Dr. Alvin Plantinga is currently the William H. Jellema Chair of Philosophy at Calvin College, and was until his retirement in 2010 the John A. O’Brien Chair of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. 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. His most recent book, Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism (2011) was just published with Oxford University Press.
In the video below, Plantinga explores these questions: What is the relationship between Christian belief and modern science? Is the modern theory of evolution compatible or incompatible with theism? Should we take it at face that a naturalistic worldview is compatible with the theory of evolution? Or is it possible that theistic religion and science have greater compatibility than naturalism and science?
Plantinga at Biola University (November 2011).
- New York Times: Jennifer Schuessler, “Philosopher Sticks Up for God.” Also available as PDF.
- NPR: Rachel Martin, “Exploring the Real ‘Conflict’: Science vs. Naturalism.”
- Christianity Today: John Wilson, “Q&A: Alvin Plantinga on Conflict Resolution with Science.”
- Cardus: Review by David Talcott.
- Philosophy News: Interview by Paul Pardi.