Princeton, NJ, March 9, 2012–Princeton
Theological Seminary will welcome Dr. Cornelius “Neal” Plantinga Jr., former president
of Calvin Theological Seminary and the Charles W. Colson Professor of Theology Emeritus,
to campus March 26 through 29, 2012, when he delivers the annual Warfield
The lecture series, titled “Reading for
Preaching: The Preacher in Conversation with Storytellers, Biographers, Poets,
and Journalists,” will include six lectures given in the Main Lounge of the
Seminary’s Mackay Campus Center. The schedule of lectures is as follows:
March 26, 7:00 p.m.
Lecture I: “Introduction to the
March 27, 3:00 p.m.
Lecture II: “Sermon Illustrations
from Attentive Reading”
March 27, 7:00 p.m.
Lecture III: “Tuning the
Preacher’s Ear for Language”
March 28, 7:00 p.m.
Lecture IV: “Whatever You Get from
your Reading, Get Wisdom”
March 29, 3:00 p.m.
Lecture V: “Getting Wisdom on Sin
March 29, 7:00 p.m.
Lecture VI: “The Numinous and
Plantinga has an A.B. from Calvin College,
a B.D. from Calvin Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological
Formerly the pastor of the Webster (New
York) Christian Reformed Church, he was professor of systematic theology at
Calvin Theological Seminary from 1979 to 1996. In 1996, he was appointed the
first-ever dean of the chapel at Calvin College, and in January 2002, he became
the sixth president of Calvin Theological Seminary. He retired from this post
in July 2011 to devote full time to preaching, speaking, and writing.
Plantinga has been an adjunct faculty
member of Fuller Theological Seminary and of Regent College in Vancouver,
British Columbia. He has also been a visiting scholar at St. Edmund’s College,
University of Cambridge.
He is a former editor of the Calvin Theological Journal, and is now a
member of the board of editors of Books
& Culture, and of the editorial and advisory council of First Things.
Plantinga is the author of five books,
coauthor of one, and coeditor of three. His more than 230 articles, essays, and
reviews have appeared in such periodicals as Theology Today, The Thomist,
First Things, Modern Theology, Christianity
Today, The Christian Century, and
Books & Culture.
The Warfield Lectures are named in honor
of Annie Kinkead Warfield, wife of Dr. Benjamin Breckenridge Warfield, distinguished
professor of theology at the Seminary from 1887 to 1921. The lectures are free
and open to the public. Please call the Office of Communications/Publications
at 609.497.7760 for more information or visit www.ptsem.edu.
Celebrating its Bicentennial in 2012, Princeton is the
largest Presbyterian seminary in the country, with more than 500 students in
six graduate degree programs.