Readings in Cornelius Van Til

Eric J. Lehner

Readings in Cornelius Van Til is a course of study dedicated to reading the works Van Til and the interpretation of his unique methodology in theology and apologetics. This course is delivered as a reading and research seminar. As a result of reading, research, writing, presentation, peer-review, and class discussion, the student will be able to 1) read and understand Van Til in the context of his personal, academic, and ecclesiastical context; 2) summarize the teaching of Van Til in select aspects of systematic theology and apologetics; 3) demonstrate the ability to read the works of Van Til with a comprehension of the thesis and argumentation of a given work; 4) summarize, analyze, and present the results of research on a particular aspect of Van Til’s thought; and 5) apply the significance of the Van Til’s thought to one’s own personal spiritual growth and to the formation of ministry philosophy.

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Course Requirements

  • 50% - Reading (approx 1800 pages)
  • 50% - Research Presentations (4)