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The Reformed Pastor and Modern Thought

The Reformed Pastor and Modern Thought

Cornelius Van Til

| P&R | 1980

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Cornelius Van Til presents this volume to pastors, hoping to encourage them as they instruct young people who are influenced by modern schools of thought. It is important for a pastor to be acquainted with schools of modern thought, including science, philosophy, and religion, and all the while maintain their foundation on the ways of Christianity, which provides them the tool of critical analysis and comparison.

Author Bio

Cornelius Van Til (1895–1987) was one of the most respected apologetic theologians of his time. Van Til earned degrees from Calvin College, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Princeton University on his way to becoming an Orthodox Presbyterian Minister.

He served throughout the ministry and scholarly fields, including serving as a professor of apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary and Princeton Theological Seminary and being heavily involved with the foundation of the Philadelphia-Montgomery Christian Academy.

His most noted writings include The New Modernism, The Defense of the Faith, and Christianity and Barthianism which can all be found in The Works of Cornelius Van Til (40 vols.).  Much of his work with apologetics focuses on presuppositions, the difference between believers and non-believers, and the opposition between Christian and non-Christian worldviews.