Nicholas Wolterstorff received his BA from Calvin College in 1953 and

his PhD in philosophy from Harvard University in 1956. Before taking up

his current position as Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical

Theology, he taught for two years at Yale, and then for thirty years at

his alma mater, Calvin College.

After concentrating on metaphysics at the beginning of his career, he spent a good many years working primarily on aesthetics

and philosophy of art. In

more recent years, he has been concentrating on epistemology, philosophy of religion, and political


In the fall of 1993 he gave the Wilde Lectures at Oxford University

(published as Divine Discourse), and in the spring of 1995 he gave the

Gifford Lectures at St Andrews University (part of which is now

published as Thomas Reid and the Story of Epistemology). He has been

president of the American Philosophical Association (Central Division),

and of the Society of Christian Philosophers.

He regularly teaches lecture courses in philosophy of religion and

aesthetics, and seminars in epistemology, hermeneutics, and philosophy

of religion.

He is the author of Reason Within the Bounds of Religion, Until Justice and Peace Embrace, John Locke and Ethics of Belief, Justice: Rights and Wrongs and several other books and articles on philosophy, aesthetics, religion and government.