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Cornelius Van Til

An Analysis of His Thought

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780875522456

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The insights of Cornelius Van Til have generated intense discussion among friends and foes alike. Until now nearly everything written about Van Til has come from either uncritical followers or unsympathetic critics.

This volume, marking the one hundredth anniversary of Van Til's birth, combines deep appreciation with incisive critical analysis of the renowned Westminster apologist's ideas. John M. Frame offers warm personal reflections on Van Til's life and a close examination of his thought, including his interaction with prominent figures in the Reformed, evangelical, and secular communities. In terms of its spirit, scope, clarity, and profundity, this volume is must reading for serious students of apologetics and theology.


“Superb. . . . Frame solves a number of enigmas which have puzzled students for decades. He also shows the way for future work and sets an agenda for apologetics which really needs to be heeded.”

—William Edgar, professor of apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia

“Frame has given us a particularly searching and comprehensive analysis of Cornelius Van Til’s theology and apologetics. He is especially qualified to do so.”

—Roger Nicole, visiting professor of theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando campus

“Brings much-needed clarity to nearly all aspects of Van Til’s thought. . . . Readers interested in apologetics in general will benefit immensely from this work. Students of theology also would do well to make this priority reading.”

—Stephen R. Spencer, Bibliotheca Sacra

“An outstanding contribution. . . . incisive, cogent, appropriately witty, refreshingly charitable. . . . Frame’s work is agenda-setting in its suggestions, and deserves the widest possible reading.”

—M. P. Ryan, The Reformed Theological Review


The Author

John M. Frame

John M. Frame

John M. Frame (AB, Princeton University; BD, Westminster Theological Seminary; MA and MPhil, Yale University; DD, Belhaven College) holds the J. D. Trimble Chair of Systematic Theology and Philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando and is the author of many books, including the four-volume Theology of Lordship series.