Reading Dallas Willard

If you took the opportunity to hear Dallas Willard lecture during the Malcolm Robertson lectureship (September 28, 2010), or even if you didn’t, I thought I’d give you a little more background on a writer and speaker whose works I have really appreciated (and I think this might be the same for many of you!).

Dallas Willard is Professor of Philosophy at USC, where he has taught since 1965. His writings and expertise in philosophy are in the area of epistemology – the philosophy of mind and of logic, and has written on and translated a number of the works of the philosopher Edmund Husserl.

We have several of his works on Husserl in our collections:

The Cambridge Companion to Husserl edited by Barry Smith and David Woodruff Smith. Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Early Writings in the Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics. Edmund Husserl, translated by Dallas Willard. Kluwer Academic Press, 1994.

Philosophy of Arithmetic: Psychological and Logical Investigations: with supplementary texts from 1887 – 1901. Edmund Husserl, translated by Dallas Willard. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003.

He is probably better known in our community for his award-winning books as a writer and speaker on topics of spiritual formation.  We have his books in this area as well. As I have been able to locate them, in addition to the English language copies, we have Korean and Spanish copies too, and they are noted below. Take some time to get to know our recent speaker through his writings …and prepare to be blessed!

Knowing Christ Today: Why We Can Trust Spiritual Knowledge. HarperOne, 2009. (Note: We have this in Korean as well).

The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus’ Essential Teachings on Discipleship Monarch Books, 2006. (Note: We also have copies of this in Spanish and Korean).

Renovation of the Heart: Putting on the Character of Christ. Think, 2005. (We have this in Spanish as well).

Revolution of Character: Discovering Christ’s Pattern for Spiritual Transformation. NavPress, 2005.

Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God. InterVarsity, 1999. (Originally published as In Search of Guidance and also available in our Korean collection).

The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering our Hidden Life in God. HarperSanFrancisco, 1998. (We have this in Korean as well).

The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives. Harper, 1991. (Also available in our Korean collection).


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2 Responses to Reading Dallas Willard

  1. Sue Takamoto says:

    Hi Liz- I recently met a Japanese pastor who translated Renovation of the Heart into Japanese – its available on Amazon Japan if you are interested in getting it for the library collection.

    • lleahy says:

      Sue – Thanks so much! I don’t actually purchase too many Japanese books – but probably should do this more…thanks for the recommendation! Liz

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