Course Description:

The course will cover the context, background, structure and implications of the trinitarian theology of Cornelius Van Til. Topics will cover Van Til’s theology of the Creator-creature relation, reception of Calvin’s doctrine of trinitarian personhood, integration of continental Dutch and English Puritan trinitarian theology, the bearing of the doctrine of perichoresis on image of God, the covenant of works, and revelation. Special attention will be given to close readings of Van Til’s primary sources.

Course Objectives:

The educational objectives include grasping the trinitarian theology of Van Til in relation to other theological traditions, applying the insights of confessional trinitarian theology to other doctrinal loci, assessing trends in medieval and modern trinitarian theology in light of classical Reformed theology, enriching teaching and preaching the glory of self-contained triune God, informing the worship of the church in light of the revelation of God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Professor: Dr. Lane Tipton

Lane G. Tipton (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is the pastor at Trinity and a fellow of Systematic and Biblical Theology for Reformed Forum. He is author of many articles, and the co-editor of Revelation and Reason: New Essays in Reformed Apologetics (P&R, 2007) and Resurrection and Eschatology: Theology in Service of the Church: Essays in Honor of Richard B. Gaffin, Jr. (P&R, 2008).



See Syllabus here
for required reading

January 5-7, 2023


Thursday, January 5

Class Day 1: 7:45 am – 5:30 pm

Friday, January 6

Class Day 2: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Panel Discussion – 7:00 pm

Saturday, January 7

Class Day 3: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

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