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Nicholas Wolterstorff Collection

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Personal papers and correspondence

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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


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[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.],
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Series 8: Miscellany --- 1950s-1986, n.d.
Box 11
Folder 4: Student "The Ways of Knowing God" --- 1950s
Folder 5: Gifted Teachers Award --- 1970
Folder 6: Music and Art --- 1981
Folder 7: Memorial Service for Eric. R. Wolterstorff --- 1983
Folder 8: Participant Nobel Symposium, Stockholm, Sweden --- 1986
Folder 9: Reflections on President Spoelhof and the Model T Prank
Folder 10: News Clippings
Folder 11: Minutes of the Palestine Human Rights Campaign --- 1982-1986
Folder 12: Palestine Human Rights Campaign Correspondence --- 1982-1985
Folder 13: Notes on Farewell Talk to Students at Yale Divinity School and Notes at Banquet --- n.d.
Folder 14: Notes on Biblical Authority --- n.d.
Folder 15
Item 1: Papers --- n.d.
Item 2: Booklet: “Advice to Christian Philosophers,” by Alvin Plantinga and John A. O’Brien --- 04 Nov 1983
Folder 16: Eric Wolterstorff's Funeral
Audio Cassette

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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