More by Nicholas Wolterstorff please!

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jan 6 2015 4:29 AM

There a book about him (On Being a Christian in the Academy: Nicholas Wolterstorff and the Practice of Christian Scholarship) but very little by him. Please get some or all of these:

He's more generally Evangelical than specifically Reformed, but he did teach at Calvin College, and I find that posting suggestions to a specific denominational forum gets more definite attention.

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 6 2015 6:39 AM

Yes, Rosie, he did teach at Calvin.  In fact, he was one of my philosophy professors.  I remember being a bit late in finishing a paper so I took it to his house and caught him out in back mowing the lawn with goggles on. 

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 6 2015 7:19 AM

Rosie Perera:
He's more generally Evangelical than specifically Reformed, but he did teach at Calvin College, and I find that posting suggestions to a specific denominational forum gets more definite attention.

I'd say he's solidly Reformed but intentionally speaks to a broader audience, though one might debate what it means to be "solidly Reformed."

But yes, more of him, more of Alvin Plantinga (though much of what he writes would fit better in Noet), more Rich Mouw (I had all three of them at Calvin College, when I was there in the late 70's). Neil (Cornelius) Plantinga (of Calvin Theological Seminary) would also make an excellent addition to Reformed offerings.

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 6 2015 7:36 AM

Rich DeRuiter:

Rosie Perera:
He's more generally Evangelical than specifically Reformed, but he did teach at Calvin College, and I find that posting suggestions to a specific denominational forum gets more definite attention.

I'd say he's solidly Reformed but intentionally speaks to a broader audience, though one might debate what it means to be "solidly Reformed."

But yes, more of him, more of Alvin Plantinga (though much of what he writes would fit better in Noet), more Rich Mouw (I had all three of them at Calvin College, when I was there in the late 70's). Neil (Cornelius) Plantinga (of Calvin Theological Seminary) would also make an excellent addition to Reformed offerings.

The Plantingas were quite an institution at Calvin.  My first wife had "Papa" Plantinga for psychology.  He was the prototypical absent-minded professor who would walk back and forth in front of the class totally unaware that his fly was open.  Embarrassed

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 6 2015 2:07 PM

George Somsel:
He was the prototypical absent-minded professor who would walk back and forth in front of the class totally unaware that his fly was open.

I have a funny story about that. I was once in a class taught by John Stackhouse, and his fly was open throughout the first half of class. After the break he returned to find that someone had left a discreet note on his lectern that said "XYZ." He was oblivious to what that meant (and his fly was still open). He read it to the class, and asked, "Would someone please tell me what this means?" Several snickers went around the room. "Obviously some of you know what it means...[then he selected a random student who was giggling] I call on you, [name], to tell me what it means." The poor student had to come up with a non-embarrassing way to explain it in front of a class of about 75 students. He said something clever like, "wardrobe malfunction" (though this was in the days before that phrase had been invented). Stackhouse got it and zipped up his fly in front of all of us, with flair. Smile

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John Mulholland | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 8 2015 8:54 PM

In order to encourage more responses, here are some papers by Wolterstorff, and about his work, all on the internet. There must be more, and I will hope that this note will prompt some others to help us find more.

"The Grace that Shaped My Life"
https://www.calvin.edu/125th/wolterst/w_bio.pdf

"Interlude I - For Justice in Shalom" - from Until Justice and Peace Embrace
http://www.calvin.edu/dotAsset/ee70a294-dded-492c-8ba9-c9febb77fd1c.pdf

"Beauty and Justice"    -   http://thecresset.org/2009/Easter/wolterstorff.htm

"Justice, Not Charity: Social Work through Eyes of Faith"
http://www.nacsw.org/Publications/SWC33_2WebSample.pdf

“The Troubled Relationship Between Christians and Human Rights” 
http://cslr.law.emory.edu/fileadmin/media/PDFs/Lectures/Wolterstorff.Future_of_Law__Religion__and_Human_Rights.Troubled_Relationship_Between_Christians_and_Human_Rights.pdf

Interview with Wolterstorff - "...It's tied together by Shalom"
http://www.faithandleadership.com/qa/nicholas-wolterstorff-its-tied-together-shalom

"Rights and Wrongs" - interview with NW
http://www.religion-online.org/showarticle.asp?title=3533

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Patricia Harris, Hearing the Voices of Those Who Are Educating for Shalom - EdD dissertation on NW
http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1017&context=edd

Julia Stronks, Teaching To Justice: Christian Faculty Seek "Shalom" In Different Disciplines
http://media.wix.com/ugd//020ceb_59d51357e9b365079217948498b08574.pdf

Russell Alivio Bantiles, God, faith and reason in the Philosophy of Nicholas Wolterstorff - extract from dissertation
http://dadun.unav.edu/bitstream/10171/29326/1/Alivio_Bantiles.pdf

Review of Wolterstorff, Hearing the Call: Liturgy, Justice, Church and the World
http://digitalcollections.dordt.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1216&context=pro_rege

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