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Theologian and religious broadcaster R.C. Sproul dies at 78

(RNS) — Theologian R.C. Sproul, who founded Florida-based Ligonier Ministries and authored dozens of books, has died at age 78.

Sproul died Thursday (Dec. 14) at an Altamonte Springs, Fla., hospital, his ministry announced. He was hospitalized with severe respiratory problems that were complicated by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and the flu.

Sproul was known for his worldwide radio broadcast, “Renewing Your Mind,” as well as books such as “Everyone’s a Theologian,” “Defending Your Faith” and “Abortion: A Rational Look at an Emotional Issue.”
– Source: Adelle M. Banks, Theologian and religious broadcaster R.C. Sproul dies at 78, Religion News Service, December 14, 2017

Robert Charles Sproul, (born February 13, 1939, died December 14, 2017) was an American Calvinist theologian and pastor.

He is the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries and can be heard daily on the Renewing Your Mind radio broadcast in the United States and internationally.

He is executive editor of Tabletalk magazine and general editor of The Reformation Study Bible, also known as The New Geneva Study Bible. Dr. Sproul currently serves as the director of Serve International and senior minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrew’s in Sanford, FL. He is ordained as a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America.

He is the author of more than seventy books and scores of articles for national evangelical publications. Dr. Sproul has produced more than 300 lecture series and has recorded more than 80 video series on subjects such as the history of philosophy, theology, Bible study, apologetics, and Christian living. He signed the 1978 Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, which affirms the traditional view of biblical inerrancy, and he wrote a commentary on that document titled Explaining Inerrancy.

Dr. Sproul holds degrees from Westminster College, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and the Free University of Amsterdam, and he has had a distinguished academic teaching career at various colleges and seminaries, including Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida, and Jackson, Mississippi.– Source: Dr. R.C. Sproul, About Our Founder, Ligonier Ministries

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