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Faculty: Richard Plantinga

Richard Plantinga, Professor, Religion

Richard Plantinga616-526-6316
plar@calvin.edu
Office: Hiemenga Hall 309

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Educational Background

Calvin College, BA
McMaster University, MA
McMaster University, PhD (1990)

Courses

  • Christian Theology (131)
  • Christianity and Religious Plurality (251)
  • Theology: Theory and Method (331)
  • World Religions (255)

Research Interests

  • Christian Responses to Religious Plurality
  • Theology and Music
  • The sacred music of J.S. Bach

Recent publications

Christianity and Plurality: Classic and Contemporary Readings (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1999).

"God So Loved the World: Theological Reflections on Religious Plurality in the History of Christianity,” Biblical Faith and Other Religions: An Evangelical Assessment, ed. David Baker (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Academic and Professional, 2004), 106-37.

"Missionary Thinking About Religious Plurality at Tambaram 1938: Hendrik Kraemer and His Critics,” The Changing Face of Christianity: Africa, the West, and the World, ed. Lamin Sanneh and Joel A. Carpenter (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005), 159-90.

An Introduction to Christian Theology, Introductions to Religion series (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), co-authored with Thomas Thompson and Matthew Lundberg.

"The Integration of Music and Theology in the Vocal Compositions of J.S. Bach," in Resonant Witness: Conversations Between Music and Theology, ed. Jeremy Begbie and Steven Guthrie, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Liturgical Studies (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2010).

Hobbies

Reading, listening to classical music, either in concert or on recordings, watching historical documentaries, and following NHL hockey