Analytic philosopher most remembered for his work on topics like the philosophy of language and Christianity.
He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and had a successful teaching career at Syracuse University, Rutgers University, and the University of Michigan.
He was the President of the American Philosophical Association in 1979.
He was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and died at his home in Jamesville, New York.
He founded the journal Faith and Philosophy and the Society of Christian Philosophers with Robert Adams, Alvin Plantinga, and Nicholas Wolterstorff.