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Alvin Plantinga (Welty) Great Thinkers Series

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Alvin Plantinga is the contemporary world’s most influential Christian philosopher. His work over the past six decades has paved the way for Christian thinkers in the fields of epistemology, metaphysics, and science.

In this accessible overview and analysis of Plantinga’s work, philosophy professor Greg Welty examines his approach to faith and reason, the problem of evil, theistic arguments, the divine attributes, religion and science, and Christian philosophical method. He concludes by studying Plantinga’s body of work and its interaction with his Reformed heritage. Welty combines philosophical accuracy with theological evaluation as he encourages readers to do their own thinking on these critical subjects.


Greg Welty (MDiv, Westminster Seminary California; MPhil, DPhil, Oriel College, University of Oxford) is professor of philosophy at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of Why Is There Evil in the World? and coeditor of Calvinism and Middle-Knowledge: A Conversation.


“Until now, there has existed no reliable introduction to Plantinga’s work that I could enthusiastically recommend to students, pastors, and other interested readers. That deficiency is now remedied with the publication of Greg Welty’s Alvin Plantinga, a superlative addition to an already excellent series.”

—James N. Anderson, Carl W. McMurray Professor of Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte

“Plantinga has . . . contributed a great deal to the Christian defense of theism and supernatural faith. At the same time, apologetic gains are sometimes made at the expense of theological essentials. This book, by a highly competent philosopher, weighs both of these influences in careful analysis.”

—Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California