The Hours of the Universe: Reflections on God, Science and the Human Journey. New York: Orbis Books, 2021.
Re-Enchanting the Earth: Why AI Needs Religion. New York: Orbis Books, 2020.
Birth of a Dancing Star: My Journey from Cradle Catholic to Cyborg Christian. New York: Orbis Books, 2019.
A Ferences Imadsag, Budapest, 2019. This book is a Hungarian translation of my 2004 book Franciscan Prayer. Cincinnati: Franciscan Media.
A Hunger for Wholeness: Soul, Space and Transcendence. Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2018.
Personal Transformation and a New Creation: The Spiritual Revolution of Beatrice Bruteau. New York: Orbis Books, 2016.
Making All Things New: Catholicity in the 21st Century, vol. 1, Catholicity in an Evolving Universe. New York: Orbis Books, 2015 (nominated for the 2017 Grawemeyer Award). 2019 Michael Ramsey Prize – shortlisted.
Humanity on the Threshold: Religious Perspectives on Transhumanism (co-edited with John Haugey, SJ). Christian Philosophical Studies, VI, ed. George McLean. Washington, D.C.: Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 2014.
From Teilhard to Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe (ed.). New York: Orbis Books, 2014.
The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution, and the Power of Love. New York: Orbis Books, 2013 (2014 Catholic Press Book Award, 3rd Place, Science and Religion; 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award; nominated for the 2014 Grawemeyer Award).
The Emergent Christ: Exploring the Meaning of Catholic in an Evolutionary Universe. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2011 (2nd printing). Catholic Press Association Book Award 2012, 3rd Place: Faith and Science. (nominated for the 2014 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award). Translated into Spanish and Italian.
Compassion: Living in the Spirit of Francis of Assisi. Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2011.
Christ in Evolution. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2008 (3rd printing). Translated into Italian, Polish, and Spanish.
Care for Creation: A Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth (with Keith Warner and Pamela Woods). Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2008. (2009 Catholic Press Book Award: 1st Place for Social Concerns, 2nd Place for Spirituality.)
Ten Evenings with God. Ligouri: Ligouri Press, 2008.
Clare of Assisi: A Heart Full of Love. Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2007.
The Humility of God: A Franciscan Perspective. Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2005.
Franciscan Prayer. Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2004.
A Franciscan View of Creation: Living in a Sacramental World. Heritage Series. Number 2. Edited by Joseph P. Chinnici. New York: The Franciscan Institute, 2003.
Simply Bonaventure: An Introduction to His Life, Thought and Writings. New York: New City Press, 2001.
The Franciscan Intellectual Tradition. Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2001.
Crucified Love: Bonaventure’s Mysticism of the Crucified Christ. Quincy, IL: Franciscan Press, 1998.
I am General Editor for the book series, Catholicity in an Evolving World, published by Orbis Books. This is a multi-volume project that examines various aspects of catholicity in light of modern science, theology, and culture. Five books published to date: Making All Things New (Ilia Delio); A New Heaven and a New Earth (Dianne Bergant; 2017 Catholic Press Book Award, First Place, Biblical Spirituality); Source of All Love: Catholicity and Trinity (Heidi Russell; received the 2018 Catholic Press Book Award, 2nd Place Faith and Science); Image of the Unseen God: Catholicity, Science and Our Evolving Understanding of God (Thomas E. Hosinski; received the 2018 Catholic Press Book Award, First Place, in Faith and Science); And God Created Wholeness: A Spirituality of Catholicity (Edwin Olson).
Selected Book Chapters:
(2021) “Duns Scotus, Catholicity and the Roots of Process Thought.” In Catholic Theology and Process Reality. Edited by Marc Pugliese and John Becker. Lexington Books.
(2021) “Whither Thou Go, O Universe? Why Religion and Evolution Belong Together.” In Science, Deep Past and Religion. Edited by Lowell Gustafson, David Blanks and Barry Rodrigue.
(2021) “Religion and Posthuman Life: Teilhard’s Noosphere.” In Being Neighbors in a Digital Age. Edited by Ryan Bolger and Calloway. Lexington Books.
(2020) “Theology of Nature or Relational Holism?Building on Teilhard’s Vision.” In God in the Natural World: Theological Explorations in Appreciation of Denis Edwards. Edited by Ted Peters and Marie Turner. Melbourne: ATF Press.
(2020) “Will Transhumanism Reach Its Omega Point?” Religious Transhumanism and Its Critics. Edited by Ted Peters. Lexington Books.
(2019) “Suffering and Sacrifice in an Unfinished Universe.” In Mimesis and Sacrifice: Applying Girard’s Mimetic Theory Across the Disciplines. Edited by Marcia Palley. New York: Bloomsbury Press.
(2018) “The Entangled God of My Heart.” In How I found God in Everyone and Everywhere: Memoirs of Spiritual Return. Edited by Philip Clayton and Andrew David. Monkfish Publishing Co.
(2018) “The Dazzling Light Within.” In What Am I Living For: Lessons from the Life and Writings of Thomas Merton, pp. 151-59. Edited by Jon Sweeney. Ave Maria Press.
(2017) “New Seeds of Contemplation.” In Take and Read: Christian Writers Reflect on Life Most Influential Books, pp. 217-20. Edited by Michael Daley and Dianne Bergant. Berkeley: Apocryphile Press.
(2016) “Teilhard’s Deep Catholicity and Conscious Evolution.” In Living Cosmology, pp. 81-90. Edited by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim. New York: Orbis Books.
(2015) “The Influence of Teilhard de Chardin on the Journey of the Universe.” In Living Cosmology: Christian Responses to Journey of the Universe. Edited by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim. New York: Orbis Books.
(2014) “Theology, Spirituality and Christ the Center: Bonaventure’s Synthesis.” In Bonaventure Handbook. Edited by Jay Hammond and J.A. Wayne Hellmann. Leiden: Brill.
(2012) Introduction to Knowledge for Love: Franciscan Science for the Pursuit of Wisdom. By Keith Warner, O.F.M. New York: Franciscan Institute Publications.
(2012) “The Evolving Human as Cosmotheandric Image.” In Festschrift: Essays in Honor of Joseph Bracken, S.J., pp. 183-99. Edited by Marc Pugliese and Gloria Schaab. Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press.
(2012) “Creation and Salvation: Franciscan Perspectives.” In Creation and Salvation: A Mosaic of Essays on Selected Classic Christian Theologians. Edited by Ernst Conradie. Vol. 1, Studies in Religion and the Environment/Studien zur Religion und Umwelt. Edited by Sigurd Bergmann. LIT Verlag.
(2011) “Arriving at a Christocentric Universe” In In Search of the Whole: Twelve Essays on Faith and Academic Life, pp. 111- 28. Edited by John C. Haughey. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.
(2010) “Godhead or God Ahead? Rethinking the Trinity in Light of Emergence.” In God, Grace & Creation, pp. 3–22. Edited by Philip J. Rossi. New York: Orbis Books.
(2007) “Clare of Assisi and the Mysticism of Motherhood.” In Franciscan Mendicant Prayer, pp. 31- 62. Edited by Timothy Johnson. Leiden: Brill.
(2007) Introduction to Franciscans and Liturgical Life: Let Us Praise, Adore and Give Thanks. Edited by Elise Saggau. New York: Franciscan Institute.
(2004) “Divine Action in a World of Chaos.” In Science and Religion 2000: From Conflict to Dialogue, pp. 35-53. Edited by F. Mike. Czech Republic.
(2004) Introduction to Franciscans and Creation: What is Our Responsibility? Edited by Elise Saggau. New York: Franciscan Institute.
(2003) “Franciscan Theology, Identity, and Community.” In Franciscan Identity and Contemporary Culture. Edited by Kathleen Warren. New York: The Franciscan Institute.
(2002) “The Franciscan Intellectual Tradition: Contemporary Concerns.” In The Franciscan Intellectual Tradition. Edited by Elise Saggau. New York: Franciscan Institute.
(1998) “Mirrors and Footprints: Metaphors of Relationships in Clare of Assisi’s Writings.” In Resource Study for the Study of Franciscan Christology. Edited by Kathleen Moffatt and Crista Maria Thompson. Washington, D.C.: Franciscan Federation.
(2020) “Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.” Oxford Handbook of Apologists. Edited by Douglas Givett. Oxford University Press.
(2020) “Modern Science and the Dynamic Spirit.” In T&T Clark Handbook of Christian Theology. Edited by Jeremy Bone. Cambridge University Press.
(2013) “Transhumanism.” In New Catholic Encyclopedia. Edited by Robert Fastiggi. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University Press.
“Grace-Filled Nature or a Whole New Paradigm? A Response to Faith and Evolution.” Horizons: The Journal of the College Theology, review symposium of Roger Haight’s book Faith and Evolution: A Grace-Filled Naturalism 47.2 (2020): 345-350.
“Religion and Posthuman Life: A Note on Teilhard de Chardin’s Vision.” Toronto Journal of Theology 36.2 (2020): 223-234.
“Suffering and Sacrifice in an Unfinished Universe: The Energy of Love.” Religions 11.7 (2020): 335-345. Double-blind review.
“The Posthuman as Complex Dynamical Personhood: A Reply to Hyun-Shik Jun.” Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 9.4 (2020): 16-25.
“Is Artificial Intelligence ‘Artificial?’” Researcher. European Journal of Humanities & Social Science 2.3 (2020): 13-32. Double-blind review.
“Teilhard de Chardin and World Religions.” Journal of Ecumenical Studies 54.3 (2019): 306-327. Double-blind review.
“Trinitizing the Universe: Teilhard’s Theogenesis and the Dynamism of Love.” Open Theology 4 (2018): 158-169. Double-blind review.
“From Aquinas to Teilhard: Divine Action and the Metaphysics of Love.” Heythrop Journal LIX (2018): 468-483.
“Is Natural Law Unnatural? Exploring God and Nature Through Teilhard’s Organic Theology.” Theology and Science 15.3 (2017): 276-288.
“Earth Community and Mercy Consciousness.” Human Development Magazine 36 (2016): 19-27.
“Transhumanism or Ultrahumanism? Teilhard de Chardin on Technology, Religion and Evolution.” Theology and Science 10.2 (2012): 153-166.
“Seeing Christianity as a Religion of Evolution and the Implications for Religious Life.” LCWR: The Occasional Papers (2012): 3-10.
“Eco-Christology: Living in Creation as the Body of Christ.” Human Development 33.1 (2012): 3-9.
“Faith and the Cosmos: Can Catholic Universities Foster Dialogue Between Religion and Science?” America Magazine (2011): 15-19.
“From Metaphysics to Kataphysics: Bonaventure’s Good Creation.” Scottish Journal of Theology 64.2 (2011): 161-167.
“Is the World A Problem? A Teilhardian Response.” Teilhard Studies 60 (2010): 1–26.
“Religious Pluralism and the Coincidence of Opposites.” Theological Studies 70.4 (2009): 822-844.
“Is Creation Really Good? Bonaventure’s Position.” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 83.1 (2009): 1-22.
“Is Spirituality the Future of Theology? Insights from Bonaventure.” Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality 8.2 (2008): 148-155.
“Theology, Metaphysics and the Centrality of Christ.” Theological Studies 68.2 (2007): 254-273.
“Christology from Within.” Heythrop Journal 48.3 (2007): 458-467.
“Christ and Extraterrestrial Life.” Theology and Science 5.3 (2007): 249-265.
“Cosmic Christology in the Thought of Zachary Hayes.” Franciscan Studies 65 (2007): 107-120.
“Evangelical Life: Living in the Ecological Christ.” Franciscan Studies 64 (2006): 475-506.
“Are We at Home in the Cosmos? A Franciscan Perspective.” New Theology Review 18.4 (2005): 31-39.
“Is Creation Eternal?” Theological Studies 66.2 (2005): 279-303.
“Clare of Assisi and the Body of Christ.” The Cord 55.4 (2005): 150-161.
“The Franciscan Path to Peace.” The Cord 54.6 (2004): 282-291.
“Identity and Contemplation in Clare of Assisi’s Writings.” Studies in Spirituality 14 (2004): 139-152.
“Revisiting the Franciscan Doctrine of Christ.” Theological Studies 64.1 (2003): 3-23.
“Artificial Intelligence and Christian Salvation: Compatibility or Competition?” New Theology Review 16.4 (2003): 39-51.
“Brain Science and the Biology of Belief: A Theological Response.” Zygon 38.3 (2003): 373- 385.
“Does God ‘Act’ in Creation? A Bonaventurian Response.” Heythrop Journal 44.3 (2003): 328-344.
“Are We Wired for God?” New Theology Review 16.1 (2003): 31-43.
“Identity and Difference in Bonaventure’s Legenda maior.” Studies in Spirituality 13 (2003): 199-211.
“Francis and the Body of Christ.” The Cord 53.1 (2003): 26-35.
“Clare of Assisi: Beauty and Transformation.” Studies in Spirituality 12 (2002): 68-81.
“Francis and the Humility of God.” The Cord 51.2 (2001): 58-69.
“Mirrors and Footprints: Metaphors of Relationships in Clare of Assisi’s Writings.” Studies in Spirituality 10 (2000): 167-181. Reprinted in Laurentianum 41.3 (2000): 455-471.
“Mystics and the Cosmic Nature of Christ.” New Theology Review 13.3 (2000): 45-55.
“Francis of Assisi and Global Consciousness.” The Cord 49.6 (1999): 273-288.
“Bonaventure’s Metaphysics of the Good.” Theological Studies. 60 (1999): 228-246.
“Keeping Current in Spirituality.” New Theology Review 12.4 (1999): 71-74.
“The Renaissance of Franciscan Theology: Retrieving the Tradition of the Good.” Spirit and Life: A Journal of Contemporary Franciscanism 8 (1999): 21-41.
“Bonaventure and Bernard: On Human Image and Mystical Union.” Cistercian Studies 34.2 (1999): 251-263.
“The Humility of God in a Scientific World.” New Theology Review 11.3 (1998): 36-49.
“The Dangerous Memory of Francis.” The Cord 48.5 (1998): 218-223.
“The Role of the Crucified in Bonaventure’s Writings.” Studia Mystica 14 (1998): 13-21.
“From Prophecy to Mysticism: Bonaventure’s Eschatology in Light of Joachim of Fiore.” Traditio 52 (1997): 152-177.
“Toward A New Theology of Franciscan Contemplation: The Mysticism of the Historical Event.” Cord 46 (1996): 131-140.
“The First Catholic Social Gospelers: Women Religious in the Nineteenth Century.” U.S. Catholic Historian 13 (1995): 1-22.
“The Canticle of Brother Sun: A Song of Christ Mysticism.” Franciscan Studies 52 (1992): 1-22