R. C. Sproul

1939 - 2017

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Robert Charles Sproul ( SPROHL; February 13, 1939 – December 14, 2017) was an American Reformed theologian and ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America. He was the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries (named for the Ligonier Valley just outside Pittsburgh, where the ministry started as a study center for college and seminary students) and could be heard daily on the Renewing Your Mind radio broadcast in the United States and internationally. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of R. C. Sproul has received more than 1,145,609 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). R. C. Sproul is the 1,142nd most popular philosopher (down from 1,074th in 2019), the 8,419th most popular biography from United States (up from 10,281st in 2019) and the 73rd most popular Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, R. C. Sproul ranks 1,142 out of 1,081Before him are Ryan White, Mary Whiton Calkins, William Ames, Alexander Berzin, Nick Bostrom, and Simon Blackburn. After him are Quentin Meillassoux, Donald Nicol, Mark Fisher, Rambhadracharya, Bernard Bosanquet, and Charles Hartshorne.

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Among people born in 1939, R. C. Sproul ranks 433Before him are Janet Suzman, Kim Fowley, Friedel Lutz, George Cohen, Joseph Bonnel, and Feroz Khan. After him are Héctor Salva, Antoninho, Paul Drayton, Telesphore Toppo, Paul Winter, and Erik Pevernagie. Among people deceased in 2017, R. C. Sproul ranks 425Before him are Horacio Guarany, Roberto Cabañas, Heinz Schneiter, John Kundla, Walter Becker, and Ivan Koloff. After him are Mikhail Tolstykh, Paavo Lonkila, Inge Keller, Mark Fisher, Valeriu Bularca, and Mervyn Rose.

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Among people born in United States, R. C. Sproul ranks 8,419 out of 18,182Before him are Diane Sawyer (1945), Adam Arkin (1956), Kristin Chenoweth (1968), Gladys George (1904), Royal Dano (1922), and Louis Abell (1884). After him are Anthony Michael Hall (1968), Daniel Cormier (1979), Burton Downing (1885), Arthur Shaw (1886), Alice Roosevelt Longworth (1884), and George Ord (1781).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, R. C. Sproul ranks 73Before him are Michael Hardt (1960), Judith Jarvis Thomson (1929), Ruth Barcan Marcus (1921), Ryan White (1971), Mary Whiton Calkins (1863), and Alexander Berzin (1944). After him are Charles Hartshorne (1897), Patricia Hill Collins (1948), Antoinette Brown Blackwell (1825), C. I. Lewis (1883), Roderick Chisholm (1916), and Stanley Fish (1938).