Update on the Biography of Gordon Clark, part 11.

I haven’t made a post on my blog in a while because I’ve been spending a lot of time adding material to the Gordon Clark foundation website where I’m an administrator. If you haven’t seen the articles we’ve posted, go check them out. Over 100 unpublished articles are now available. And we’ve got a photo album as well. http://thegordonhclarkfoundation.com/clark-photo-album/

I’ve been working on transcribing the collection of Dr. Clark’s letters that I’ve amassed in my project. It is now up to 706 letters. About 400 of these have been transcribed. I plan to finish the rest soon. The best of the collection I’m hoping to have published as a set.

A while back, upon my brother’s review of the biography, I decided to make it an intellectual biography and alternate biographical/historical and theological chapters. The book is getting complicated, but theology is necessary to understand the history, and vice versa.

I suppose I haven’t typed more than a handful of sentences in the biography in the last couple months. But it is still in works with a lot of research and editing going on. I just recently purchased an original 1949 copy of one of Cornelius Van Til’s syllabi which addresses the Ordination Controversy.

Here’s an overview of the chapters as they currently stand:

Chapter 1: The Presbyterian Heritage of Gordon Clark

Chapter 2: Early Writings on Ancient Greek Philosophy

Chapter 3: Gordon Clark at Wheaton College

Chapter 4: The Origins of Gordon Clark’s Philosophy

Chapter 5: Origins of the Ordination Controversy

Chapter 6: The Arguments of the Ordination Controversy

Chapter 7: Conclusions and Results of the Ordination Controversy

Chapter 8: Gordon Clark’s Critiques of Secular Philosophy

Chapter 9: A Vast Literary Output – The Butler University Years

Chapter 10: The Philosophy of Gordon H. Clark

Chapter 11: “Clark’s Boy’s”

Chapter 12: Biblical Commentaries and Intra-Church Debates

Chapter 13: Gordon Clark’s Later Years

Chapter 14: The Legacy of Gordon Clark


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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2 Responses to Update on the Biography of Gordon Clark, part 11.

  1. Looks great. Chapter 4 should probably be “The Origins of Gordon Clark’s Philosophy” (removing the extra ‘the’).

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