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David Engelsma reviews “The Presbyterian Philosopher”

[To appear in the Spring 2017 issue of the Protestant Reformed Theological Journal. Reproduced here by permission.] The Presbyterian Philosopher: The Authorized Biography of Gordon H. Clark, by Douglas J. Douma. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2016. Pp. xxv … Continue reading

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Clark, Robbins, and Theonomy

I admit to being somewhat of a novice on the topic of Theonomy. This post neither intends to promote Theonomy nor critique it but only to note some historical observations. There are parts of a series of three letters between Gordon H. Clark … Continue reading

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Now Available: “The Presbyterian Philosopher” – The Authorized Biography of Gordon H. Clark

I’m glad to announce that my book The Presbyterian Philosopher – The Authorized Biography of Gordon H. Clark is now available for purchase! After four years of effort researching and writing this book, I’m thrilled to see it come to … Continue reading

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A Clark comment on Van Til’s “solution” to the “Problem of the One and the Many.”

[This is from Clark’s notes in his personal copy of one of Van Til’s syllabi. Clark signed his name in the book and notes “Gift of Van Til, 4/-/40.”] Van Til, Christian Apologetics, p. 14: “Using the language of the … Continue reading

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Machen to Clark’s father.

One of the earliest letters of the now 890 letters I’ve collected in research on Gordon H. Clark is one from J. Gresham Machen to David S. Clark in 1921. I’m not sure if the original is extent, but a … Continue reading

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List of Students of Gordon H. Clark

Here are all those I know have taken courses from Dr. Clark. Over 60 years in the classroom there would have been thousands of others.

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A List of Differences Between the Thought of Gordon H. Clark and Cornelius Van Til

[Critique of this list is appreciated. I don’t own many of Van Til’s books and so haven’t provided as many quotes of his positions as I would like.] Outline: 1. The Incomprehensibility of God 2. The Relationship of the Faculties … Continue reading

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