Sunday, 29 November -0001 18:42

Theologian Carl F.H. Henry Dead at 90

Written by Rev. H.A Bergsma
The pioneering first editor of evangelical Christianity's flagship publication has died. The Associated Press reports that evangelical leader and theologian, Carl F.H. Henry, the first editor of Christianity Today magazine, has died at his home in Wisconsin at age 90. Henry attended Wheaton College with Billy Graham, who would later urge him to head a new magazine dealing with faith issues and defending biblical orthodoxy. Henry opposed attempts to "water down" Christianity as well as the tendency of some fundamentalists to withdraw from modern society. He was also among the early leaders of the National Association of Evangelicals, and the author of several books, including God, Revelation, and Authority and The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism. World magazine editor, Marvin Olasky, who published some of Carl Henry's last columns, describes Henry as "a major figure" of the latter half of the 20th century who was instrumental in shaping the evangelical movement. "He did not really care for escapism," Olasky says of Henry. "He wanted Christians to be involved and working to transform culture, and not giving up." (From Agape Press)

The name of Carl F.H. Henry should be remembered with due respect.

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