Clifford Williams

Department of Philosophy
Wheaton College
Wheaton, IL 60187

cliff.williams at wheaton.edu (Wheaton)


BA, 1964, Wheaton College (Illinois) 
PhD, 1972, Indiana University

Instructor, Assistant, and Associate Professor of Philosophy, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York, 1968-
     1982 
Visiting Associate Professor of Philosophy, Houghton College, Houghton, New York, Spring, 1980 
Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Wheaton College, 1998-1999
Associate Professor and Professor of Philosophy, Trinity College, 1982 – 2012
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Trinity College, 2012
Lecturer in Philosophy, Trinity College, 2012 - 2015
Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Wheaton College, 2013
- present (half-time)
Books:

Free Will and Determinism: A Dialogue (Hackett Publishing Co., 1980)
Singleness of Heart: Restoring the Divided Soul (Eerdmans Publishing Co.,1994; Regent College Publishing, 2001)
On Love and Friendship: Philosophical Readings (Jones and Bartlett Publishers,1995; Wadsworth Publishing
     Co., 
1997) Editor
The Life of the Mind: A Christian Perspective (Baker Academic, 2002)
Personal Virtues: Introductory Essays (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2005) Editor
The Wisdom of Kierkegaard: A Collection of Quotations on Faith and Life (Wipf & Stock, 2009)
The Divided Soul: A Kierkegaardian Exploration (Wipf & Stock, 2009) 
Existential Reasons for Belief in God: A Defense of Desires and Emotions for Faith (IVP Academic, 2011}

Articles:

"Does God Exist Successively?" The Personalist, XLIX (Spring, 1968), 197-214
"'Now', Extensional Interchangeability, and the Passage of Time," The Philosophical Forum, V (Spring, 1974), 405-
     423
"Meaning, Reference, and Tense," Analysis, XXXVI (March, 1976), 132-136
"Encouraging Student Creativity," Journal for the Improvement of Instruction, III (Spring, 1976), 16
"Pure Becoming and the Concept of Time," The Personalist, LVIII (January, 1977), 52-58
"The Irrelevance of Nonmaterial Minds," Christian Scholar's Review, XII (1983), 310-323
"Indeterminism and the Theory of Agency," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, XLV (September, 1984), 111-
     119
"Teaching Virtues and Vices," Philosophy Today, 33 (Fall, 1989), 195-203
"The Date-Analysis of Tensed Sentences," The Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 70 (June, 1992), 198-203;
     reprinted in The
 New Theory of Time, edited by L. Nathan Oaklander and Quentin Smith (Yale University Press,
     1994), 104-110
"The Phenomenology of B-Time," The Southern Journal of Philosophy, XXX (Summer, 1992), 123-137; reprinted in
     The 
New T
heory of Time, edited by L. Nathan Oaklander and Quentin Smith (Yale University Press,1994), 360-
     372
"Kierkegaardian Suspicion and Properly Basic Beliefs," Religious Studies, 30 (September, 1994), 261-267
"Christian Materialism and the Parity Thesis," International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 39 (February,1996), 1-
     14
"The Metaphysics of A- and B-Time," The Philosophical Quarterly, 46 (July,1996), 371-381
"A Bergsonian Approach to A- and B-Time," Philosophy, 73 (July,1998), 379-393
"B-Time Transition," Philosophical Inquiry, 20 (Summer-Fall, 1998), 59-63
"Topic Neutrality and the Mind-Body Problem," Religious Studies, 36 (June, 2000), 203-207
"Beyond A- and B-Time," Philosophia: Philosophical Quarterly of Israel, 31 (October, 2003), 75-91

Online articles:

“A Philosopher’s Reflections on Peacemaking and the Just War Theory,” Sacred Tribes Journal, 4 (2009), 53-75;
     reprinted in 
The Peaceable 
Christian, edited by Michael T. 
Cooper and Clifford Williams (Libertyville, IL: 
Timothy
     Center 
“Emotions and Christ-Shaped Philosophy,” Evangelical Philosophical Society Web Site 
(September, 2012): 
Interview on Existential Reasons for Belief in God, Evangelical Philosophical Society Web 
Site (September 25, 2012): 
“Existential Apologetics: A Survey” (January, 2012): 
“Virtues and the Seven Deadly Sins: A Potpourri of Thoughts” (2012): 
"Chasing the Wind: A Dialogue on Meaning and Illusion" (2014): http://www.cliffordwilliams.net/chasingthewind

Other books:

With All that We Have, Why Aren't We Satisfied? (Sorin Books, 2001)
Daybreakers (Sorin Books, 2002)
One More Train to Ride: The Underground World of Modern American Hoboes (Indiana University Press, 2003)

Other articles:

"The Other Side of State Street," The Reformed Journal (January, 1977), 4-5
"Gears, Bearings, and the Like," The Reformed Journal (February, 1977), 5-6
"Roots and Reparations," The Reformed Journal (September, 1977), 3-5
"Not Your Usual Christmas Card," The Covenant Companion (December 15, 1977), 6-7
"Jobs and God," The Reformed Journal (May, 1979), 16; reprinted in Young Adult Ministries 
     Newsletter (July, 1980) and in The Christian Leader (September 8, 1981), 8
"Bombs and Taxes," The Reformed Journal (July, 1980), 5
"God’s Clowns," The Evangelical Beacon (February 1, 1983), 14
"'I Cannot Accept God's Forgiveness'," Seek (June 26, 1983), 2-3
"Affluence, Power and Violence," Mennonite Brethren Herald (March 9, 1984), 32
"Vulnerable People--Victims Forever?" The Marian Helpers Bulletin (October-December, 1984), 21
"A Case for the Christian College," The Evangelical Beacon (September 2, 1985), 24-25
"The Man with the Crooked Head," The A. M. E. Zion Quarterly Review (October, 1986), 23-25
"Silence," Christian Standard (November 23, 1986), 14-15
"When Mercy Hurts," Christianity Today (February 3, 1989), 16-19
"Visit Leaves Indelible Mark," The A. M. E. Zion Quarterly Review (July, 1989), 46-47
"Moral Beauty," Spirituality Today, 42 (Spring, 1990), 4-14; reprinted in Catholic Digest (August, 
     1990), 44-48
"Spiritual Handicaps," The Standard Bearer, 26 (No. 4, 1990), 15 (coauthor)
"Listening," Faith at Work, 103 (March/April, 1991), 10
"Pretending, Self-Justification, and Grace," Best Sermons 4 (HarperSanFrancisco, 1991), 258-263
"Is Christianity Reasonable?" Pulpit Digest, 75 (September/October, 1994) 68-74
"Diary of a Mad Professor," Trinity Magazine (Spring, 2012), 20-23
“Betrayal,” New Scriptor: A Forum for Illinois Educators, XIII (2012), 52-54
    
http://www.d125.org/assets/1/Documents/New%20Scriptor%202012.pdf
"When Christians Contemplate Suicide," Christian Feminism Today (August, 2013)
    http://www.eewc.com/Articles/when-christians-contemplate-suicide/