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Y is for Young

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Edward J. Young was an American reformed theologian and Old Testament scholar who lived from 1907-1968. He was associated with Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia between the years 1936 and 1968. Growing up in a strong Christian family, Young showed a strong…
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X is for Xavier

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“A theologian who changed the world” is not always one who changed it for the better. We do not necessarily approve of all aspects of the theologians who are presented. In an alphabetic presentation, finding someone of significance whose name begins with the…
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W is for Wilberforce

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William Wilberforce was a powerful voice for theology and religious experience in the late 1700’s and and early 1800’s. Born in 1759 in Yorkshire, England, his early life gave no indication of greatness. He was a small child with poor…
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The Week in Review

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Happy Sunday, readers! While we do not publish new content on Sunday here at The Theology Nerd, we do want to offer you a review of the previous week’s content so you can catch up and have a convenient place…
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V is for Van Til

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Cornelius Van Til was a Dutch-born reformed theologian, philosopher, and apologist. He lived from 1895 to 1987. When he was ten years old, his family moved to America to reside in the state of Indiana. Van Til grew up in the Christian…
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U is for Unger

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Merrill Frederick Unger was a well-known twentieth-century Bible commentator, theologian, and biblical archaeologist; think Indiana Jones with a Bible. He was a prolific author, publishing at least 40 volumes on biblical subjects. Many of his books were very well received by universities, Bible…
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T is for Tertullian

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Tertullian is one of the oldest of the church fathers, living from approximately 155 – 240 AD. His birth name was Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus. Most know him simply as Tertullian and that will do just fine for our purposes….
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S is for Sproul

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R.C. Sproul is a reformed theologian, pastor, educator, and broadcaster. He is one of the most well-known names in theology of modern times. Some who have great influence the world of theology do so from within institutions of higher learning; their…
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R is for Rushdoony

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Rousas John Rushdoony may be considered a curious character to some. He was definitely something of an enigma and the church at large has had a love-hate relationship with him. He was a Calvinistic philosopher, historian, missionary, and theologian of relatively…
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Q is for Quesnel

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Today we turn to a theologian by the name of Pasquier Quesnel. (Your family was discussing him over breakfast just this morning, right?) Truly, he may not be quite as obscure as his name might sound to us. He had a…
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