Van Til, Cornelius
From the Preface: Who is Jesus Christ? What does it matter anyway? Never before has this - the most important question of all time - been so debated and obscured as at the present time. And the sad fact is that most of the confusion is being caused by those who themselves claim to be members of the "Christian Church."
The Christ of the Scripture, as the one and only source of meaning for every aspect of human life, is the Christ that must be brought to men. But this Christ is not the Christ of modern theology, and of the modern church. The Christ who alone is Lord of life is the Christ of the Reformers, of Augustine, and of the Scripture. To present the voice of this Christ as the Lord of life in the valley of death as opposed to the Christ of modernism and neo-orthodoxy, is the purpose of this little book.
Cornelius Van Til (1895–1987) was born in Grootegast, the Netherlands, and immigrated with his family to America in 1905. He attended Calvin College and Calvin Seminary before completing his studies at Princeton Theological Seminary and Princeton University with the ThM and PhD degrees. Drawn to the pastorate, Van Til spent one year in the ministry before taking a leave of absence to teach apologetics at Princeton Seminary. When the seminary reorganized, he was persuaded to join the faculty of the newly founded Westminster Theological Seminary. He remained there as professor of apologetics until his retirement in 1975. Van Til wrote more than twenty books, in addition to more than thirty syllabi.