In April 2017, philosopher Alvin Plantinga received the Templeton Prize for progress in religion. In winning, he joins a distinguished group of 46 other Prize recipients, including inaugural award winner Mother Teresa (1973), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1983), and philosopher Charles Taylor (2007). The Templeton Prize each year honors a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works.

In his long and storied career, Plantinga made ground-breaking contributions to several areas of philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of religion, and the science-religion dialogue. Through his encouragement and example, he also inspired several generations of younger philosophers to devote their time and talent to articulating a vibrant and compelling Christian philosophy.

In collaboration with the Canadian animation studio, Hand on a Whiteboard, we will produce a series of 10 animated explainer videos in honor of Plantinga’s work. Each video will be roughly 3-minutes in length, and will creatively present his most prominent ideas and arguments through a visually captivating motion animation style. This style will bring to life a carefully crafted script composed by our screenwriters, resulting in high-end video productions that appeal to a wide audience.