Uncovered Treasures

Doug Douma who is a student at Sangre de Cristo Seminary, is busy working on a Clark biography. Along the way he has been sharing some of his discoveries on his blog, A Place for Thoughts. Check it out.

A little about Doug from his blog:

I am a seminary student at the Sangre de Cristo Seminary – a reformed seminary in Colorado. I previously studied Engineering at the University of Michigan and got an MBA at Wake Forest University. I’ve learned far more from books than in school. I’m particularly in debt to Martin Luther, Ludwig von Mises, and Gordon H. Clark for any thoughts I have.

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5 Comments on “Uncovered Treasures”

  1. Stephen Welch Says:

    Sean, thanks for the entry. It would be a great contribution to the church to have a biography of Clark. I find it interesting that Clark and VanTil seemed to be on good terms prior to 1944, but then when Clark was presented for ordination Van Til’s attitude changed. Jealousy, perhaps? I wonder why Van Til went to great links to discredit Clark. Prior to 1944 Clark was active in the formation of the OPC and worked with many of the early fathers of the OPC. I still find this to be a strange thing.

  2. What a great resource to be aware of! Thanks for bringing this to our attention!

  3. Sean Gerety Says:

    @Stephen. It may have been jealousy, but probably more like self-interest and self-preservation. In “Can the OPC be Saved” John Robbins makes a persuasive case that the Van Til faction, which consisted of WTS profs, knew that Clark was intent on bringing WTS under the control of the OPC, something these men couldn’t tolerate (even though Machen founded the school). They wanted to remain a para-church organization answerable to no one and Clark was a very real threat.

  4. justbybelief Says:

    This, I thought, was a very good summation…here

  5. LJ Says:

    Hey guys, long time no talk to!

    Not sure where to insert this little gem but I figured Sean would do with it what it deserves. I guess exposing the roots of Van Tillianism and the man himself can only help bring an end to its influence … some glad day.



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