Senior Fellows

Dr. Benjamin Wiker

Dr. Benjamin Wiker, Senior Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, holds a Ph.D. in Theological Ethics from Vanderbilt University, and has taught at Marquette University, St. Mary’s University, Thomas Aquinas College (CA), and Franciscan University. The author of several books including, Answering the New Atheism: Dismantling Dawkins’ Case Against God (co-authored with Scott Hahn, Emmaus, 2008), Ten Books that Screwed Up the World i>(Regnery, 2008), A Meaningful World: How the Arts and Sciences Reveal the Genius of Nature (co-authored with Jonathan Witt, InterVarsity, 2006), Moral Darwinism: How We Became Hedonists (InterVarsity, 2002), The Mystery of the Periodic Table (Bethlehem Books, 2003), and Architects of the Culture of Death (co-authored with Donald DeMarco, Ignatius, 2004).

Dr. Wiker lives with his wife and seven children in rural Ohio.

Curriculum Vitae


Ph. D.  Vanderbilt University Theological Ethics 1994
Masters   Vanderbilt University Religion   1986
Bachelors Furman University Political Philosophy 1983


Writer, Full Time, 2006-present

Senior Fellow of the Discovery Institute

Senior Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology


Franciscan University Lecturer, Theology and Science 2001-2006
Franciscan University Assistant Professor of Classics/Honors               2000-2001
Thomas Aquinas College               Tutor   1996-2000
St. Mary’s University (MN)              Assistant Professor, Philosophy 1991-1996
St. Mary’s University (MN)              Assistant Professor, Theology 1990-1991
Marquette University Lecturer, Theology   1989-1990
Marquette University Instructor, Theology   1988-1989


Monographs: (total sales as of 12/2008 in parentheses)

The Darwin Myth: 
The Life and Lies of Charles Darwin Regnery                         June, 2009

Answering the New Atheism:  Emmaus               Spring, 2008
Dismantling Dawkins’ Case Against God
With Scott Hahn

10 Books that Screwed Up the World:  Regnery               Spring, 2008
And 5 Others that Didn’t Help

A Meaningful World: How the Arts and   InterVarsity Press               Spring, 2006
Sciences Reveal the Genius of Nature
With Jonathan Witt

Architects of the Culture of Death Ignatius               Summer, 2004
With Donald DeMarco

The Mystery of the Periodic Table   Bethlehem Books               Spring, 2003

Moral Darwinism:  How We Became Hedonists InterVarsity Press               Summer, 2002

The Relationship of Politics and Ethics to Physics
and Metaphysics in Aristotle         Vanderbilt Ph.D., Dissertation, 1994


“Happy Birthday, Charles Darwin” Feb, 12, 2009
“Darwin, Nietzsche, and Hitler: 
The Evolution of the Ubermensch May 13, 2008
“Darwin and Hitler: in Their Own Words” May 5, 2008
“Pope Benedict and Nature’s Genius” Oct. 1, 2007
“The Unsure Revival of Estonia”  Crisis   Mar., 2007
“The Meaning of Marriage”  Crisis   Oct., 2006
“Benedict Contra Nietzsche”  Crisis   May, 2006
“The Ruination and Restoration of Scripture” Crisis   Nov., 2004
“Why You Must Vote”  Crisis   Oct., 2004
“The Death of Morality”  Crisis   Jul/Aug., 2004
“The Meaning-Full Universe”  Crisis   Apr., 2004
“Mugged by the Muse”  Crisis   Mar., 2004
“The Problem of Evil”  Crisis   Dec., 2003
“Going Native:  Life in the Country”  Crisis   Oct., 2003
“Does Science Point to God?  The Intelligent Crisis   Jul/Aug., 2003
Design Revolution, Part II
“Does Science Point to God?  The Intelligent
Design Revolution, Part I”  Crisis   April, 2003
“Gentleman’s Astronomy”  Crisis   Jan., 2003
“Alien Ideas:  Christianity and the Search for
Extraterrestrial Life”  Crisis   Nov., 2002
“Playing Games with Good and Evil”  Crisis   May, 2002
“Don’t Wear That Mini to Mass”  Crisis   April, 2001
“Drawing a Hemline:  Sexual Modesty and 
the Pursuit of Wisdom”  Crisis   July/Aug. 2000
“The Invention of Heck”  Crisis   Nov., 1999
“A Building That Teaches”  Catholic World Report               Feb., 2003
“The Privilege of Life on Earth”  Catholic World Report               Nov., 2001
“Looking Inside Darwin’s Black Box”  Catholic World Report               Dec., 2000
“A New Scientific Revolution”  Catholic World Report               July, 2000
“Darwin and the Descent of Morality”  First Things   Nov., 2001
“Darwin as Epicurean”  Touchstone   Oct., 2002
“Facts to the Wind”  National Review Online               Feb., 2002
“Do You Bonobo?  Meet Our 
Make-Love-Not-War Primates”  National Review Online               Oct., 2001
“True Equality”  Academic Questions Spring, 1999
“Inquisition in the Catholic Church”  Lay Witness   April, 2000 
“From Athens to Rome to California”  Lay Witness   March, 1998
“Nature to Grace: the Great Books 
and Catholic Literature”  Sursum Corda!  Spring, 1997
“Intelligent Design vs. Blind Evolution:
the Moral Implications.”  New Oxford Review March, 2001
“You Have Ten Minutes To Prove the 
  Existence of God to My Husband” New Oxford Review   Sept., 2000
“The Christian and the Epicurean”  New Oxford Review   July/Aug. 1999
“The Looming Civil War over Abortion”  New Oxford Review   Feb., 1999
“Loving Thy Neighbor into Big-Time Trouble” New Oxford Review   Jul./Aug., 1998 
“The Repaganization of the West”  New Oxford Review   May, 1996

“Unplanned Parenthood”  Caelum et Terra   Summer, 1996
“When Goodness is Boring”  Caelum et Terra   Fall, 1995
“Church Architecture and the American Character” Caelum et Terra   Summer, 1995


Phi Beta Kappa
Highest Honors, Ph.D. Exams
Magna cum Laude, Furman University


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