Visiting Scholar: Christian Scholarship in the 21st Century

Alvin Plantinga

John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame


Alvin Plantinga (Ph.D., Yale University) was until his retirement in 2010 the John A. O’Brien Chair of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. Following that post, he was the William H. Jellema Chair of Philosophy at Calvin College. He is a past president of the American Philosophical Association and the Society of Christian Philosophers, a Guggenheim fellow, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has been awarded several prestigious lectureships, including two Gifford Lectures at the University of Aberdeen, the Wilde Lectures at Oxford University, and the Suarez Lecture at Fordham University.

Dr. Plantinga was in residence with the Center for Christian Thought for its inaugural semester in Spring 2012, leading roundtable seminars with Research Fellows on the nature of Christian scholarship and the compatibility of science and religion, among other topics. He returned for the inaugural Annual Conference to deliver a plenary address, “On Christian Scholarship.”


Contributions by Alvin Plantinga

Alvin Plantinga

Grace and the Muck on Our Shoes

November 4, 2014

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5 Ways We’re Confused By Grace: A Psychologist’s Take

September 22, 2014

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Alvin Plantinga

Oh, Thank God!, or, The Man Who Mistook God for a Hat

August 25, 2014

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Flowing Like Honey: Gratitude & the Good Life

July 28, 2014

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5 Ingredients for Becoming Wise, Backed by Psychology

June 30, 2014

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Alvin Plantinga

Spiritual Care After Violence: Growing from Trauma with Lived-Theology

June 23, 2014

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5 Ways Science Increases Gratitude & Well-Being

June 16, 2014

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Pondering Wisdom: Why Science Needs the Church, and the Church Needs Science

June 2, 2014

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On Christian Scholarship

May 18, 2012

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Alvin Plantinga

The Nature of Christian Scholarship

May 17, 2012

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Alvin Plantinga

Wolterstorff on Christian Scholarship

May 17, 2012

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Plantinga on Christian Scholarship

May 17, 2012

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Alvin Plantinga

Christian Conduct in the Academic World

May 17, 2012

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Alvin Plantinga

Justice vs. Charity

May 17, 2012

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Alvin Plantinga

The Rift Between Science and Theology

May 17, 2012

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Alvin Plantinga

Christian Standing in Public Academia

May 17, 2012

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Alvin Plantinga

Divine Action

February 12, 2012

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Alvin Plantinga

On the Moral Significance of Poverty

February 6, 2012

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Alvin Plantinga

Science & Religion: Where the Conflict Really Lies (2012)

February 2, 2012

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