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Demian Wheeler

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Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Education
B.S. University of Valley Forge
M.A. Iliff School of Theology
M.Phil. Union Theological Seminary
Ph.D. Union Theological Seminary

Teaching and Research
American liberal theology
Atheism and radical theologies
Religious naturalism
Pragmatism
Historicism
Empirical theology
Process philosophy

Publications
Articles and Essays
“Is a Process Form of Ecstatic Naturalism Possible? A Reading of Donald Crosby.” American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 37.1 (January 2016).

Kurian, George Thomas, and Mark A. Lamport, eds. “Empirical Theology,” “Mathews, Shailer,” and “Smith, Gerald Birney.” The Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield. Forthcoming, 2016.

“American Religious Empiricism and the Possibility of an Ecstatic Naturalist Process Metaphysics.” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 8.2 (June 2014): 156-81.

“Big History and the Size of God: Holistic Historicism as a Pathway to Religious Naturalism.” American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 34.3 (September 2013): 226-47.

Shook, John R., ed. “Lyman, Eugene William.” The Dictionary of Modern American Philosopher. Vol. 3. Bristol, England: Thoemmes Continuum, 2005.

Review
“Process-Relational Philosophy: An Introduction to Alfred North Whitehead,” by C. Robert Mesle. American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 30.3 (September 2009): 330-35.

Papers
“Seizing a Whiteheadian Alternative: A Retrieval of the Empirical Option in Process Thought.” Tenth International Whitehead Conference, Pomona College, Claremont, Calif. June 2015.

“Is a Process Form of Ecstatic Naturalism Possible? A Reading of Donald Crosby.” Fifth International Congress on Ecstatic Naturalism, Drew University, Madison, N.J. April 2015.

“American Religious Empiricism and the Possibility of an Ecstatic Naturalist Process Metaphysics.” Third International Congress on Ecstatic Naturalism, Drew University, Madison, N.J. April 2013.

“Big History and the Size of God: Holistic Historicism as a Pathway to Religious Naturalism.” Annual Meeting of the Highlands Institute for American Religious and Philosophical Thought, Manitou Springs, Colo. June 2012.

“The Theological Historicism of Reinhold Niebuhr and the Sustainability of Democratic Ideals.” International Meeting of the Highlands Institute for American Religious and Philosophical Thought, Assisi, Italy. August 2008.

Contact
dwheeler@unitedseminary.edu or 651.255.6135

Links
Progressive Theology Fall Convocation address, fall 2015