Nicholas Wolterstorff

Nicholas Wolterstorff has been a prominent contributor to the analytical philosophy of religion. His work ranges across metaphysics, epistemology, political philosophy, the history of philosophy, theology and aesthetics and the philosophy of religion. He received his bachelor’s degree from Calvin College and his master’s degree and doctorate from Harvard University. Before joining the faculty of Yale in 1989, he taught at the Free University of Amsterdam, the University Notre Dame and Calvin College.

He has written 15 books, including “Art in Action,” “Works and Worlds of Art,” “Until Justice and Peace Embrace,” “Lament for a Son,” and “Divine Discourse.” A sought-after speaker, his lectures include those at Oxford University, St. Andrews University and Princeton University. Wolterstorff served as president of the American Philosophical Association’s Central Division and of the Society of Christian Philosophers. He received honorary doctorates from Northwestern College in Iowa, Gordon College, and Houghton College. In 1993, Calvin College named him a distinguished alumnus.