Alvin Plantinga, an American scholar whose rigorous writings over a half century have made theism – the belief in a divine reality or god – a serious option within academic philosophy, has been announced as the 2017 Templeton Prize Laureate.
Established in 1972 by the late global investor and philanthropist Sir John Templeton, the Templeton Prize is one of the world's largest annual awards given to an individual (valued at £1.1 million). It honors a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works.
Alvin Plantinga joins a group of 46 Prize recipients, including Mother Teresa, who received the inaugural award in 1973, Archbishop Desmond Tutu (2013), and the Dalai Lama (2012). From Oxford University Press and the Oxford Scholarship Online team, we'd like to extend our sincere congratulations.
To celebrate this amazing accolade, we've made the first chapter of Plantinga's book Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism freely available for a limited time.