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Dr. Stephen Wolfe

Dr. Stephen Wolfe

about the teacher

Stephen Wolfe is a postdoctoral fellow in the James Madison Program at Princeton University. He completed his PhD in political philosophy at LSU in 2020. He has several years of teaching experience, including online teaching, and has published several academic articles. He was born and raised in Napa, California and currently lives in North Carolina with his wife and four children.

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is oriented toward the formation of Christian wisdom. By wisdom, I mean the ability to navigate through and contend with our modern, secular world without sacrificing principle and with the goal of effective service to family, friends, civil society, church, and God. In other words, wisdom is the recognition, approval, and pursuit of things that are excellent. A liberal education liberates the mind from the common snares, tricks, distortions, manipulations, and schemes of the world in order to know and love what is true, good, and beautiful. I want my students to leave the classroom with tools that enable them to unveil the reality of God's creation.

Statement of Faith

I hold to the Westminster Confession of Faith. My family and I are members of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Baton Rouge, LA.

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Publications

Reformed Theology and the American Founding
A Rediscovery of Calvinist Sources
History of Political Thought (Vol. 39, Issue 3), 2018
Bénédict Pictet
Small Steps Towards Rationalism?
Journal of Reformed Theology (Vol. 11, Issue 3), 2017
Pagan Civil Virtue in the Thought of Francis Turretin
Beyond Calvin: Essays on the Diversity of the Reformed Tradition. Edited by Bradford Littlejohn and Jonathan Tomes (Moscow, ID: Davenant Trust), 2017
Reformed Natural Law and the American Founding
Found in For Law and For Liberty: The Trans-Atlantic Legacy of Protestant Political Thought. Edited by Bradford Littlejohn (Moscow, ID: Davenant TrustTrust), 2016

Education

MA
2016
Political Science
MA
2019
Philosophy
PhD
2020
Political Theory