Selected Articles and Chapters

“The Global Human Rights of Modern Child Slaves.” In Anna Mae Duane, ed., When is a Child a Slave?: Child Slavery Before and After Emancipation” (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016), forthcoming.

“Why Children’s Rights Matter.” In Catherine Bernard and John Shea, eds., Giving Children a Voice: The Transforming Role of the Family (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015), pp. 43-51.

“Democratizing Democracy: The Road from Women’s to Children’s Suffrage,” International Journal of Human Rights, Special Issue, edited by Sonja Grover (2014) 18.6: 646–659. View pdf.

“Why Children and Youth Should Have the Right to Vote: An Argument for Proxy-Claim Suffrage,” Children, Youth and Environments, Vol. 24, No. 1 (2014), pp. 108-123. View pdf.

“Childism: The Challenge of Childhood to Ethics and the Humanities.” In Anna Mae Duane, ed., The Children’s Table: Childhood Studies and the New Humanities (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2013), pp. 68-84. View pdf.

 “All the World’s a Stage: Childhood and the Play of Being.” In Emily Ryall, Wendy Russell, and Malcolm MacLean, eds., The Philosophy of Play (New York: Routledge, 2013), pp. 32-43. View pdf.

“Can Democracy Represent Children? Toward a Politics of Difference,” Childhood (February 2012), 19:86-100. View pdf.

“Children’s Political Representation: The Right to Make a Difference,” John Wall and Anandini Dar, International Journal of Children’s Rights 19.4 (September 2011), 375-92.

“Children and Political Representation: The Challenge of the Gift,” Journal of Childhood and Religion 1.5 (online journal, posted July 2010), pp. 1-32. View online. Reprinted in Alan Cole, ed., Children, Youth, Church, and Culture (Sopher Press, 2011).

“‘Ain’t I a Person?’ Reimagining Human Rights in Response to Children,” Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 30.2 (Fall 2010), 39-57.

“Christianity,” Marcia Bunge and John Wall, in The Child in World Religions (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2009), ed. Don Browning and Marcia Bunge, pp. 83-149. 

“Child: Religious and Philosophical Perspectives” in The Child: An Encyclopedic Companion, ed. Richard A. Shweder ( Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2009), pp. 143-147; and “John Locke,” ibid., p. 578.

“Childism and the Ethics of Responsibility.” In Annemie Dillen and Didier Pollefeyt, eds., Children’s Voices. Children’s Perspectives in Ethics, Theology, and Religious Education (Leuven, Belgium: BETL, Peeters-Publishing, 2009).

“Human Rights in Light of Childhood,” International Journal of Children’s Rights 16.4 (October 2008), pp. 523-543. View in pdf.

“Creating Responsibility: Method and Morality in Light of Childhood.” in Marcia Bunge, ed., Children, Community, and Faith Formation: Perspectives from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2008).

“Human Rights in Light of Children: A Christian Childist Perspective,” Journal of Pastoral Theology 17.1 (Spring 2007), pp. 54-67. View in pdf.

“Fatherhood, Childism, and the Creation of Society,” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 75.1 (March 2007), pp. 52-76. View in pdf. See also Wilcox, “Response to Wall,” pp. 77-84; and Wall, “Reply to Wilcox,” pp. 85-86.

Imitatio Creatoris: The Hermeneutical Primordiality of Creativity in Moral Life,” Journal of Religion 87.1 (January 2007), pp. 21-42. View in pdf.

“Childhood Studies, Hermeneutics, and Theological Ethics,” Journal of Religion 86.4 (October 2006), pp. 523-548. View in pdf.

“Phronesis as Poetic: Moral Creativity in Contemporary Aristotelianism,” The Review of Metaphysics 59.2 (December 2005), pp. 313-331. View in pdf

“The Creative Imperative: Ethics and the Formation of Life in Common,” Journal of Religious Ethics 33.1 (Spring 2005), pp. 45-64. View in pdf.

“Fallen Angels: A Contemporary Christian Ethical Ontology of Childhood,” International Journal of Practical Theology 8.2 (Fall 2004), pp. 160-184. View in pdf.

“‘Let the Little Children Come’: Child Rearing as Challenge to Contemporary Christian Ethics,” Horizons 31.1 (Spring 2004), pp. 64-87. View in pdf.

“The Christian Ethics of Children: Emerging Questions and Possibilities,” Journal of Lutheran Ethics (electronic journal) 4.1 (January 2004), approximately 8 pages.

“Phronesis, Poetics, and Moral Creativity,” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 6.3 (September 2003), pp. 317-341. View in pdf

“Animals and Innocents: Theological Reflections on the Meaning and Purpose of Child-Rearing,” Theology Today 59.4 (January 2003), pp. 559-582. View in pdf.

“The Marriage Education Movement: A Theological Analysis,” International Journal of Practical Theology 6.1 (Spring 2002), pp. 85-104. View in pdf.

“Marital Therapy Caught Between Person and Public: A Conversation with Christian Traditions on Marriage,” John Wall and Bonnie Miller-McLemore,Pastoral Psychology 50.4 (March 2002), pp. 259-280. View in pdf.

“The Economy of the Gift: Paul Ricoeur’s Significance for Theological Ethics,” Journal of Religious Ethics 29.2 (Summer 2001), pp. 235-260. View in pdf.