Cornelius Van Til

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Born: May 3, 1895
Died: April 18, 1987

Calvin College (A.B., 1922)
Princeton Theological Seminary (Th.B., 1924; Th.M., 1925)
Princeton University (Ph.D., 1927)

Pastor, Christian Reformed Church, Spring Lake, MI, 1927-1928
Minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 1936 until his death
Instructor of Apologetics at Princeton Theological Seminary, 1928-1929
Professor of Apologetics at Westminster, 1929-1972

Representative Books
The New Modernism (1946)
The Defense of the Faith (1955)
Christianity and Barthianism (1962)
The Defense of Christianity and My Credo (1971)
Joint editor, Philosophia Reformata, a quarterly devoted to Calvinistic philosophy

Honorary Professor, University of Debrecen, Hungary, 1938
Th.D. (honoris causa), University of Potchefstroom, South Africa
D.D., Reformed Episcopal Seminary, Philadelphia
Festschrift, Jerusalem and Athens (1971)