Hunter Baker, J.D., Ph.D. is the winner of the 2011 Michael Novak Award conferred by the Acton Institute which has been rated as one of the top global think tanks. He is the author of The End of Secularism (Crossway Academic, 2009). The book has been reviewed and/or commented upon in print by Books & Culture, Touchstone, Christianity Today, and The Washington Times and online at First Things and National Review. It was endorsed by David Dockery, Robert Sirico, Francis Beckwith, Herbert London, Russell Moore, Jennifer Roback-Morse, and Glenn Stanton prior to publication and has subsequently been cited favorably by the New York Times bestselling novelist Andrew Klavan and D.A. Carson. Baker’s second book, Political Thought: A Student’s Guide is part of the Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition series and was published in the summer of 2012.
Dr. Baker serves as dean of instruction and associate professor of political science at Union University. He was selected to deliver the endowed Gheens Lectures titled “The System Has a Soul” at Southern Seminary in 2010. He has also delivered the Calihan lecture for the Acton Institute and gave a plenary lecture in the same line-up as Daniel Walker Howe, Mark Noll, Juan Williams, and R.R. Reno at Hillsdale College’s Center for Constructive Alternatives event in 2011.
Baker is the co-founder of The City, a journal of Christian thought, a senior editor of Renewing Minds, a journal published by Union University, and an associate editor of the Journal of Markets and Morality. His work has appeared in print and/or online at the Journal of Law and Religion, the Journal of Markets & Morality, Touchstone, National Review, Christianity Today, Themelios, Religion & Liberty, The Regent University Law Review, and a wide variety of other publications. He is also the author of book chapters in the edited volumes Faith and Learning by David Dockery, The Great Books Reader by John Mark Reynolds, and The Baylor Project by Barry Hankins and Donald Schmeltekopf.
Hunter Baker holds the bachelor of science in economics and political science from Florida State University, the master of public administration from the University of Georgia, the doctor of jurisprudence from the University of Houston, and the doctor of philosophy in religion, politics, and society from Baylor University. He served as president of the Florida State University chapter of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship as an undergraduate.