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Mats Wahlberg

I am docent in systematic theology. My research is primarily in philosophical- and fundamental theology, but I am also interested in classical dogmatics.  

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Affiliation
Associate professor at Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies Units: Religious Studies and Theology
Location
A, Humanisthuset, HE127 Umeå Universitet, 901 87 Umeå

Mats Wahlberg (Ph.D., Umeå University, 2010, Ph.D., Stellenbosch University, 2014) is docent and associate professor of systematic theology, and a member of the Academy of Catholic Theology. His interests include philosophical theology, the doctrine of revelation and the development of dogma, Catholic moral doctrine, theology and science (especially the theological implications of evolution), analytic theology, and the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas. He is currently working on a research project about evolutionary theodicy funded by the John Templeton Foundation, see

https://www.templeton.org/pt/grant/does-self-giving-love-require-an-evolutionary-world-evolutionary-theodicy-in-light-of-the-mystical-tradition

Selected recent publications
Books

Revelation as Testimony: A Philosophical-Theological Study. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2014.

Reshaping Natural Theology: Seeing Nature as Creation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Articles

"Faith, Realism, and Universal Reason: MacIntyrean Reflections on Fides et Ratio". Nova et Vetera 16:4 (2018): 1313-1336.

"A Cosmological Argument against Physicalism". European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 9:2 (2017): 165-188.

"Did Jesus Violate Women's Rights? The Male Priesthood and the Justice of Christ". Angelicum 94:4 (2017): 799-828.

"Was Evolution the Only Possible Way for God to Make Autonomous Creatures? Examination of an Argument in Evolutionary Theodicy". International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 77:1 (2015): 37-51.

"Communion for the Divorced and Remarried: Why Revisionists in Moral Theology Should Reject Kasper's Proposal". Nova et Vetera, English Edition, 13:3 (2015): 765-785.

"Why Isn't Faith a Work? An Examination of Protestant Answers" Scottish Journal of Theology 68:2 (2015): 201- 217.

"Merit and the Finnish Luther". International Journal of Systematic Theology 16:3 (2014): 273-294.

2018
First Things, New York: 2018, Vol. May
Wahlberg, Mats
2018
Svensk teologisk kvartalskrift, Lund: 2018, Vol. 94, (1-2) : 97-107
Wahlberg, Mats
2018
Nova et vetera, Steubenville: Catholic university of America Press 2018, Vol. 16, (4) : 1313-1336
Wahlberg, Mats
2017
Religious education in a mediatized world, Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer GmbH 2017 : 98-111
Wahlberg, Mats
2017
Angelicum, Rome: 2017, Vol. 94, (4) : 799-828
Wahlberg, Mats
2017
Religionspädagogik in einer mediatisierten Welt, Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer GmbH 2017 : 104-118
Wahlberg, Mats
2017
First Things, New York: Institute of Religion and Public Life 2017, Vol. Feb
Wahlberg, Mats
2017
First Things
Wahlberg, Mats
2017
Dagen, (10 februari)
Wahlberg, Mats
2017
Svensk teologisk kvartalskrift, Lund: 2017, (3-4) : 191-208
Wahlberg, Mats
2017
European Journal of Philosophy of Religion, Vol. 9, (2) : 165-188
Wahlberg, Mats
2016
First Things, Institute of Religion and Public Life: 2016, (June/July)
Wahlberg, Mats
2016
First Things
Wahlberg, Mats
2016
Modern Theology, Oxford: John Wiley & Sons 2016, Vol. 32, (2) : 283-286
Wahlberg, Mats
2015
Nova et vetera, Greenwood Village, CO: Augustine Institute Inc. 2015, Vol. 13, (4) : 1003-1008
Wahlberg, Mats
2015
Nova et vetera, Greenwood Village, CO: Augustine Institute Inc. 2015, Vol. 13, (3) : 765-785
Wahlberg, Mats
2015
Scottish journal of theology, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2015, Vol. 68, (2) : 201-217
Wahlberg, Mats
2015
International journal for philosophy of religion, Dordrecht: Springer 2015, Vol. 77, (1) : 37-51
Wahlberg, Mats
2014
Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company 2014
Wahlberg, Mats
2014
International Journal of Systematic Theology, John Wiley & Sons 2014, Vol. 16, (3) : 273-294
Wahlberg, Mats
2013
Stellenbosch: Stellenbosch University 2013
Wahlberg, Mats
2012
Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2012
Wahlberg, Mats
2003
Tro och liv, Stockholm: 2003, Vol. 62, (3-4) : 4-16
Wahlberg, Mats