Steven Wilkens, PhD

Professor, Department of Philosophy

Phone: (626) 815-5406
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Steve Wilkens, PhD is professor of theology and ethics in the School of Theology. In the past, he has been involved in APU’s Great Works Option program, a living-learning environment that teaches liberal arts academics in the High Sierras, which has allowed him to teach outside of the traditional class setting. He has authored several books including, Beyond Bumper Sticker Ethics and Good Ideas from Questionable Christians and Outright Pagans and co-authored Christianity and Western Thought: Faith and Reason in the Nineteenth Century, Vol. II.


  • PhD, Systematic Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, 1988
  • MA, Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, 1983
  • BA, Humanities, Tabor College, Hillsboro, KS, 1977

Academic Area

  • School of Theology
    • Department of Philosophy


  • 19th Century Philosophy
  • Christianity and Western Thought

Courses Taught

  • PHIL 100 – Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 315 - History of Ancient Philosophy
  • PHIL 340 – Writing 3: Concepts of Human Nature