An Alliterative Account

A partial play-by-play of Presbyterianism’s past.

The 20th century:

1922 – Fosdick fights fundamentalist forces.

1923 – Machen’s manifest makes mincemeat of modernism.

1924 – Herman Hoeksema heads honorable Hollander hullabaloo.

1937 – Buswell’s BPC bans booze.

1944 – Cornelius complains concerning Clark’s comprehensibility conclusions.

1955 – Schaeffer starts Swiss chalet sheltering seeking souls.

1959 – Rushdoony writes Reconstruction’s rule.

1966 – RTS renews Reformed reverend rearing.

1971. – Ligonier launches learning lessons.

1973 – Smith serves as stated clerk of seceding Southern saints.

1974 – Professor Plantinga publishes perceptive position.

1984 – Sproul settles in sunshine state.

The whole century – Various Van Tillians venture vague views.


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 ( 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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