Plantinga Wins 2017 Templeton Prize

Alvin Plantinga, John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, is the winner of the 2017 Templeton Prize.


The prize, £1,100,000 (roughly $1.4 million), “honors a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works.”

In its prize announcement, the Templeton Foundation describes Professor Plantinga as “an American scholar whose rigorous writings over a half century have made theism—the belief in a divine reality or god—a serious option within academic philosophy.”

You can read more about the awarding of the prize here.

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