Benjamin Wiker is, first of all, a husband and a father of seven children. He has just become a first-time grandfather. He and his wife Teresa have been married thirty years, and are both converts to the Catholic Church. They now live in small-town Ohio.
Dr. Wiker graduated from Furman University with a B.A. in Political Philosophy. He has an M.A. in Religion and a Ph.D. in Theological Ethics, both from Vanderbilt University. He taught full time for thirteen years at a number of Catholic institutions, first at Marquette University, then St. Mary’s University (MN), Thomas Aquinas College (CA), and finally Franciscan University (OH). During these many years, he offered a wide variety of courses in philosophy, theology, history, the history and philosophy of science, the history of ethics, the Great Books, Latin, and even mathematics.
He is now a full-time speaker and writer, with eleven books published including his latest, Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion (Regnery, 2013) and Politicizing the Bible: The Roots of Historical Criticism and the Secularization of Scripture 1300-1700 (with Scott Hahn, Crossroad, 2013). He’s also done a video series Seven Myths about the Catholic Church & Science, which complements his book, The Catholic Church and Science: Answering the Questions, Exposing the Myths (St. Benedict/TAN, 2011).
Dr. Wiker has lectured all over the US, on both coasts and in between, at universities, conferences, and churches. He has appeared on hundreds of radio programs, both national and local, Catholic and non-Catholic, from The Dennis Prager Show, The Dennis Miller Show, The Mike Huckabee Show, and NPR, to Relevant Radio, Kresta in the Afternoon, and EWTN’s Son Rise Morning Show.
He has also appeared on EWTN’s The Journey Home, EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Life on the Rock, and Bookmark, as well as C-Span’s BookTV and After Words. His website is www.benjaminwiker.com.
A complete listing of Dr. Wiker’s books:
Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion (Regnery, 2013)
Politicizing the Bible: The Roots of Historical Criticism and the Secularization of Scripture 1300-1700 (with Scott Hahn, Crossroad, 2013)
The Catholic Church and Science: Answering the Questions, Exposing the Myths (St. Benedict/TAN, 2011)
10 Books Every Conservative Must Read: Plus Four Others Not to Miss and One Impostor (Regnery, 2010)
The Darwin Myth: The Life and Lies of Charles Darwin (Regnery, 2009)
10 Books that Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others that Didn’t Help (Regnery, 2008)
Answering the New Atheism: Dismantling Dawkins’ Case against God (with Scott Hahn, Emmaus, 2008)
A Meaningful World: How the Arts and Sciences Reveal the Genius of Nature (with Jonathan Witt, InterVarsity, 2006)
Architects of the Culture of Death (with Donald DeMarco, Ignatius, 2004)
The Mystery of the Periodic Table (Bethlehem Books, 2003)
Moral Darwinism: How We Became Hedonists (InterVarsity, 2002)