Founders of Westminster Theological Seminary

Westminster Theological Seminary was founded in 1929 as a result of denominational conflict within the Presbyterian Church in the USA. J. Gresham Machen brought together several men in an attempt to carry on the rich Reformed tradition of Old Princeton. In this episode of Historia Ecclesia, Jonathan Brack provides of a sketch of three of those men: Paul Woolley, Ned B. Stonehouse, and Cornelius Van Til.



Historia Ecclesia is an audio program dedicated to the history of the church. In each episode a particular event or person that is influential in the development of the church will be studied in order to inform the present day. Browse more episodes from this program and learn how to subscribe.

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  2. Steve

    Here is a link to John Frame’s essay “Machen’s Warrior Children”:


    Was this the direct source of the running joke on the program? I never quite get whether or not their is a genuine offense taken from the title or if it is all tongue in cheek. . .
    In any event, I love you guys AND Dr. Frame, and the first half of the essay gives a concise historical summary of the era that was very useful to me.

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