This work contributes to an understanding of Van Til and his apologetic insights by placing him within the context of twentieth century developments in North American Reformed theology, including the formation of Westminster Seminary and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, the rise of neo-evangelicalism, and the American reception of Karl Barth.
About the Author
John R. Muether (MAR, Westminster Theological Seminary) is librarian and associate professor of church history at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. The coauthor of four volumes, Muether has served on the Harvard Divinity School library staff and has been librarian at Western Theological Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary. He has served on the editorial board of Regeneration Quarterly and on the board of directors of Mars Hill Audio. He is historian of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and serves on that denomination’s Christian Education Committee.
Table of ContentsSeries Preface 9
Introduction: Apologist and Churchman 15
A Child of the Afscheiding 21
"Fit Modesty and Unreserved Conviction" 41
From Dutch Reformed to American Presbyterian 65
Reformed or Evangelical? 91
The New Machen against the New Modernism 119
Through the Fires of Criticism 149
Presbyterian Patriarch 179
Steadfast, Unmovable, and Abounding 207
Conclusion: Against the World, for the Church 229
Bibliographic Essay 265