Theodore Walker, Jr.

Associate Professor of Ethics and Society



Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1983; B.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1976

Teaching Specialties

Theology and science, including astro-theology and cosmology. Science and ethics, including theory of biology and ethics (general bioethics). Neoclassical natural scientific theology, scientific metaphysics (A. N. Whitehead, Charles Hartshorne, Schubert M. Ogden). African-American liberation theology, (Martin Luther King Jr. Malcolm X, James H. Cone) and ethics, including womanist/sisterist thought (Alice Walker, Karen Baker-Fletcher).

Selected Publications

:: The Big Bang and God: An Astro-Theology … (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), Theodore Walker Jr. and Chandra Wickramasinghe.

:: Mothership Connections: A Black Atlantic Synthesis of Neoclassical Metaphysics and Black Theology (State University of New York Press, 2004)

:: Empower the People: Social Ethics for the African-American Church (Orbis, 1991)

:: “Interdisciplinary Convergences with Biology and Ethics via Cell Biologist Ernest Everett Just and Astrobiologist Sir Fred Hoyle,” a chapter in Panentheism and Panpsychism … (Verlag; Brill, November 2019), edited by Godehard Brüntrup, Benedikt Paul Göcke and Ludwig Jaskolla.

:: “Interdisciplinary Ethics: From Astro-Theology to Cosmo-Liberation Theology,” a chapter in Entangled Worlds: Religion, Science, and New Materialisms (Fordham University Press, 2016), edited by Catherine Keller and Mary-Jane Rubenstein.

:: “Neoclassical Cosmology and Menas Kafatos’s ‘Cosmos and Quantum: Frontiers for the Future’” originally in the scientific Journal of Cosmology (v3, Dec 2009); reprinted as a chapter in Quantum Physics of Consciousness (Cosmology Science Publishers, 2011), edited by Subhash Kak, Sir Roger Penrose, and Stuart Hameroff.