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

Source:  A List of Differences Between The Though of Gordon H. Clark and Cornelius Van Til  by Doug Douma   [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: The […]

An Idiot’s Guide to Learning about the Clark-Van Til Controversy

In the Christian world, it seems that the reading of Gordon Clark and Cornelius Van Til has all but perished.  In the philosophical world, there has been a resurgence of Christian philosophers building on the work of Richard Swinburne, Alvin Plantinga, and others, yet you can barely find mention of […]

Is There Such a Thing as “Common Ground” Between the Believer and the Unbeliever? – A Response

The purpose of this post is to shed light on the question of whether or not a Christian has any common ground with the unbeliever.  This is an important question.  Filbert might say:  “How silly! Of course there is common ground.  After all, some common concepts must be held between […]

Is Knowledge Merely True Opinion?

It is entirely understandable that people would want to know how Gordon Clark defines “knowledge”.   Based on some quotes that have been going around, some people have drawn the conclusion that he thought knowledge is nothing more than true opinion.  This post is not meant to argue that Clark took […]

Presuppositionalism and the Abandonment of Old Princeton

Originally published here: Presuppositionalism and the Abandonment of Old Princeton at douglasdouma.wordpress.com A disagreement in apologetics between B. B. Warfield and Abraham Kuyper a generation prior sheds light on the origins of the Clark-Van Til controversy. Warfield followed a long line of Princeton professors in his apologetic approach. In fact, the Princeton […]

Phil Johnson and the Law of Contradiction

I came across a good article by Phil Johnson called the Law of Contradiction.  I do not agree with the great Phil Johnson on everything, but I think this material is highly beneficial.  I also believe that John MacArthur holds very similar, if not identical, views. In introduction, he writes: […]

Review of Classical Apologetics by Sproul, Gerstner, and Lindsley

By Gordon H. Clark                 This book[1] is divided, not sharply, for each part somewhat overlaps the others in subject matter, but nevertheless is divided into two parts. The first defends the cosmological argument for the existence of God, an argument which, as […]

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

While teaching at Wheaton College (1937-1943) Dr. Clark actually used Dr. Van Til’s syllabi for some of his philosophy classes. One syllabus on Christian Apologetics in the Sangre de Cristo Seminary library has Dr. Clark’s handwritten note that it was given to him as a gift from Van Til in […]

Robert Reymond Against John Frame’s Revisionism of the Van Til-Clark Debate

Some of Van Til’s students have attempted to extricate their revered mentor from the serious difficulty in which he has ensnared himself. [Note: the difficulty was that Van Til’s “analogy of the truth” makes truth itself unknowable –CJE]. John M. Frame, in his monograph Van Til: The Theologian (Phillipsburg, N.J.: […]