Our Founders
Oswald T. Allis
Rienk Bouke Kuiper
J. Gresham Machen
Allan A. MacRae
John Murray
Ned B. Stonehouse
Cornelius Van Til
Robert Dick Wilson
Paul Woolley

Cornelius Van Til


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Life
Born: May 3, 1895
Died: April 18, 1987

Education
Calvin College (A.B., 1922)
Princeton Theological Seminary (Th.B., 1924; Th.M., 1925)
Princeton University (Ph.D., 1927)

Work
Pastor, Christian Reformed Church, Spring Lake, MI, 1927-1928
Minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 1936 until his death
Instructor of Apologetics at Princeton Theological Seminary, 1928-1929
Professor of Apologetics at Westminster, 1929-1972

Representative Books
The New Modernism (1946)
The Defense of the Faith (1955)
Christianity and Barthianism (1962)
The Defense of Christianity and My Credo (1971)
Joint editor, Philosophia Reformata, a quarterly devoted to Calvinistic philosophy

Honors
Honorary Professor, University of Debrecen, Hungary, 1938
Th.D. (honoris causa), University of Potchefstroom, South Africa
D.D., Reformed Episcopal Seminary, Philadelphia
Festschrift, Jerusalem and Athens (1971)