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Carl F. H. Henry, ThD, PhD Biography

Founder and editor of Christian Today
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Legal?"

“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

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
  • 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
  • Born Jan. 22, 1913
  • Died Dec. 7, 2003