Notes on the thought of Gordon H. Clark

Review of Thinking Biblically by John W. Robbins

Thinking Biblically, A Challenge to Christians, by John W. Robbins, ed. Thomas W. Juodaitis, Unicoi, TN: Trinity Foundation, 2022, 423 pp. $21.95 I started reading books from the Trinity Foundation in the year 2008. I later found this was the same year the foundation’s founder John Robbins passed away. This posthumously edited volume Thinking Biblically …

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The Consent of MOST of the Parts

Many who follow the theology of Cornelius Van Til also support strict subscription to the Westminster Confession of Faith. Examples include Morton H. Smith1and R. Scott Clark.2 Even a whole denomination, the recently-defunct RPCUS (1983-2020) was committed to both Strict Subscriptionism and Van Tillian Apologetics.3 But for all the support of the Westminster Confession among …

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Scriptural Reference Combined Index of Gordon H. Clark Books

Scriptural Reference Combined Index of Gordon H. Clark Books ACPE – A Christian Philosophy of Education, 1946, 2nd ed. 1988 AT – The Atonement, 1987, 2nd ed. 1996 BP – Biblical Predestination, 1974 CP – An Introduction to Christian Philosophy, 1968, 2nd ed. 1993 EP – Essays on Ethics and Politics, 1992 FC – First …

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Anthropopathism and God’s Desire of Salvation

Anthropopathism and God’s Desire of Salvation By Douglas J. Douma and Benjamin Wong THESIS: The doctrine of divine anthropopathism provides a sufficient though not necessary reason for denying the well-meant offer; the teaching that God desires the salvation even of the reprobate. A disagreement regarding the extent and nature of God’s desire of salvation which …

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Gordon Clark’s Theory of Divine Illumination

In The Light of the Mind Ronald Nash notes four major interpretations of Augustine’s theory of Divine Illumination: the Thomist, the Franciscan, the Formal, and the Ontologist. (p. 94 ff.) As Gordon Clark was a proponent of Divine Illumination, it is proper to ask which, if any, of these interpretations did he subscribe to? Or …

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Why I am a Clarkian

[I’m glad to present this post with the contributions of several individuals each writing on the question “Why I am a Clarkian.” – DJD] Rev. Doug Douma, M.B.A., M.Div. – Pastor of First Presbyterian Church (BPC), Unionville NY. While I’m not keen on promoting myself as a “Clarkian” any more than a “Calvinist,” there is …

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Gordon Clark’s Apologetic Methodology

As the biographer of the noted presbyterian philosopher Gordon H. Clark, a number of students of Christian apologetics have asked me to explain his apologetic methodology. In recent decades, buoyed by the great number of internet forums for endless argumentation and debate, the topic of apologetics seems to have overtaken in popularity the study of …

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Notes on Gordon Clark and Probability

1. Clark defined probability as the fraction of favorable cases over total number of cases. In good Clarkian fashion it is of primary importance to first define the term at hand. As for “probability,” Clark twice provided a definition in his debate with David Hoover. In the first occasion he said “Probability is the fraction …

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