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Carl F. H. Henry, ThD, PhD Biography

Title:
Founder and editor of Christian Today
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“Nowhere does the Bible repudiate capital punishment for premeditated murder; not only is the death penalty for deliberate killing of a fellow human being permitted, but it is approved and encouraged, and for any government that attaches at least as much value to the life of an innocent victim as to a deliberate murderer, it is ethically imperative.”

Twilight of a Great Civilization, 1988

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Board member, National Association of Evangelicals, 1956-1970
  • Founder and first editor, Christian Today, 1956-1968
  • Professor, theology, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1969-1974
  • Co-founder and professor, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1947-1956
  • Chairman, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Assistant professor, theology, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1940-1942
  • Ordained by the Council of Baptist Churches of the Chicago Baptist Association, Jan. 19, 1941
Education:
  • PhD, Philosophy, Boston University
  • ThD, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1942
  • BD, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1941
  • MA, Theology, Wheaton College, 1941
  • BA, Wheaton College, 1938
Other:
  • Born Jan. 22, 1913
  • Died Dec. 7, 2003
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?
  2. Does Christianity Support the Death Penalty?