William Edgar

William EdgarProfessor of Apologetics and John Boyer Chair of Evangelism and Culture

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  • Honors BA - Music, Harvard University, 1966
  • MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary, 1969
  • DThéol, Université de Genève, 1993


  • Faculty, Brunswick School, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1970–1978
  • Professor of Apologetics, Faculté Libre de Théologie Réformée, Aix-en-Provence, France, 1979–1989
  • Westminster, 1989-
  • Coordinator of the Apologetics Department
  • Chairman of the Faculty, - 2010.

Other Affiliations

Home missionary of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Pennsylvania, 1969–1970
Ordained Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), 1978-
Dr. Edgar belongs to a number of learned societies, including:

  • American Musicological Society
  • The Evangelical Theological Society
  • The American Historical Association
  • The Society for Ethnomusicology

He serves on several boards, including the Huguenot Fellowship (President).
He is on the editorial committee of La Revue Réformée.
He regularly takes part as a speaker in the Veritas Forum programs.
He also serves on the Institutional Review Board and the Medical Ethics Committee of The Chestnut Hill Hospital.

To what books have you contributed?

Modern Reformation (editor, Borrowed Capital cultural apologetics column); Une Philosophie du Seuil: Hommage à Jean Brun; Art in Question; À propos du SIDA; Practical Theology and the Ministry of the Church; Révolution et Christianisme; Introduction, The God Who is There (Chinese edition); Finding God at Harvard; A Preserving Grace: Protestants, Catholics, and Natural Law; The Identity of Geneva; Creator, Redeemer, Consummator: A Festschrift for Meredith G. Kline; Dictionnaire Œcuménique de Missiologie: Cent Mots Pour la Mission;

The Communion of the Saints: Living in Fellowship with the People of God; C. Van Til 1895-1987 Studi di Teologia; It Was Good: Making Art to the Glory of God; United in Love: The Communion of the Saints; The Practical Calvinist: An Introduction to the Presbyterian and Reformed Heritage; Le Pasteur Samuel Vincent à l’aurore de la modernité, 1787–1857; Give Praise to God: A Vision for Reforming Worship; Cornelius Van Til: Christian Apologetics, 2nd ed. (editor);

Justified in Christ: God’s Plan for Us in Justification; New Dictionary of Christian Apologetics; Revelation and Reason: New Essays in Reformed Apologetics; Cornelius Van Til: Introduction to Systematic Theology, 2nd ed. (editor); Faith Comes By Hearing: A Response to Inclusivism; God’s Fiery Challenger for Our Time: Festschrift in honor of Stephen Tong.

What articles have you written?

“Why Love Can’t Wait: The Lonely Social Ethic of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” Mars Hill Review, 2000; “Tricksters and Badmen,” Books and Culture 14/2, March/April 2008; “Shoring up the Fragments: The Poetry of T. S. Eliot,” The Trinity Forum’s Provocations, January 8, 2008.

The Face of Truth - Lifting the Veil

Reasons of the Heart

Truth in All Its Glory: Commending the Reformed Faith

Art Music and Apologetics

Art, Music & Apologetics: An E4 Course

Taking Note on Music

Taking Note of Music