Intervarsity and Religion Department to Host Visiting Speaker
March 9, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and the Illinois Wesleyan University
Department of Religion (McFee Endowment) will host visiting speaker Alvin Plantinga,
the John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.
Plantinga’s lecture, titled “Religion and Science: Where the Conflict Really Lies,”
will be held on Wednesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. in the Hansen Student Center (300 Beecher
St., Bloomington) and is free and open to the public.
Described by Time magazine as “America’s leading orthodox Protestant philosopher,” Plantinga is best
known for his work in epistemology, metaphysics and the philosophy of religion, in
particular for applying methods of analytic philosophy to questions such as the existence
of God. He is the author of several books including: God and Other Minds, The Nature of Necessity and Warrant and Proper Function. Plantinga received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1958 and has honorary degrees
from Glasgow University, Glasgow, Scotland; Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan;
North Park College, Chicago; the Free University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands;
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah and Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana.
He served as president of the American Philosophical Association, Western Division
from 1981-1982 and as the president of the Society of Christian Philosophers from
1983-1986. Plantinga has delivered the prestigious Gillman Lectures three times.
For additional information, contact Intervarsity Staff Leader Josh Lang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Katie Webb ’13, (309) 556-3181