Dr. Wiker on the Reformation Part 3

What effect did the threat of Islamic invasion have on the Reformation? Dr. Benjamin Wiker, Associate Professor of Political Science and Human Life Studies at Franciscan University of Steubenville and author of “The Reformation 500 Years Later: 12 Things You Need to Know,” describes how Luther’s view that the Islamic threat was punishment from God for corruption all the way to the highest ranks of the Church led to a short term vision. Luther thought the world was about to end and thus he was not concerned with the long term consequences of his words or actions. This expectation was one of the causes that made the Reformation a great splinter event in the Church rather than a true reformation.

Dr. Wiker on the Reformation Part 2

The history of the Church shows that disagreements, heresies, and reformations were present from the beginning. What was it about the early sixteenth century that allowed the Reformation to be something more? Dr. Benjamin Wiker, Associate Professor of Political Science and Human Life Studies at Franciscan University of Steubenville and author of “The Reformation 500 Years Later: 12 Things You Need to Know,” explains how recognizing the causes of the Reformation on both sides can aide greater Christian unity today.

Dr. Wiker on the Reformation

Why mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation? In this insight Dr. Benjamin Wiker, Associate Professor of Political Science and Human Life Studies at Franciscan University of Steubenville and author of “The Reformation 500 Years Later: 12 Things You Need to Know,” offers two reasons why knowledge of the Reformation five hundred years ago helps us understand our situation today.

Dr. Benjamin Wiker: Is There A Catholic Ecology?

What is a Catholic ecology? How can the undersanding of ecology be expanded to include not only nature but also human nature and hence human morality or natural law?

Dr. Benjamin Wiker, Associate Professor of Political Science and Human Life Studies at Franciscan University of Steubenville, delivers his talk entitled “Is There A Catholic Ecology?” as an overview of his book, “In Defense of Nature: The Catholic Unity of Enviromental, Economic, and Moral Ecology.” Dr. Wiker’s talk was part of the Faculty Research Colloquium at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Benjamin Wiker: Disestablishing Secularism through Reestablishing the University

Benjamin Wiker, Associate Professor of Political Science and Human Life Studies at Franciscan University of Steubenville, delivers his talk entitled “Disestablishing Secularism through Reestablishing the University.” Professor Wiker’s talk was part of the Challenging the Secular Culture Conference, sponsored by the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Dr. Benjamin Wiker — Four Proofs of a Designed Universe

Dr. Benjamin Wiker,  senior fellow, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, speaks on “Can Science Demonstrate the Existence of God? What’s a Catholic to Think?”, a presentation from Franciscan University’s 2012 Science and Faith Conference: “Can Science Inform Our Understanding of God?”

Dr. Benjamin Wiker — Materialist Reduction of Reason: The Atheist’s Safety Net

Dr. Benjamin Wiker, senior fellow, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology speaks on “Can Science Demonstrate the Existence of God? What’s a Catholic to Think?”, a presentation from Franciscan University’s 2012 Science and Faith Conference: “Can Science Inform Our Understanding of God?”

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