Simulations may help us understand religious behavior.
Professor of Philosophy, Theology, and Ethics, Boston University.
Dr. Wildman’s research and teaching interests are in philosophical theology, philosophy of religion, philosophical ethics, and comparative theology. He also works in religion and science, and is convener of the Graduate School’s doctoral program in Religion and Science. His publications pursue a multidisciplinary, comparative approach to important topics within religious and theological studies, and he has lectured on these themes in many parts of the world. His programmatic statement of the theory of rationality underlying this type of integrative intellectual work is Religious Philosophy as Multidisciplinary Comparative Inquiry: Envisioning a Future for the Philosophy of Religion (State University of New York Press, 2010). His scholarly books cover a wide variety of topics, some theoretical and some practical, all pursuing a multidisciplinary, comparative approach. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the International Society for Science and Religion.