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2014 Gifford Lecture Series: University of Edinburgh

What is Caesar’s? Adjudicating Faith in Modern Constitutional Democracies to be held on Monday 19 May 2014. [More…]

2014 Gifford Lecture Series: University of Glasgow

Givenness and Revelation begins Tuesday 20 May 2014. [More…]

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Eight Books Based on Gifford Lectures

Eight books derived from the Gifford lectures are available. [More…]


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Robert Merrihew Adams

1937 -

Fellow, Mansfield College, Oxford University



Robert M. Adams was born on 8 September 1937. He held a teaching post at the University of Michigan from 1968 to 1972. In 1972 he moved to the University of California at Berkeley, where he was eventually promoted to professor of philosophy, before taking a post at Yale University in 1993. He retired from Yale in 2003 and is currently a fellow at Mansfield College, Oxford. He gave the 1998-99 Gifford Lectures at the University of St Andrews. In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy. He is married to Marilyn McCord Adams.
His publications include The Virtue of Faith and Other Essays in Philosophical Theology (1987), Integrity and Conscience (1998), and Finite and Infinite Goods: A Framework for Ethics (2002).
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