Clifford Williams

Emeritus Professor of Philosophy

Trinity College of Trinity International University

Deerfield, Illinois

cwilliam at trin dot edu

ON DEATH AND THE MEANING OF LIFE:

The Denial of Death: Ernest Becker

Chasing the Wind: A Dialogue on Meaning and Illusion

"I Am on Hospice, Dying" by LeAnn Michelle Johns

Blog on death and the meaning of life

Boredom, Death, and the Meaning of Life, Cambridge University Press Blog


ON SUICIDE:


ON BEING A COLLEGE PROFESSOR:


A FEW DIARIES ON TEACHING:

Appointed role players

Extracurricular teaching

A class on the problem of evil


SOME ARTICLES:

"Moral Beauty," Spirituality Today, 42 (Spring 1990), 4-14

"Peacemaking and the Just War Theory," Sacred Tribes Journal, 4 (Fall 2009), 95-112

"Is Christianity Reasonable?" Pulpit Digest (September/October, 1994), 68-74

"Pretending, Self-Justification, and Grace," in James Cox, ed., Best Sermons 4 (HarperSanFrancisco, 1991), 258-263

"When Mercy Hurts," Christianity Today (February 3, 1989), 16-19 Also here.


VIRTUES AND THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS:

Pride and Vainglory, Envy, Anger

Lust, Gluttony

Greed, Sloth

Psychological Generosity, Romantic Love, Patience, Forgivingness

Humility, Contrition, Joy, Gratitude

Hope, Emotional Peace, Compassion

Personal Virtues: Introductory Essays (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2005)


FREE WILL AND DETERMINISM:

Free Will and Determinism: A Dialogue (Hackett, 1980)

Determinism, God, Evil, and the Meaning of Life: A Dialogue


MISCELLANEOUS:

Some Good Books

Renewing the Mind, Academia.edu

Debate: Does Life after Death Require Dualism?

Yes: Kieth Yandell

No: Clifford Williams

My Last Day: An Experiment in Deathwatching

Aphorisms: In the Tradition of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Proverbs, by Cliff Williams, a Professional Philosopher Whose Thoughts Sometimes Stray from the Abstract and Esoteric to the Mundane, but Sublime, Matters of Life


CORNERSTONE TALKS:

But What About Me? Ernest Becker and Immortality Projects

But What About Me? Friedrich Nietzsche and the Underhanded Pursuit of Heroism

But What About Me? Soren Kierkegaard and the Pursuit of Greatness

The Denial of Death: Ernest Becker

Existential Apologetics

Freud for Christians

Kierkegaard and Crowd Christianity

Kierkegaard and Purity of Heart

Nietzsche for Christians 1

Nietzsche for Christians 2

Nietzsche for Christians 3

Nietzsche for Christians 4

Pascal

The Seven Deadly Sins

The Wisdom of Kierkegaard 1

The Wisdom of Kierkegaard 2


ADVENTURES AND STORIES:

Lighthearted:

Bubbling

Train Party

The Cuban Cigar

Knife Day

The Big But

Serious:

A Rural Mexican Funeral

Saved from Suicide

A Conversion

Singing at an Anti-KKK Rally

Homeless for a Day

Death Row Encounter

Tragic:

Remembering Stephanie

Killed in a Fiery Crash

A little unusual:

Hit by a Goose

Dragged along the Hallway

Taped to the Wall

A Loose Squirrel

This and that:

Dancing

In a Wheelchair

Caving

In Students' Dreams

Seasick in a Mexican Kayak

The Flying Belt


HOBO STUFF:

Hobo songs

Hobo poetry

One More Train to Ride: The Underground World of Modern American Hoboes (Indiana University Press, 2003)


MORE MISCELLANEOUS:

Two poems

How to do a nonsexist wedding

The Delights of Married Love: A Wedding Meditation