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Reasons for God: Alvin Plantinga (part 1)

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CPX spoke to philosopher Alvin Plantinga about the intersection of science, faith and experience.

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Reasons for God: Alvin Plantinga (part 2)

Summary

CPX spoke to philosopher Alvin Plantinga about the intersection of science, faith and experience.

Professor Alvin Plantinga is a leading American philosopher, from the University of Notre Dame, where he is something of an institution having been there since 1982.  He is especially well-known for his work in the philosophy of religion. Plantinga is one of the key reasons why we are experiencing a renaissance of interest in a philosophical defense of Christianity.

His argument, made in the 1970s, that established that there is no ‘logical’ inconsistency in believing in an all-powerful loving God despite the reality of suffering, was something of a turning point in Philosophy.

Plantinga is the author of numerous books, and others write books about him and his work.

In this interview at Notre Dame, Simon Smart talks to Plantinga about God, Richard Dawkins and personal faith. Plantinga provides a summary of his evolutionary argument against Naturalism, as well as giving a personal reflection on the highs and lows of a life of faith.