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Cornelius Van Til Collection

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ID: COLL/303

Primary Creator: Van Til, Cornelius (1895-1987)

Extent: 2.0 Cubic Feet. More info below.

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Minister of the Christian Reformed Church; minister of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church; and professor at the Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The collection includes commencement and baccalaureate addresses; sermons; a paper entitled "Common Grace"; pamphlets; and bound manuscripts entitled "Christian Apologetics," "Christian Ethics," "Christian Philosophy," "Christianity and Psychology," "Christianity in Conflict," "The Dilemma of Education," "Junior Systematics," "Metaphysics of Apologetics: Modern Ethical Theories," "The New Evangelism," "The Search for Meaning in Modern Thought," and "Special Revelation." [See also the Campus Titles Database.]

Biographical Note

Cornelius Van Til was born on May 3, 1895 in the village of Grootegast located in the province of Groningen, Netherlands. In 1905 the Van Til family immigrated to the United States, and settled on farmland in Indiana. His family became members of the local CRC, and even helped established a Christian school for the area. Like his father before him, Van Til enjoying working on the farm, however he felt that he had a greater calling.  He attended Calvin College and graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1922.  He went on to Princeton Theological Seminary earning his Th.B. in 1924 and Th.M. in 1925.  In the fall of 1925, Van Til married Rena Klooster. By 1927 Van Til earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University.

In the fall of 1927, Van Til began his first charge as pastor of the CRC in Spring Lake, Michigan. However, in the fall of 1928 he accepted a one-year appointment to serve as instructor of apologetics at Princeton Theological Seminary.  The Seminary offered to extend his appointment to a full-time faculty position. However, Van Til declined the offer and returned to his congregation in Spring Lake. He wouldn't stay long at Spring Lake because, he soon accepted another faculty position, this time at Westminster Theological Seminary.

In September 1929 Van Til became Westminster's professor of apologetics. Van Til would remain at Westminster until his retirement in 1972, but would continue to lecture another several years. In 1936 he became a minister of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.  Two years later, professor Van Til held an honorary professorship at the University of Debrecen in Hungry. He also furthered his education over the years, earning a Th.D. from University of Potchefstroom and a D.D. from Reformed Episcopal Seminary.  Another accomplishment was his assistance in establishing the Philadelphia-Montgomery Christian Academy as well as serving as its president of the board.

At the age of 91, Cornelius Van Til died on April 17, 1987. His wife, Rena, and son, Earl preceded him in death. He was survived by his granddaughter, Sharon Reed.


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Series 1: Bound Volumes, Pamphlets, Addresses, and PapersAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Apologetics," 1950; and Bavinck the Theologian [HERH BX9479.B35 V3] --- 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Christian Apologetics" --- January 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "Christian Ethics" --- 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "Christian Philosophy" --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: "Christian Theistic Ethics" --- 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "Christian Theistic Ethics" --- 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "Christian Theistic Evidences" --- 1944, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "Christian Theory of Knowledge" --- 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 9: "Christianity and Psychology" --- 1941Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Christianity in Conflict," vol. 1- 3 --- 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Common Grace," paper read at Calvinistic Philosophy Club, 1941; and "Institute of the Reformed Faith" --- 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Commencement addresses and baccalaureate sermon --- 1950-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Dilemma of Education, address at National Union of Christian Schools, 1954 [HERH BV1471.V26 1954]; and Dilemma of Education, 2nd edition [HERH BV1471.V26] --- 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "Introduction to Systematic Theology" --- 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "Introduction to Theology," vol. 1 and 2 --- 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Letters, to C. Bouma, (February 12, 1951); to his nephew, Henry (April 26, 1958); and to John Huizinga --- Sept. 9, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "Junior Systematics" --- 1940Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Metaphysics of Apologetics" --- 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Modern Ethical Theories" --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: "Neo-Scholasticism" --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: "New Evangelism" --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Opening Addresses at Westminster Theological Seminary --- 1951-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "An Uncertain Sound: An Evaluation of the Philosophy of Hendrik Hart" --- 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "Psychology of Religion" --- 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "Search for Meaning in Human Thought" --- October 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 9: "Boston Personalism" --- 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "Toynbee on Christianity" --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Science articles in The Banner --- 1931-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Special Revelation," mimeographed material --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: "The Triumph of Grace," vol. 1 --- 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "The Ten Commandments" --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: "Why I Believe in God" --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: "Nature and Extent of Biblical Authority" --- 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "Whither the Reformed Community?" --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Series 2: PamphletsAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Barth's Christology [HERH BT78.15.V323] --- 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Karl Barth and Evangelism; [HERH BX4827.B3 V32] --- [1964]Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Is God Dead? --- 1966Add to your cart.
HERH BT83.5.V3
Folder 11: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: Evolution and Christ; [HERH QE707.T4 V3] --- [1966?]Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Toward a Reformed Apologetics; [HERH BT1105.V224] --- [1971?]Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Bavinck the Theologian [HERH BX9479.B35 V3] --- 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Christianity and Idealism [HERH BR115.16 .V3] --- 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Christian Scholar [HERH AZ103 .V3] --- 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Christianity in Modern Theology [HERH BT1105.V23] --- 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Common Grace and Witness-Bearing [HERH BT761.V312] --- 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Intellectual Challenge of the Gospel [HERH BT1105.V22] --- 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Letter on Common Grace; [HERH BT761.M27 Z3] --- [1952?]Add to your cart.
Folder 20Add to your cart.
Item 1: Paul at Athens; [HERH BS2652.V32] --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Particularism and Common Grace; [HERH BT761.V32] --- undatedAdd to your cart.

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