Clifford Williams

Emeritus Professor of Philosophy
Trinity International University
Deerfield, IL 60015
cwilliam at trin dot edu

Education:

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

Positions:
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 
Associate Professor and Professor of Philosophy, Trinity College, 1982 – 2012
Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Wheaton College, Illinois, 1998-1999
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Trinity College, 2012
Lecturer in Philosophy, Trinity College, 2012 - 2015
Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Wheaton College, 2013 - 2018
Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, North Central College, Spring 2019
Adjunct Faculty, Elmhurst College, Fall 2019

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}
Religion and the Meaning of Life: An Existential Approach (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming March 2020)

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)
Choosing to Live: Stories of Those Who Stepped Away from Suicide (Charles C Thomas Publisher, 2017)

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, 
"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/