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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 2: Published work --- 1960-2013, n.d.
Box 1
Folder 8: "Qualities" Philosophical Review --- 1960
Folder 9: "Religion and the Schools," "The Weight of History," "A Family of Scholars," "Remember to Remember," "The Idea of a Christian College," Ref. Journal --- 1962-1989
Folder 10: "Canon and Criterion," "Why Care About Justice?" "A Voice on Vocation," "Liturgy, Justice, and Holiness," Reformed Journal --- 1969-1989
Folder 11: Editorials - "As We See It," Reformed Journal --- 1972-1988
Folder 12: "Community Goals and College Governance," Calvin Dialogue --- 1972
Box 2
Folder 1: "Is Reason Enough?" "The Mission of the Church in the 20th Century," "Are Religious Films Possible?" "On Looking at Paintings," Reformed Journal --- 1972-1983
Folder 2: "Are Religious Films Possible?" "The Amish in Court," "Expressing Our Convictions," "Celebrating in Memorial," Ref. Journal --- 1972-1973
Folder 3: "Reforming American Society," "Reflections on Patriotism," Reformed Journal --- 1973-1976
Folder 4: "The Church Today - A Symposium," Reformed Journal --- 1975
Folder 5: "The AACS in the CRC," The Banner --- 1975
Folder 6: "Six Days in South Africa," "Calvinists in Potchefstroom" --- 1975-1985
Folder 7: "Reflections on the Need for Sermons," "Letter to a Young Theologian," "What Reformed Theology is Not," "How Does Grand Rapids Reply to Washington?" Reformed Journal --- 1977-1992
Folder 8: Articles on the "women's issue" --- 1978-1990
Folder 9: "Israel in Lebanon," "Nation and Covenant in Palestine," Reformed Journal --- 1981-1982
Folder 10: "The Mission of the Christian College in the 20th Century," Reformed Journal --- 1983
Folder 11: "The Moral Significance of Poverty," "Not Presence But Action," Perspectives --- 1984-1994
Folder 12: "Curricular Goals of the Christian College," Calvin Dialogue --- 1986
Folder 13: "Why Care About Justice?" Evangelical Round Table --- 1986
Folder 14: "Suffering in Love," Notre Dame Press --- 1988
Folder 15: "Face of Suffering," Pine Rest --- 1989
Folder 16: "What Reformed Epistemology is Not," Perspectives --- 1992
Folder 17: "Christian Education in Reformed Perspective" --- 1999
Folder 18: "Reformed Epistemology" --- n.d.
Folder 19: "Contemporary Christian Views of the State," University of Chicago --- n.d.
Folder 20: "Referring and Existing" --- n.d.
Folder 21: "The Religious Voice in a Pluralistic University" --- n.d.
Folder 22: Religion in the University, (based on Taylor Lectures at Yale) --- 2001
Folder 23: Panel Discussion - "How Do the Humanities, the Sciences, the Arts, and Religion Integrate?" --- 2004
Folder 24: Perspectives Magazine "Forty Years Later" --- 2009
Folder 25: "A Conversation with Jean Elshtain on Civil Society, Democracy, and Religion," University of Chicago Divinity School --- 2011
Folder 26: Reply to Kevin Carnahan and Erik A. Anderson --- 2013
Folder 27: A Pictorial History of Calvin Philosophy (in conjunction with N. Wolterstorff 125th Anniversary Lecture)
Folder 28: Unidentified Seminars on Political Philosophy --- n.d.
Folder 29: Booklet of Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients --- 1998
Folder 30: Report of Research by N. Wolterstorff as H. Luce Fellow on Theology --- n.d.
Folder 31: Two Chapters of Unidentified Publication - "From Reproach to Entitlement and the Nature of Belief" --- n.d.
Folder 32: Discussion of O. O'Donovan's "The Desire of Nations" --- n.d.
Folder 33: Preface to the Korean Translation of Art in Action, n.d
Folder 34: Chapter One of Unknown Book, "Interpreting the Name" --- n.d.
Folder 35: An Interview with N.P. Wolterstorff by Kodon

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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.],
[All]


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