Cornelius Van Til (1895-1987)

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A Dutch Reformed theologian, philosopher and Presbyterian churchman best known for his presuppositional approach to apologetics. Born in Grootegast, Holland, Van Til spent his life and teaching career in the United States. After spending a year at Calvin Theological Seminary, where he studied under Louis Berkhof, Van Til transferred to Princeton Theological Seminary, where he became friends with Geerhardus Vos and completed his studies. After teaching for a brief period at Princeton, Van Til, together with J. Gresham Machen and other scholars concerned with encroaching liberalism, contributed to the founding of Westminster Theological Seminary, where he taught systematic theology and apologetics for over forty-five years.

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