, Medicine, and Health
Scientific Approaches to Religion
Atheisms and Theisms
Varieties of Religious Naturalism
Paul Tillich

Links from the list above connect to responses of graduate students to books and topics examined in the classes. Perspectives on RN can be seen in his article, “Religious Naturalism: What It Can Be, and What It Need Not Be”. Selected projects, publications, and websites are listed below.

Projects
Modeling Religion Project
Sex Differences and Religion Project
Religion and the Brain Project (2004-2006)
Other projects (including):
…..Dimensions of Spirituality
…..Science and the World Religions
…..Ecological Psychology and Religion

Selected articles and book chapters
Wildman. Wesley J. Religious Naturalism: What It Can Be, and What It Need Not Be. Philosophy, Theology, and the Sciences. 1(1). 2014. 36-58.
Wesley J. Wildman,“Corrington’s Ecstatic Naturalism in Light of the Scientific Study of Religion,” American Journal of Theology and Philosophy. Vol. 34, No. 1 (January 2013), pp. 3-16.
Wesley J. Wildman, Richard Sosis, and Patrick McNamara, “The Scientific Study of Atheism,”Religion, Brain & Behavior 2/1 (2012): 1-3.
Wesley J. Wildman, “Comparative Natural Theology,” in Russell Re Manning, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology (Oxford: OxfordUniversity Press, forthcoming): 370-384.
Wesley J. Wildman, “Science and Religion,” in Dawn DeVries and Brian A. Gerrish, eds., The New Westminster Dictionary of Christian Theology (forthcoming).
Wesley J. Wildman, “Religious and Spiritual Experiences,” in Patrick McNamara and Wesley J. Wildman, eds., Science and World Religions, Volume 2: Persons & Groups (Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2012): 91-119.
Wesley J. Wildman, “Reframing Transcendence: Conditions for the Compatibility of Ground-of-Being Theism and Religious Naturalism,” in Niels Gregersen and Mikael Stenmark, eds.,Naturalism and Beyond: Theology and the Varieties of  Naturalism (William B. Eerdmans, forthcoming).
Wesley J. Wildman, “Behind, Between, and Beyond Anthropomorphic Models of Ultimate Reality,” Philosophia 35/3-4 (2007): 407-425.

Selected books  
Science and the World’s Religions (co-editor). 3 volumes. Praeger, 2012.
Science and Religious Anthropology: A Spiritually Evocative Naturalist Interpretation of Human Life. Ashgate, 2009.
Religious and Spiritual Experiences. Cambridge University Press. 2014.
Religion and Science: History, Method, Dialogue, ed. with W. Mark Richardson. Routledge, Inc., 1996.
Religious Philosophy as Multidisciplinary Comparative Inquiry: Envisioning a Future for the Philosophy of Religion. SUNY Press. 2011.

Web links
Wesley Wildman’s Home Page
Weird Wild Web
Wikipedia page