Christopher Wolfe Ph.D.

Christopher Wolfe

Distinguished Affiliate Professor

Dr. Wolfe was an Affiliate Professor of Politics from 2014-2021.  He is President Emeritus of the Dallas Forum for Law, Politics, and Culture (formally the American Public Philosophy Institute)  For more information on its activities at UD, in the Dallas area, and nationally, go to

Ph.D. Boston College
B.A. University of Notre Dame

“Are Some Men Angels? Modern Catholic Social Thought and Trust in Government”, Catholic Social Teaching: A Volume of Scholarly Essays eds. G. Bradley and E. C. Brugger (Cambridge University Press, July 2019) 345-364.

The Concept of Social Justice ed. C. Wolfe (St. Augustines Press, 2019)

Natural Law Today: The Present State of the Perennial Philosophy eds. C. Wolfe and S. Brust (Lexington Books, 2018)

“Spurning the Inevitable?: Do Contemporary Liberals Appeal to Nature As a Standard of Justice?” at the James Madison Program conference on “Natural Law, Natural Rights, and the American Republic” (May, 2010)

“Have Our Universities Given Up on the Meaning of Life?” at the Thomas International Center Seminar on “Parts Without a Whole: The Missing Link in Contemporary Higher Education” Duke University (April, 2010)

“McCulloch v. Md. and Marshall's Constitutional Interpretation” in McCulloch v. Maryland at 200 (forthcoming, AEI)

“Natural Law and Politics” in The Cambridge Companion to Natural Law Ethics ed. Tom Angier (Cambridge University Press, 2019) 235-254.

 “Originalist Reflections on Constitutional Freedom of Speech” SMU Law Review, Vol. 72, No. 3 (Summer 2019)

 “Natural Law and Contemporary Liberalism: John Rawls and Ronald Dworkin” in A Second Look at First Things: A Case for Conservative Politics ed. F. Beckwith (St. Augustine Press, 2013).