Templeton Prize Winner: Alvin Plantinga, Who Proved God’s Not Dead in Academia


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Christian scholar honored with $1.4 million award for reshaping the philosophy of belief. The man who brought belief in God back into the study of philosophy, Alvin Plantinga, has received the 2017 Templeton Prize. The 84-year-old Christian philosopher is the latest in a line of dozens of laureates honored for their spiritual contributions to the world, including Billy Graham, Chuck Colson, Bill Bright, and Mother Teresa. Plantinga made a name for himself as a philosophy professor at Calvin College and the University of Notre Dame. He reshaped the spiritual side of his discipline by insisting that Christian philosophers allow their convictions to drive their academic work. Via christianitytoday.com