Who were some of the key figure-heads of Old Princeton and why are their contributions worth retrieving for contemporary evangelicalism? Were Princetonians like Charles Hodge and B. B. Warfield rationalists as so many have assumed today? Did they care at all about faith and piety or were they concerned only with right doctrine? Why did the Old Princetonians refuse to capitulate to Protestant Liberalism and its efforts to accommodate Christianity to modern culture?
In this episode of the Credo Podcast, Matthew Barrett talks with three Old Princeton scholars: Gary Steward, Paul Helseth, and Michael Plato.
Gary Steward (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Assistant Professor of History at Colorado Christian University and the author of Princeton Seminary (1812-1929): Its Leaders’ Lives and Works.
Paul K. Helseth (PhD, Marquette University) is Professor of Christian Thought at University of Northwestern, St. Paul. He has contributed or authored of several books including Right Reason and the Princeton Mind: An Unorthodox Proposal, Four Views on Divine Providence, and Christian Contours: How a Biblical Worldview Shapes the Mind and Heart.
Michael Plato (PhD Candidate, Free University of Amsterdam) is Assistant Professor of Intellectual History and Christian Thought at Colorado Christian University. He has a forthcoming book with Wipf and Stock Publishers entitled, He Shall Open Their Minds: E.Y. Mullins and the Testimonium Spiritus Sancti Internum.