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Publications for Dr. Charlene Burns



Mis/Representing Evil: Evil in an Interdisciplinary Key. Oxford, UK. Inter-Disciplinary Press. 2009        

More Moral Than God: Taking Responsibility for Religious Violence. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2008

Divine Becoming: Rethinking Jesus and Incarnation, (Minneapolis; Fortress Press, 2002)             


Re-Imagining Incarnation: The Participation of God in Creation, defended 02/14/2000        

Articles and Book Chapters:    

"Hardwired for Drama? Theological Speculations on Cognitive Science, Empathy, and Moral Exemplarity."In Theology and the Science of Moral Action: Virtue Ethics, Exemplarity, and Cognitive Neuroscience, pp 149-163. Edited by James van Slyke, Gregory R. Peterson, Michael Spezio, Kevin Reimer, & Warren Brown. Routledge Press, New York, 2013.

"Christianity and the Cognitive Sciences," Routledge Companion to Religion and Science, pp 308-319. Edited by James Haag, Gregory Peterson, & Michael Spezio. Routledge Press, New York, 2012.  

"Could Digital Gaming be 'Good for the Soul'? Ethics, Theology & Violent Gaming." Vice City Virtue: Moral Issues in Digital Game Play, pp 69-87. Edited by Steven Malliet and Karolien Poels. ACCO Academic, Leuven, BE, 2011.

“Teaching Jung on Christianity.” In Teaching Jung, pp 93-110. Edited by Kelly Bulkeley and Clodagh Weldon. Teaching Religious Studies Series. American Academy of Religion. Oxford University Press, 2011. 

"Incarnation", The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. Edited by David Leeming, Kathryn Madden, and Stanton Marlan. Springer Science Publications, New York, 2009.

"Stigmata", The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. Edited by David Leeming, Kathryn Madden, and Stanton Marlan. Springer Science Publications, New York, 2009.

"Reductionism", The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion.dited by David Leeming, Kathryn Madden, and Stanton Marlan. Springer Science Publications, New York, 2009.

"Wolfgang Pauli, Carl Jung, and the Acausal Connecting Principle: A Case Study in Transdisciplinarity". The Global Spiral. Vol. 11, no. 6, October 2009.    

“Pitfalls of Transdisciplinarity: Learning from the Pauli-Jung Collaboration on Quantum Physics and Psychology,” The Global Spiral, 2009.

“Intimations of Coherence: Inter-Religious Reflections on Evil and the Goodness of God.” In Mis/Representing Evil: Evil in an Interdisciplinary Key, pp 1-16. Editor, Charlene P. E. Burns. Inter-disciplinary Press, Oxford, UK, 2009.    

"Self-Sacrificial Love: Evolutionary Deception or Theological Reality?" Faith, Science, and the Future, p. 105-120. Edited by Charles P. Henderson. CrossCurrents Press, 2007.      

"Self-Sacrificial Love: Evolutionary Deception or Theological Reality?" CrossCurrents Vol. 57, No. 1 (Spring 2007): 102-115.  

"Our Gods are Monsters: Representations of the Evolution of Religion in Popular Culture," in Sorcha Ni Fhlainn (Ed), Monsters and the Monstrous - Myths: Metaphors and Enduring Evil, Oxford, Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2007. ISBN 1-904710-42-5.   

"Honesty About God: Theological Reflections on Violence in an Evolutionary Universe," Theology and Science, Vol. 4.3 (Fall 2006): 279-290.     

"A Jungian Perspective on Religious Violence and Personal Responsibility, " CrossCurrents, Vol. 56, no. 1 (Spring, 2006): 16-24.     

"Altruism in Nature as Manifestation of Divine Energeia." Zygon Journal of Religion & Science, Vol. 41, no. 1 (March, 2006): 125-137.     

"Do Cognitive Dissonance Theory and the Induced-Compliance Paradigm Raise Concerns for Teaching Religious Studies?" Teaching Theology and Religion. Vol. 9, no. 1 (January, 2006): 3-8.     

"Cognitive Science and Christian Theology," in Soul, Psyche, Brain: New Directions in the Study of Religion and Brain-Mind Science, p. 174-196. Edited by Kelly Bulkeley. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).     

"The 'Jesus Sutras': Ironies of Enculturation and Romanticized Visions of the East." with Andrew Ruggles, Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa. Vol. 29, no. 1 (Spring, 2005): 57-72.     

"Mystic River: A Parable of Christianity's Dark Side," Journal of Religion and Film, Volume 8 (April, 2004) no 2.   

"Soul-less Christianity and Buddhist Empirical Self: Buddhist-Christian Convergence?" Buddhist-Christian Studies. Vol. 23 (2003): 87-100.     

"Resources for Teaching 'Women and Religion,'" Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources. Vol. 24 (2003) no. 2: 5-8.

"Teaching and Self-Formation: or Why the Ignoble 'Introduction to World Religions' Really Matters", Teaching Theology and Religion, Vol. 4 (Feb. 2001) no. 1: 15-22.    

"Theology and Winnicott's Object Relations Theory," Journal of Psychology and Theology, Vol. 27 (1999) no. 1: 3-19.    

"The 'Somethingness' of Evil in the Writings of St. Augustine," Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa, Vol. 20 (1996): 30-51.

Book Reviews:  

Satan: A Biography. Henry Ansgar Kelly (Cambridge University Press, 2006). 12/07     

Though the Fig Tree Does Not Blossom. Ellen Ott Marshall (Abingdon, Nashville, 2006). Religious Studies Review. April 2007 - Vol. 33 Issue 2, pp 125-126.    

World Without End: Christian Eschatology from a Process Perspective. Joseph A. Bracken, S.J., ed. (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2005) Catholic Studies. 12/06        

Constructive Theology: A Contemporary Approach to Classical Themes, Serene Jones & Paul Lakeland, eds. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2005). Religious Studies Review. January 2006 - Vol. 32 Issue 1, p 32.        

Being Reconciled: Ontology and Pardon, John Milbank (New York: Routledge, 2003). Religious Studies Review.   

On Thinking the Human: Resolutions of Difficult Notions, Robert W. Jenson (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2003). Religious Studies Review. Vol. 30 (2004): 291-292.     

Act and Being: Towards a Theology of the Divine Attributes, Colin Gunton (London: SCM Press, 2002). Religious Studies Review. Vol. 29 (2003): 272. 

Original Sin, Talitha Wiley (Paulist Press, 2002). Catholic Studies, April 2003 Online Reviews.      

God and the Universe, Arthur Gibson (New York: Routledge Press, 2001). Religious Studies Review. Vol. 28 (2002): 240.     

A New Handbook of Christian Theology, Edited by Donald W. Musser and Joseph L. Price (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1992). Religious Studies Review. Vol. 24 (1998): 178.