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Nicholas Wolterstorff Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Nicholas Wolterstorff Collection, 1951-2016

ID: COLL/335

Primary Creator: Wolterstorff, Nicholas (1932-)

Extent: 5.5 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Professor of philosophy at Calvin College and at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. The collection includes articles, lectures, addresses, pamphlets, editorials, book reviews, and periodical clippings. [See also the Campus Titles Database.]

Biographical Note

Nicholas Wolterstorff was born January 21, 1932 in Bigelow, Minnesota.  Wolterstorff attended Calvin College where he earned his B.A. in philosophy in 1953. He went on to earn his M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard University.  After graduating from Harvard, Wolterstorff worked as a lecturer in the Philosophy department at Yale University. In 1959 Wolterstorff returned to his alma mater, Calvin College, this time as faculty. Wolterstorff served the college as professor of philosophy until 1989, when he accepted the role of Noah Porter Professor Philosophical Theology at Yale University.    He remained at Yale University until his retirement in 2002.

During his academic career Wolterstoff served as president of the American Philosophical Association, Central Division, and as president of the Society of Christian Philosophers. Wolterstoff has written over 150 articles and published 16 books. Wolterstorf's main interests include epistemology, aesthetics, and political philosophy. Next to writing, Wolterstorff is a gifted lecturer. Wolterstorff has held endowed lectureships at several universities.

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 11 Boxes

Related Materials: James Den Boer Collection


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Personal papers and correspondence, 1956-2002],
[Series 2: Published work, 1960-2013, n.d.],
[Series 3: Sermons and chapel talks, 1975-2012, n.d.],
[Series 4: Research papers, 1951-2012, n.d.],
[Series 5: Speeches, 1966-2015, n.d.],
[Series 6: Lectures, 1976-2016, n.d.],
[Series 7: Course files, 1952-2001, n.d.],
[Series 8: Miscellany, 1950s-1986, n.d.],
[All]

Series 5: Speeches --- 1966-2015, n.d.
Box 5
Folder 10: Commencement for Southwest Christian High School, Minnesota --- 1966
Folder 11: "School and Curriculum," Association of Christian School Administrators --- 1969
Folder 12: "The Arts in the Church's Worship," Calvin College Centennial Conference --- 1975
Folder 13: Commencement, Calvin College --- 1980
Folder 14: "Standing There," Calvin College Commencement --- 1980
Folder 15: "The Christian College and Christian Learning," Seattle Pacific University --- 1987
Folder 16: "On God: Two Approaches," Society of Christian Philosophers --- 2000
Folder 17: "Identifying Good and Evil," College of the Holy Cross --- 2002
Folder 18: Commencement "Called or Occupied?" Westmont College --- 2004
Folder 19: Commencement "How to Keep Your Bearings When the Church Seems in Chaos," Western Seminary --- 2005
Folder 20: "Dialogic Pluralism as a Model for the University in a Religiously Diverse Society," University of Richmond --- 2007
Folder 21: "What's a College for Anyway?" Elizabethtown College --- 2011
Folder 22: Commencement "The Love of God and the Love of Learning" --- 2012
Folder 23: Commencement "Looking for Good Work, Western Michigan High School --- 2015
Folder 24: Convocation "What's a College Education For?" King University --- 2015
Folder 25: Commencement "You Need Two Eyes," Trinity Western University --- 2015
Folder 26: "The Religious Voice in the Modern University," University of Massachusetts --- 2016
Folder 27: Evangelical Philosophical Society --- 1999
Folder 28: "The Contribution of Calvin to the Renaissance of Christian Philosophy," Calvin College --- 2001
Folder 29: For Trinity Presbyterian Church --- 2002
Folder 30: At Calvin Senior Breakfast --- 2005
Folder 31: Talk for Center for Christian Study, University of Virginia --- 2005
Folder 32: Talk at Villanova University --- 2005
Folder 33: "Educating for Shalom," Lexington Academy --- 2005
Folder 34: "My Life in the Academy as a Person of Faith," Yale Divinity School --- 2005
Folder 35: "What Should Campus Ministry Be Doing?" University of Minnesota --- 2007
Folder 36: "How the University Has Changed in my Lifetime," Cornell University --- 2007
Folder 37: "The Love of God and the Desire for Learning," Minneapolis, MN --- 2007
Folder 38: Remarks for Panel on Academic Freedom, Calvin College --- 2009
Folder 39: Remarks RE: The Closing of Oakdale Christian School --- 2010
Folder 40: "Jesus, Sheep, and Goats," Belfast --- 2011
Folder 41: "Doing Justice as a Memorial," Calvin College --- 2011
Folder 42: Talks - "The Calling of the Christian Professor," "The Calling of the Christian Scholar," Baylor University --- 2011
Folder 43: "Can Theological Education be Integrated?" Trinity Evangelical Seminary --- 2013
Folder 44: Three Talks to Faith Presbyterian Church Sunday School --- 2014
Folder 45: "Some Reflections on Divine Discourse," Taylor University --- 2014
Folder 46: "Faith, Reason, and Scripture," Trinity Western University --- 2015
Folder 47: "The History and Theology of Christian School Education in the U.S.," Church of the Servant --- April 16
Folder 48: "The Middle East: An American Perspective," Calvin and Free University --- n.d.
Folder 49: "Why Do Religious People Feel That They Are Losing Effective Voice in American Political Affairs?" --- n.d.
Folder 50: "Civic Engagement and the Moral Education of Students," University of Minnesota --- n.d.
Folder 51: "Reason and Trust in Reid" --- n.d.
Folder 52: "How the Academy has Changed Over my Lifetime," Crandal College --- n.d.
Folder 53: Talk Explaining Why He Accepted Position at Yale --- n.d.
Box 6
Folder 1: At Goshen College - "The Mission of the Church Related College" --- 1977
Folder 2: "Education and Secularity," Canadian Retreat --- 1978
Folder 3: "The Christian Artist in a Secular Society," C.I.V.A. Conference --- 1979
Folder 4: At Huntington College Faculty Workshop --- 1979
Folder 5: In Burbank, CA on Anti-Semitism --- 1982
Folder 6: At Kings College - "The Meaning of Christian Higher Education" --- 1985
Folder 7: For AACS Conference --- 1986
Folder 8: At Whitworth College --- 1987
Folder 9: "The Place of Communication Studies in a Christian College," Christianity and Community Conference --- 1996
Folder 10: To Society of Christian Philosophers, Lincoln, NE --- 1998
Folder 11: "Is Religious Belief Intellectually Responsible?" New Paltz, NY --- 1998
Folder 12: For Criminal Justice Chaplaincy --- 1999
Folder 13: "Living Christian Learning," Wheaton College --- 2000
Folder 14: "Reflections on the Classroom 'We,'" Education Conference Calvin College --- 2002
Folder 15: "A Christian Voice," Redeemer College Commencement --- 2003
Folder 16: "Dare to Think for Yourself," Eastern College --- 2004
Folder 17: "Educating for Shalom: What is Our Goal?" Whitworth College --- 2004
Folder 18: "Academic Freedom in a Liberal Democracy," Scranton University --- 2006
Folder 19: "The Opening of the Evangelical Mind," Conference of Evangelical Intellectuals --- 2007
Folder 20: "The Authority of Reason," Center for Christian Study --- 2007
Folder 21: "Some Advice to Those Who Would Be Christian Scholars," Northwestern University and University of Tennessee --- 2009, 2011
Folder 22: "Living with Grief," Mayo Clinic --- 2011
Folder 23: "Church and Academy in the Reformed Tradition: Mutual Service," Georgetown College --- 2012
Folder 24: To Hospital Chaplains - "Befriending the Grieving," Dallas, TX --- 2012
Folder 25: To Lilly Graduate Fellows Conference --- 2012
Folder 26: For "Holy Avarice" Conference - "Can Life in Business Still Be a Calling?" --- 2013
Folder 27: "Calvin College and Tamarisk Tree," 2014, Spoelhof Society Dinner --- 2014
Folder 28: "Reformed Theology and Christian Philosophy," Korea --- 2014
Folder 29: "On Kendall's Walton's Mimesis as Make-Believe" --- n.d.
Folder 30: "Why Integration of Faith and Learning is Not a Good Idea" --- n.d.
Folder 31: Acceptance of Honorary Doctorate from Free University of Amsterdam --- n.d.
Folder 32: Various Unidentified --- n.d.
Folder 33: On Liberation Theology --- n.d.
Folder 34: On Suffering Palestinians --- n.d.
Folder 35: "Kuyper for Today" --- n.d.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Personal papers and correspondence, 1956-2002],
[Series 2: Published work, 1960-2013, n.d.],
[Series 3: Sermons and chapel talks, 1975-2012, n.d.],
[Series 4: Research papers, 1951-2012, n.d.],
[Series 5: Speeches, 1966-2015, n.d.],
[Series 6: Lectures, 1976-2016, n.d.],
[Series 7: Course files, 1952-2001, n.d.],
[Series 8: Miscellany, 1950s-1986, n.d.],
[All]


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