Introductory Articles

We think these articles will serve as useful introductions to the topic integrating the Christian faith and the academic disciplines, and we invite you to read them (or print them) and study them carefully.

Dr. Alvin Plantinga is director of the Center for Philosophy of Religion at Notre Dame University where he is also the John O’Brien Professor of Philosophy. He has published more than one hundred articles on a wide variety of topics within the domains of philosophical theology and philosophy of religion. His recent two volume work on epistemology was hailed as "one of the major accomplishments of twentieth-century epistemology" by Richard Foley of Rutgers University. Among his books are: Warrant and Proper Function (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993); Warrant: The Current Debate (New York: Oxford U. Press 1993); Faith and Rationality (ed. with Nicholas Wolterstorff, University of Notre Dame Press, 1983); Does God Have a Nature? (Marquette University Press, 1980); God, Freedom, and Evil (Evanston: Harper & Row, 1974); The Nature of Necessity (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1974); God and Other Minds (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1967).   Advice to Christian Philosophers With Preface to Those in the Disciplines

Dr. J.P. Moreland is Professor of Philosophy of Religion at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. Besides winning several Teacher of the Year awards at different institutions, his books include: Love Your God With All Your Mind: The Role of Reason in the Life of the Soul. (with General Editor Dallas Willard, Colorado Springs, CO: Navpress, 1997); Christianity and the Nature of Science: A Philosophical Investigation (Baker Book House, 1989); Scaling the Secular City: A Defense of Christianity (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1987); and Universals, Qualities-Instances: A Defense of Realism (Lanhand, MD: University Press of America, 1985). He has also edited or co-edited a number of books including: Beyond Death (with Gary Habermas, Wheaton, Il.: Crossway Books, 1998); Jesus Under Fire: Crucial Questions About Jesus (co-editor with Michale Wilkins, Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995); The Creation Hypothesis: Scientific Evidence for a Designer (editor, Downers Grove, Il.: InterVarsity Press, 1994); Christian Perspectives on Being Human: A Multidisciplinary Approach (with David Ciocchi, Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1993), with Kai Nielsen, Does God Exist?: The Debate Between Atheists and Theists (Buffalo: Prometheus Books, 1993; Thomas Nelson 1990). He has also written more than sixty-five articles in magazines and professional journals.   Philosophical Apologetics, the Church, and Contemporary Culture

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