Van Til, Cornelius
It is accordingly one of the chief aims of the present volume to investigate the relation between the "earlier" and the "later" Barth, and the relation between the "earlier" and the "later" Brunner as well as the present relationship between these outstanding Crisis theologians. Among his most noted writings, The New Modernism was the fist major work of Cornelius Van Til. Herein, Van Til deals with the works of Barth and Brunner and their "Theology of Crisis,"warning a generation of evangelicals of the danger of neo-orthodoxy as a new form of modernism. He pays special attention to the philosophical background of dialectical theology and the bearing of this theology on the life of the Church. Dr. Cornelius Van Til, served as a professor of apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, for 43 years. He retired in 1972, but remained as an emeritus professor until his death in 1987.
Van Til, an immigrant from The Netherlands, was one of the most respected apologetic theologians of his time. Van Til earned degrees from Calvin College, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Princeton University on his way to becoming an Orthodox Presbyterian Minister. He served throughout the ministry and scholarly fields, including teaching as an instructor of apologetics at Princeton Theological Seminary and being heavily involved with the foundation of the Philadelphia-Montgomery Christian Academy. His most noted writings include The New Modernism, The Defense of the Faith, and Christianity and Barthianism. Much of his work with apologetics focuses on the presuppositions of humans, the difference between believers and non-believers, and the opposition between Christian and non-Christian worldviews.