Saying farewell to Alvin Plantinga
C. Stephens Evans has posted a really nice article on Alvin Plantinga and the conference that was recently held to mark his retirement. I’m sure you don’t to be reminded about how significant Plantinga has been for contemporary theology and Christian philosophy (indeed, philosophy of religion in general), but let me quote Evans anyway:
In the fall of 1950, a Calvin College sophomore named Alvin Plantinga, having just transferred from Harvard, met another Calvin sophomore named Nicholas Wolterstorff. The rest is history, as historians like to say. Over the next sixty years, these two men would change the course of Christian philosophy and American philosophy in general. To say that they changed the course of Christian philosophy is actually a vast understatement; it would be more accurate to say that they resurrected Christian philosophy.