Carl F. H. Henry (1913-2003)

American theologian, journalist and founding editor of Christianity Today. A graduate of Wheaton College (Illinois) and Northern Baptist Seminary, Henry served as professor of theology at Northern Baptist Seminary and later at Fuller Theological Seminary. Henry was a leading evangelical scholar of his day, and his book The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism (1948) encouraged mainstream evangelicals to counter the isolationism of the fundamentalist movement through evangelism, philosophical reflection and active engagement with modern society. In contrast with various forms of liberal theology, Henry affirmed the central authority of Scripture in God, Revelation, and Authority, concluding that authentic knowledge of God must come from God’s own revelation.