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Edward John Carnell

Edward John Carnell, American educator. Member American Philosophical Association.


  • Carnell, Edward John was born on June 28, 1919 in Antigo, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Herbert C. and Fannie (Carstens) Carnell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Wheaton College, 1941. Th.B., Master of Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary, 1944. School of Theology and Ministry, Harvard, 1945, Doctor of Theology, 1948.

      Doctor of Philosophy., Boston University, 1949.


    • Ordained to ministry, Baptist church, 1944. Pastor, Marblehead, Massachusetts, 1945-1946. Professor philosophy, philosophy of religion Gordon College Theology and Missions and Gordon Division School, Boston, 1945-1948.

      Professor apologetics and systematic theology Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, 1948-1954, president, 1954-1959, professor ethics, philosophy of religion, since 1959.


    • Author: An Introduction to Christian Apologetics, 1948. Television: Servant or Master?, 1950. The Theology of Reinhold Niebuhr, 1950.

      A Philosophy of the Christian Religion, 1952. Christian Commitment, 1957. The Case for Orthodox Theology, 1959.

      The Kingdom of Love and the Pride of Life, 1960. The Burden of Sören Kierkegaard, 1965.


    Member American Philosophical Association.


    • Married Shirley Martha Rowe, January 1, 1944. Children: Jean Elaine, John Paul.
    • father: Herbert C. Carnell
    • mother: Fannie (Carstens) Carnell
    • spouse: Shirley Martha Rowe
    • children: Jean Elaine Carnell
    • John Paul Carnell
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    Died April 25, 1967
    (aged 47)