Author Profile: Hunter Baker

Blog author: Hunter Baker


Hunter Baker, J.D., Ph.D. serves as contributing editor to The City and to Salvo Magazine. In addition, he has written for The American Spectator, American Outlook, National Review Online, Christianity Today, Human, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and a number of other outlets. His scholarly work has appeared in the Journal of Law and Religion (“Competing Orthodoxies in the Public Square: Postmodernism’s Effect on Church-State Separation”), the Regent University Law Review (“Storming the Gates of a Massive Cultural Investment: Reconsidering Roe in Light of its Flawed Foundation and Undesirable Consequences”), and the Journal of Church and State. In 2007, he contributed a chapter “The Struggle for Baylor’s Soul” to the edited collection The Baylor Project, published by St. Augustine’s Press. He has also been a guest on a variety of television and radio programs, including Prime Time America and Kresta in the Afternoon. As a law student in the late 1990s, Hunter Baker worked for The Rutherford Institute and Prison Fellowship Ministries where he focused primarily on defending the constitutional principle of religious liberty. Prior to beginning doctoral studies in religion and politics at Baylor University in 2003, he served as director of public policy for the Georgia Family Council. While at Baylor, Baker served as a graduate assistant to the philosopher Francis Beckwith and the historian Barry Hankins. He assisted Beckwith in the editing of his landmark book Defending Life which has now been published by Cambridge University Press. He also provided research assistance to Hankins in his forthcoming biography of Francis Schaeffer. Baker currently serves on the political science faculty at Union University and is an associate dean in the college of arts and sciences. He is married to Ruth Elaine Baker, M.D. They have a son, Andrew, and a daughter, Grace.

On the Web

Blog posts by Hunter Baker:

PBR: Public Good and the Faith-Based Initiative

Thursday, February 12, 2009

America’s Secular Challenge

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

PBR: Aristotle on What is Wrong with Socialism

Monday, February 2, 2009

Neuhaus and the Academy

Friday, January 9, 2009

Summing Up a Great Man’s Life

Friday, January 9, 2009

Conservative/Libertarian Books for the Acton Reader

Monday, January 5, 2009

Reading Russell Kirk

Friday, December 19, 2008

Kathleen Parker and “Secular Reason”

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

How Obama Can Lead Us to Recovery

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Bragging on an Undergrad

Friday, November 21, 2008