Dallas Willard

About Dallas Willard

Birth Day: September 04, 1935
Birth Place: Buffalo, Missouri, U.S., United States
Institutions: William Jewell College, Tennessee Temple College, Baylor University, University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Main interests: phenomenology, Edmund Husserl
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Dallas Willard

Dallas Willard was born on September 04, 1935 in Buffalo, Missouri, U.S., United States. Dallas Albert Willard was one of the most acclaimed Christian thinkers. An academician and educator, he served as the professor of Philosophy but did not limit his profession to the same. Instead, he specialised his studies in Christian spiritual formation and authored various books for the upliftment of mankind and the society at large. His books, ‘The Divine Conspiracy’ and ‘Renovation of the Heart’ went about to earn the Christianity Today’s Book of the Year Award. A doctorate in philosophy, he came out with various works related to phenomenology in philosophy. In 1965, he started serving as a Professor in Philosophy at the University of Southern California (USC) which he did until his death in 2013. Meanwhile, from 1982 to 1985, he even chaired the position of Director of School of Philosophy at the USC. To know more about his life and profile, read through the following lines.
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As per our current Database, Dallas Willard has been died on May 8, 2013(2013-05-08) (aged 77)\nPasadena, California, U.S..

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When Dallas Willard die, Dallas Willard was 77 years old.

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Born September 04, 1935 (Buffalo, Missouri, U.S., United States)
Birthday September 04
Town/City Buffalo, Missouri, U.S., United States
Nationality United States

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Dallas Willard’s zodiac sign is Libra. According to astrologers, People born under the sign of Libra are peaceful, fair, and they hate being alone. Partnership is very important for them, as their mirror and someone giving them the ability to be the mirror themselves. These individuals are fascinated by balance and symmetry, they are in a constant chase for justice and equality, realizing through life that the only thing that should be truly important to themselves in their own inner core of personality. This is someone ready to do nearly anything to avoid conflict, keeping the peace whenever possible

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Willard was born in Buffalo, Missouri on September 4, 1935. He married Jane Lakes of Macon, Georgia, in 1955. He had two children, John and Rebecca, and a granddaughter, Larissa.


Willard attended william Jewell College, and later graduated from Tennessee Temple College in 1956 with a B.A. in Psychology, and from Baylor University in 1957 with a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion. He went to graduate school at Baylor University and the University of Wisconsin–Madison, earning a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin with a minor in the History of Science in 1964.


He served as Director of the School of Philosophy at USC from 1982 to 1985, as well as visiting appointments at UCLA (1969) and the University of Colorado (1984).


Willard died on May 8, 2013, after a short battle with cancer. His last words were said to be "Thank you."


In this regard, being an apprentice of Jesus (someone being with Jesus, learning to be like him), involves learning about activities that might help one grow in the fruit of the spirit, namely love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). Such activities might include spiritual exercises practiced throughout the ages such as prayer, fellowship, Service, study, simplicity, chastity, solitude, and fasting. Willard explains the crucial role of engaging in spiritual exercises in his book The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives—a book that was written after In Search of Guidance: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God.


In addition to teaching and writing about philosophy, Willard gave lectures and wrote books about Christianity and Christian living. His book The Divine Conspiracy was Christianity Today’s Book of the Year for 1999. Another of his books, Renovation of the Heart, won Christianity Today’s 2003 Book Award for books on Spirituality and The Association of Logos Bookstores' 2003 Book Award for books on Christian Living.

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