“Science & Religion: Where the Conflict Really Lies”
Alvin Plantinga to Kick off 2011-2012 Presidential Scholar Series
NEW YORK, September 13, 2011—The King’s College is pleased to announce that Dr. Alvin Plantinga will be joining us as the first Presidential Scholar of the 2011-2012 academic year. Beginning September 19, he will spend one week at King's presenting seminars and guest lectures, meeting with our first-rate faculty, and giving a public lecture titled “Science & Religion: Where the Conflict Really Lies.”
The Presidential Scholars Program brings some of today’s finest thinkers to our Empire State Building campus. In New York, Scholars will speak to our students, work with our faculty, and defend ideas about God, limited government, and free enterprise in an increasingly combative public square.
“Our nation is embroiled in many crises that are—at their roots—intellectual, moral, and spiritual. We need statesmen and stateswomen who will defend timeless truths against the aggression of the new atheism and the radical secularism that we see in society today,” said Dinesh D’Souza, President of The King’s College.
"Alvin Plantinga's reputation as one of the leading philosophers of God and orthodox religious beliefs makes him an excellent candidate to lead the Presidential Scholars Program this year," President D'Souza said.
While at King’s, Dr. Plantinga will explore the supposed conflict between science and religion, which is also the topic of a book he will be releasing in November 2011. His lectures—many of which will be filmed and put online—will explore the arguments for and against evolution, intelligent design, and naturalism.
In addition, he will give a public lecture titled, “Science & Religion: Where the Conflict Really Lies.” The lecture will be held on September 21, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. at the offices of Oxford University Press (198 Madison Ave). Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to attend, as seats for this lecture are limited.
Dr. Plantinga is an emeritus professor of philosophy of The University of Notre Dame. He has been one of the towering figures in philosophy for over 40 years, having published groundbreaking work in the fields of metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of religion. In the last field especially, he has played a tremendous role in the revival of interest in philosophy of religion in Anglo-American philosophy.
He is the author of Essays on the Metaphysics of Modality, The Nature of Necessity, Warrant and Proper Function, Warrant: The Current Debate, Warranted Christian Belief, and Science and Religion: Are They Compatible? (with Dan Dennett).
The King’s College educates students in the ideas upon which nations rise and fall. With a focused curriculum in the liberal arts tradition, students are prepared to help shape, and eventually to lead, the institutions of government, civil society, media, law, business, education, the arts, and the church. King’s is a Christian college located in the Empire State Building in New York City.
For more information about The King's College please contact:
Presidential Scholars Program Manager