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Richard Weikart on Darwinian Racism at SES National Conference on Christian Apologetics

One of our senior fellows at the Center for Science & Culture, Richard Weikart, has been invited to speak on the subject of his new book, Darwinian Racism, at this year’s National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA) hosted by Southern Evangelical Seminary. He will be featured in two breakout sessions, on April 8 and 9.

Read on for more information taken from the NCCA website.

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In a world of pandemics, violence, civil unrest, natural disasters, and utter confusion, how can we believe in and uphold the truth and goodness of Christianity? Join world-class scholars at FBC Rock Hill, in Rock Hill, SC, for the 28th annual SES National Conference on Christian Apologetics as we become more equipped to defend the truth and goodness of the gospel in a dark and confused world. Space is limited this year, so be sure to register early!

Here are the two sessions presented by Richard Weikart:

Is Christianity to Blame for White Nationalism?: The Role of Darwinism in the History of Racism (Breakout 2B)
Friday, April 8, 1:30 PM EST

Many scholars and media today emphasize the role that evangelical Christianity has played in promoting racism. Few, however, grapple with the prevalence of scientific and Darwinian racism in the history of racist ideology. This presentation will draw on material from my new book, Darwinian Racism: How Darwinism Influenced Hitler, Nazism, and White Nationalism to explain the powerful influence of Darwinism on racial ideologies, including Darwin’s own racism, Nazi racism, and today’s white nationalism.

Apologetics Arguments Based on the Value of Human Life (Breakout 4B)
Saturday, April 9, 1:45 PM EST

Many secularists admit that in their worldview human life has no objective value or meaning or purpose. However, they seem to know better, because they often take positions that assume that human life is valuable. In this presentation I will use material from my book, The Death of Humanity: And the Case for Life to explain how we as Christians can appeal to the value of human life to make the case for a loving God who created us in His image.


April 8, 2022
1:30 PM EST

April 9, 2022
1:45 PM EST


First Baptist Church
481 Hood Center Dr
Rock Hill, SC 29730


Richard Weikart

Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Culture
Richard Weikart is Emeritus Professor of History, California State University, Stanislaus, and author of seven books, including From Darwin to Hitler, Hitler’s Ethic, The Death of Humanity, and Hitler’s Religion. His most recent book is Darwinian Racism: How Darwinism Influenced Hitler, Nazism, and White Nationalism (2022). His PhD dissertation, Socialist Darwinism, earned the biennial prize of the Forum for History of Human Sciences as best dissertation in that field. He has lectured at many universities and other venues in the US and Europe. He also has been interviewed on dozens of radio shows, podcasts, and TV, and appeared in seven documentaries, including Expelled. Some of his lectures and interviews are available on YouTube.