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Nicholas Wolterstorff Collection

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Personal papers and correspondence

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Sermons and chapel talks

Research papers

Speeches

Lectures

Course files

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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 1: Personal papers and correspondence --- 1956-2002
Box 1
Folder 1-2: Thesis for PhD - Whitehead's Theory of Individuals --- 1956
Folder 3: Correspondence RE: Synod's Selection of A. Diekema as Calvin President --- 1975
Folder 4: Correspondence/Reports RE: Presidential Search --- 1975
Folder 5: Letter to L. DeKoster RE: His Critique of Reason Within the Bonds of Religion --- 1977
Folder 6: Correspondence RE: Appointment to A. Kuyper Chair at Free University, Amsterdam --- 1980
Folder 7: Correspondence RE: President Bush at Calvin Commencement --- 2005

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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