In the span of one week, two noteworthy scholars will be visiting Taylor University. James Davison Hunter will speak for the National Student Leadership Conference, hosted by Taylor this weekend. He will arrive tomorrow and will meet with several faculty to discuss his recent book, To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World (Oxford Press). This book has been fascinating to read, and I’m looking forward to discussing it with Hunter. Also, I’m excited that students attending the NSLC will get a heavy dose of him.
And next week Alvin Plantinga will come to Taylor to give four different talks as part of our annual Staley Lecture Series. Plantinga is perhaps the greatest philosopher of religion of our time and has deeply impacted several other sub-disciplines in philosophy as well. He is the author of the highly acclaimed and influential Warrant trilogy (Oxford Press). But if you’d like to pick up a manageable selection of his works, you should check out The Analytic Theist (Eerdmans). Here is the schedule for Plantinga’s talks:
- Tuesday, March 1st at 3:00 p.m. (MMVA 002) — “Warranted Christian Belief and Modern Biblical Scholarship”
- Tuesday, March 1st at 7:00 p.m. (Recital Hall) — “Religion and Science: Where the Conflict Really Lies”
- Wednesday, March 2nd at 10:00 a.m. (Rediger Auditorium) — “Truth and Worldviews”
- Wednesday, March 2nd at 3:00 p.m. (Rediger Auditorium) — “Religion and Science: Divine Action in the Material World”