A. Education

B. Academic Honors and Awards


Honorary Degrees


Summer Institutes and Seminars


Other Named Lectureships

C. Professional Experience

I've also been a lecturer in the Council for Philosophical Studies Distinguished Visiting Philosopher Program some 20 times, and in addition have given maybe 200-250 lectures at conferences and on campuses in North and South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia.

*Commuted weekly to give seminars

D. Publications


  1. Faith and Philosophy, (ed) Eerdmans, 1964
  2. The Ontological Argument, (ed) Doubleday, 1965
  3. God and Other Minds, Cornell University Press, 1967
  4. The Nature of Necessity, Oxford University Press, 1974
  5. God, Freedom and Evil, Harper Torchbook, 1974
  6. Does God Have a Nature? Marquette University Press, 1980
  7. Faith and Rationality (ed. with Nicholas Wolterstorff), University of Notre Dame Press, 1983
  8. The Twin Pillars of Christian Scholarship; the Henry Stob Lectures (Grand Rapids, MI: Calvin College: l989) (pamphlet)
  9. Warrant: the Current Debate (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993)
  10. Warrant and Proper Function (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993)
  11. Essays in Ontology (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)
  12. The Analytic Theist: A Collection of Alvin Plantinga's Work in Philosophy of Religion, ed. James Sennett (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, forthcoming)
  13. Warranted Christian Belief in process


  1. "Dooyeweerd on Meaning and Being," Reformed Journal (1958)
  2. "An Existentialist's Ethics" Review of Metaphysics (1958)
  3. "Things and Persons," Review of Metaphysics (1960)
  4. "A Valid Ontological Argument?" Philosophical Review (1961)
  5. "The Perfect Goodness of God," Australasian Journal of Philosophy (1961)
  6. "It's Actual, So It Must Be Possible," Philosophical Studies (1961)
  7. "Analytic Philosophy and Christianity," Christianity Today (1963)
  8. "Necessary Being," Faith and Philosophy, ed. A. Plantinga (Eerdmans, 1964)
  9. "A Comment on the Strategy of the Skeptic," Faith and the Philosophers, ed. J. Hick (1965)
  10. "The Free Will Defense," Philosophy in America, ed. Max Black (Cornell University Press, 1965)
  11. "Comments on Paul Ziff's 'The Simplicity of Other Minds'", Journal of Philosophy, 62 (1965) 585-587.
  12. "On Being Honest to God," Reformed Journal (1966)
  13. "Radical Theology and the Death of God," Reformed Journal (1966)
  14. "Induction and Other Minds," Review of Metaphysics (1966)
  15. "Kant's Objection to the Ontological Argument," Journal of Philosophy (1966)
  16. "Pike and Possible Persons," Journal of Philosophy (1966)
  17. "Norman Malcolm," Encyclopedia of Philosophy (1967)
  18. "Induction and Other Minds II," Review of Metaphysics (1967)
  19. "The Death of God," Reformed Journal (1967)
  20. "De Re et De Dicto," Nous (1969)
  21. "Why Climb Mountains?," Reformed Journal (1969)
  22. "World and Essence," Philosophical Review (1970)
  23. "The Incompatibility of Freedom and Determinism," Philosophical Forum (1970)
  24. "What George Could Not Have Been," Nous (1970)
  25. "Christians, Scholars and Christian Scholars," The Banner (1971)
  26. "Which Worlds Could God Have Created?," Journal of Philosophy (1973)
  27. "Transworld Identity of Worldbound Individuals?," in Logic and Ontology, ed. Milton Munitz (New York University Press, 1973)
  28. "Aquinas," Reformed Journal (1974)
  29. "Our Reasonable Service," The Banner (1974)
  30. "Aquinas on Anselm," in God and the Good, ed. C. Orlebeke and L. Smedes (Eerdmans, 1975)
  31. "On Mereological Essentialism," Review of Metaphysics (June, 1975)
  32. "Existence, Necessity & God," The New Scholasticism (1976)
  33. "Necessary & Essential Existence," Canadian Journal of Philosophy (1976)
  34. "Possible Worlds," BBC Talk Spring, 1976; published in the BBC magazine, The Listener (May, 1976)
  35. "Reply to Henry," Philosophical Books (January, 1977)
  36. "Actualism and Possible Worlds," Theoria (1977)
  37. "The Boethian Compromise," American Philosophical Quarterly (1978)
  38. "The Probabilistic Argument from Evil," Philosophical Studies (1979)
  39. "Is Belief in God Rational?" in Rationality and Religious Belief, ed. C. Delaney, (University of Notre Dame Press, 1979)
  40. "De Essentia," Grazer Philosophische Studien (1979)
  41. "Transworld Identity or World Bound Individuals," in The Possible and the Actual, ed. Michael Loux (Cornell University Press, 1979)
  42. "The Reformed Objection to Natural Theology," Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association (1980)
  43. "Is Belief in God Properly Basic?" Nous (Spring, 1981)
  44. "The Case of Kant" in Introductory Philosophy, ed. Jack Rogers (1981)
  45. "Rationality & Religious Belief," in Contemporary Philosophy of Religion, ed. S. Cahn & D. Shatz (Oxford, 1981)
  46. "Tooley and Evil," Australasian Journal of Philosophy (1981)
  47. "On Reformed Epistemology," Reformed Journal (1982)
  48. "How to be an Anti-Realist," Presidential Address to the Western Division of the American Philosophical Association in Proceedings of the American Philosophical Association (1982)
  49. "Reply to the Basinger Brothers," Journal of Process Philosophy (1982)
  50. "Guise Theory" in Agent, Language and the Structure of the World, ed. J. Tomberlin (Hackett, 1983)
  51. "Hector Castaneda" in Agent, Language and the Structure of the World ed J. Tomberlin (Hackett, 1983)
  52. "The Reformed Objection Revisited," Christian Scholars Review (1983)
  53. "On Existentialism," Philosophical Studies (July, 1983)
  54. "Reason and Belief in God," Faith and Rationality, ed. A. Plantinga and N. Wolterstorff (Eerdmans, 1983)
  55. "Advice to Christian Philosophers," published by the University of Notre Dame and in Faith and Philosophy I, 3 (July, 1984).
  56. "Modern Philosophy and the Turn to Belief in God" in The Intellectuals Speak Out About God, ed. Roy Varghese (Regnery, 1984)
  57. Intellectual Autobiography and Reply to Critics in Alvin Plantinga, ed. James Tomberlin and Peter van Inwagen (Dordrecht: D. Reidel, 1985)
  58. "On Taking Belief in God as Basic," in Religious Experience, Religious Belief, ed J. Runzo and Craig Ihara (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, l986)
  59. "Coherentism and the Evidentialist Objection to Theistic Belief", in Rationality, Religious Belief, and Moral Commitment, ed. William Wainwright and Robert Audi (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1986)
  60. "On Ockham's Way Out," Faith and Philosophy (l986)
  61. "Is Theism Really a Miracle?", Faith and Philosophy (l986)
  62. "Epistemic Justification", Nous (l986)
  63. "Two Concepts of Modality", (Abstract) Journal of Philosophy (1986)
  64. "The Foundations of Theism: A Reply", Faith and Philosophy (l986)
  65. "Two Concepts of Modality: Modal Realism and Modal Reductionism", in Philosophical Perspectives, I, Metaphysics, 1987, ed. James Tomberlin (Atascadero: Ridgeview Publishing Co., l987)
  66. "Sheehan's Shenanigans" Reformed Journal (April, l987)
  67. "Justification and Theism", Faith and Philosophy (special issue edited by Alvin Plantinga, Oct., l987)
  68. "Reply to Timmer", Reformed Journal (Sept., 1987)
  69. "Chisholmian Internalism", in Philosophical Analysis: a Defense by Example, ed. David Austin (Dordrecht: D. Reidel, l988)
  70. "Method in Christian Philosophy: a Reply", Faith and Philosophy (April, 1988)
  71. "Positive Epistemic Status and Proper Function" in Philosophical Perspectives 2, Epistemology, 1988, ed. James Tomberlin (Atascadero: Ridgeview Publishing Co., l988)
  72. "Epistemic Probability and Evil", in Archivo di Filosofia, ed. Marco Olivetti (Rome: Cedam, l988)
  73. "Ad de Vries", The Christian Scholar's Review (1989)
  74. "The Ontological Argument" and "Essentialism", Handbook of Ontology
  75. "Justification in the Twentieth Century", Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, vol. L, Supplement (Fall, 1990)
  76. "Actuality, Truth and Truth in," in an Italian journal
  77. "When Faith and Reason Clash: Evolution and the Bible", The Christian Scholar's Review (September, 1991)
  78. "Science, Neutrality, and Biblical Scholarship; a Reply to McMullin, Pun and Van Till", The Christian Scholar's Review (September, 1991)
  79. "Ad Robbins", Journal of the American Academy of Religion (1991)
  80. "Ad Walls", Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (fall 1991)
  81. "Warrant and Designing Agents: a Reply to James Taylor", Philosophical Studies 64 (1991)
  82. "The Prospects for Natural Theology ", Philosophical Perspectives vol 5 Philosophy of Religion, 1991, ed. James Tomberlin (Atascadero: Ridgeview Publishing Co., l991)
  83. "Belief in God" in Introduction to Philosophy, ed. R. Boylan (Harcourt, Brace and Jovanovich, 1992)
  84. "An Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism", Logos (1992)
  85. "Divine Knowledge" in Christian Perspectives on Religious Knowledge, ed. C. Steven Evans and Merold Westphal (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993)
  86. "Augustinian Christian Philosophy", The Monist , 75, no. 3 (July 1992) pp. 291-320.
  87. "Why We Need Proper Function", Nous (March, 1993)
  88. "Truth, Omniscience and Cantorian Arguments: an Exchange", Philosophical Studies, 70 (August, 1993)
  89. "Evolution and the Catholic Character", Common Sense (April, 1993)
  90. "A Christian Life Partly Lived" in Philosophers Who Believe, ed. Kelly Clark (Downer's Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1993)
  91. "Epistemology of Religious Belief", "Agnosticism" and "Dogmatism", in A Companion to Epistemology, ed. Ernest Sosa and Jonathan Dancy (Oxford: Blackwell, Ltd., 1993)
  92. "On Christian Scholarship", in The Challenge and Promise of a Catholic University, ed. Theodore Hesburgh (Notre Dame and London: University of Notre Dame Press, 1994)
  93. "Reliabilism, Analyses and Defeaters", Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. LV, No. 2 (June, 1995) pp. 427-464
  94. "Christian Philosophy at the End of the 20th Century", in Christian Philosophy at the Close of the Twentieth Century, ed. Sander Griffioen and Bert Balk (Kampen: Kok, 1995) pp. 29-53
  95. "What is the Question?" Journal of Philosophical Research, vol. XX 1995
  96. "On Being Evidentially Challenged", in The Evidential Argument from Evil, ed. Daniel Howard-Snyder (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996)
  97. "Dennett's Dangerous Idea" Books and Culture, May-June, 1996
  98. "Methodological Naturalism?", in Facets of Faith and Science, ed. J. van der Meer (Lanham, MA: University Press of America, 1996)
  99. "Pluralism: A Defense of Religious Exclusivism", ed. Thomas Senor, (Cornell University Press, forthcoming)
  100. "Pantheism", "Essence and Essentialism", "Haecceity", and "Natural Theology", in A Companion to Metaphysics, ed. Ernest Sosa and Jaegwon Kim (Oxford: Blackwell, Ltd., forthcoming)
  101. "Arguments for the Existence of God", and "Religion and Epistemology", in Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (New York: Routledge, forthcoming)
  102. Reply to Bill Hasker in the ASA journal
  103. "Science: Duhemian or Augustinian?", Faith and Philosophy (forthcoming)
  104. "Naturalism Defeated" not committed for publication
  105. "What's the Problem?" to appear in a collection of essays in Chinese, and another in Polish
  106. "Reid, Hume and God" not committed for publication
  107. "Preface" in Dios Y el Mal; La Defensa del Teísmo Frente al problema del mal según Alvin Plantinga by Francisco S. Conesa Ferrer, forthcoming (Pamplona: University of Navarre Press)
  108. "Respondeo" in Warrant in Contemporary Epistemology: Essays in Honor of Plantinga's Theory of Knowledge, ed. Jonathan Kvanvig (Savage, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1996).

Many of these have been reprinted in whole or in part elsewhere. Parts or all of some have been translated into, for example, Dutch, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Italian, Romanian, Chinese, Japanese, etc.

E. Books about (in whole or large part), including Festschriften

  1. Alvin Plantinga, ed. James Tomberlin and Peter van Inwagen (Dordrecht: D. Reidel, 1985)
  2. Thomistic Papers IV, ed. Leonard Kennedy (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1988)
  3. Parsons, Keith, God and the Burden of Proof (Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, 1989)
  4. Hoitenga, Dewey, From Plato to Plantinga: an Introduction to Reformed Epistemology (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1991)
  5. Sennett, James, Modality, Probability, and Rationality: A Critical Examination of Alvin Plantinga's Philosophy (New York: P. Lang, 1992)
  6. McLeod, Mark S., Rationality and Thesitic Belief: an Essay on Reformed Epistemology (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1993)
  7. Rational Faith, ed. Linda Zagzebski (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1993)
  8. Claramunt, Enrique R. Moros, Modalidad y esencia: La metaphysica de Alvin Plantinga (Pamplona: University of Navarre Press, 1996)
  9. Kvanvig, Jonathan (ed), Warrant in Contemporary Epistemology: Essays in Honor of Plantinga's Theory of Knowledge (Savage, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 1996)
  10. Ferrer, Francisco S. Conesa, Dios Y el Mal; La Defensa del Teísmo Frente al problema del mal según Alvin Plantinga, (Pamplona: University of Navarre Press, forthcoming)