Update on the Biography of Gordon Clark, Part 9

I’ve completed the first draft of the biography, but am still coming across new information. One area that I’m working on is a later-life reconciliation between Clark and Van Til.

I’ve confirmed that GHC taught at Geneva College in the Fall of 1974.

I’ve been making progress on analyzing the Clark case in the OPC in the 1940s. Erick Nieves has been helping me significantly. An audiotape interview of Edmund Clowney in 1991 that I’m hoping to get from the WTS library may shed more light on this episode.

I’ve interviewed GHC’s former art teacher – Ed Kellogg from Covenant College an have written up a section related to art for the biography.

Also, James Hurley, a former Covenant professor with Clark will be interviewed in the coming weeks.

I’m hoping to write some of the history of the Trinity Foundation. They are looking for relevant materials. I’ve been in touch with John Robbin’s widow Linda and have sent her interview questions.

John Frame is reading the biography draft and has made encouraging comments.

Perhaps most exciting of all, I’ve discovered new audio of Dr. Clark – a lecture on Augustine kept at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary library.


About douglasdouma

I am a husband to beautiful wife, an ordained minister in the Reformed Presbyterian Church - Hanover Presbytery, and founder of Sola - Appalachian Christian Retreat (www.discoversola.com). In addition to blogging at this site I am the author of The Presbyterian Philosopher - The Authorized Biography of Gordon H. Clark (Wipf&Stock, 2017) and compiling editor of Clark and His Correspondents: Selected Letters of Gordon H. Clark (Trinity Foundation, 2017). I have a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering (University of Michigan), a master's in business administration (Wake Forest University) and a master of divinity (Sangre de Cristo Seminary). I'm an avid hiker, having completed a northbound thru-hike of the Appalachian trail in 2013 and the first 500 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016.
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