William J. Wainwright (1935-2020)

William “Bill” Judson Wainwright, distinguished professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has died.

Professor Wainwright main research was in philosophy of religion and 17th and 18th century philosophical theology. He is the author of several books, including, recently, Monotheism and Hope In God (Cambridge University Press, 2020) and Reason, Revelation, and Devotion: Inference and Argument in Religion (Cambridge University Press, 2015). You can learn more about his work here.

Prior to his appointment at UW-Milwaukee in 1968, Professor Wainwright held appointments at Dartmouth College and the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and was an undergraduate at Kenyon College.

An obituary is here.

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