#1639 Overall Influence

Cornelius Van Til

Dutch theologian


Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

Cornelius Van Til was a Dutch-American Calvinist philosopher and theologian, who is credited as being the originator of modern presuppositional apologetics.Biography Van Til was the sixth son of Ite van Til, a dairy farmer, and his wife Klasina van der Veen. At the age of ten, he moved with his family to Highland, Indiana. He was the first of his family to receive a higher education. In 1914 he attended Calvin Preparatory School, graduated from Calvin College, and attended one year at Calvin Theological Seminary, where he studied under Louis Berkhof, but he transferred to Princeton Theological Seminary and later graduated with his PhD from Princeton University.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?

Westminster Theological Seminary

Presbyterian and Reformed Christian seminary in Glenside, Pennsylvania, US

Princeton Theological Seminary


Calvin University

Private Christian university in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

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How’s this person influential?
#24 World Rank
Religious Studies