Prof Wesley WildmanProf Wesley Wildman

Professor of Philosophy, Theology, and Ethics
Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Biography

Wesley J. Wildman is Professor of Philosophy, Theology, and Ethics at Boston University and Research Scientist in the VA Health Care System, Boston. He is a philosopher of religion specializing in the scientific study of religion and his research and publications pursue a multidisciplinary, comparative approach to topics within the academic study of religion. His six-volume Religious Philosophy series is nearing completion: (1) Religious Philosophy as Multidisciplinary Comparative Inquiry: Envisioning a Future for the Philosophy of Religion (SUNY, 2010); (2) In Our Own Image: Anthropomorphism, Apophaticism, and Ultimacy (Oxford University Press, 2017); (3) Science and Ultimate Reality (in progress); (4) Science and Religious Anthropology (Ashgate, 2009); (5) Religious and Spiritual Experiences (Cambridge University Press, 2011); and (6) Effing the Ineffable: Existential Mumblings at the Limits of Language (State University of New York Press, 2017). He is co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Mind and Culture, a research institute devoted to non-partisan scientific research into the mind-culture nexus, including religion (www.mindandculture.org), and founding co-editor of the Taylor & Francis journal Religion, Brain & Behavior. He is principal investigator on a variety of research initiatives, including the Modeling Religion Project, which applies tools from the world of computer modeling and simulation to the scientific study of religion. For further information, see www.WesleyWildman.com.

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Religion, Philosophy & History Interests

Buddhism, Christianity-Catholicism, Christianity-Orthodoxy, Christianity-Protestantism, Confusianism, Ethics, History of Religion, History of Science, Indic Traditions, Indigenous Religions, Islam, Judaism, Naturalism, Philosophy of Mind

Science & Technology Interests

Anthropology, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Cosmology, Evolution, Genetics, Human Origins, Information Technology, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics, Psychology

Website

http://www.WesleyWildman.com

Publications

Religious and Spiritual Experiences

Cambridge University Press 2011

Religious Philosophy as Multidisciplinary Comparative Inquiry: Envisioning a Future for the Philosophy of Religion

SUNY 2010

Science and Religious Anthropology: A Spiritually Evocative Naturalist Interpretation of Human Life

Ashgate 2009

Encyclopedia of Science and Religion, 2 vols, (edited volume). Eds: Wentzel Van Huyssteen, Niels Gregersen, Nancy Howell, Wesley J. Wildman,

Macmillan Reference 2003
http://gale.cengage.com/servlet/ItemDetailServlet?region=9&imprint=000&cf=p&titleCode=M253&type=4&id=175665

Fidelity with Plausibility: Modest Christologies in the Twentieth Century,

University of New York Press 1998
http://www.sunypress.edu/details.asp?id=53771

Religion and Science: History, Method, Dialogue, (edited volume) Eds: W. Mark Richard, Wesley J. Wildman.

Routledge, 1996.
http://www.routledge.com/books/Religion-and-Science-isbn9780415916677

Science and World's Religions

Praeger 2012
Co-authors: Patrick McNamara
http://www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?isbn=9780313387326

Origins & Destinies, a volume in the Science and the World’s Religions series

Praeger 2012
Editors:Patrick McNamara and Wesley J. Wildman

Persons & Groups, a volume in the Science and the World’s Religions series

Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger 2012
Editors:Patrick McNamara and Wesley J. Wildman

Religions & Controversies, a volume in the Science and the World’s Religions series

Praeger 2012
Editors:Edited by Patrick McNamara and Wesley J. Wildman

In Our Own Image: Anthropomorphism, Apophaticism, and Ultimacy

Oxford University Press Forthcoming, 2017

Effing the Ineffable: Existential Mumblings at the Limits of Language

State University of New York Press Forthcoming, 2017