Selected Articles and Chapters
  • “Theorizing Children’s Global Citizenship: Reconstructionism and the Politics of Deep Interdependence,” Global Studies of Childhood (March 2019) 9(1), forthcoming.
  • “From Childhood Studies to Childism: Reconstructing the Scholarly and Social Imaginations,” Children’s Geographies, special issue edited by Hanne Warming on Society and Social Changes through the Prism of Childhood, forthcoming 2019.
  • “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.