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 995,482 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. R. C. Sproul is the 1,074th most popular philosopher, the 10,303rd most popular biography from United States and the 72nd most popular American Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, R. C. Sproul ranks 1,074 out of 1,089Before him are Cornel West, Mary Midgley, Patricia Hill Collins, Richard David Precht, Richard Crashaw, and Walter Kaufmann. After him are Will Kymlicka, Kwame Anthony Appiah, N. T. Wright, Stephen Walt, Alexander Tarasov, and Christine Korsgaard.

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Among people born in 1939, R. C. Sproul ranks 456Before him are Terry Paine, Mary K. Gaillard, Betty Everett, Cleavon Little, Bill Toomey, and David Souter. After him are John M. Fabian, Anne Heggtveit, Ted Kaufman, Fernando Poe Jr., Hadi Khosroshahi, and Jim Baxter. Among people deceased in 2017, R. C. Sproul ranks 473Before him are Jim Nabors, Ryszard Parulski, Tommy Gemmell, Darrall Imhoff, David Axelrod, and J. P. Donleavy. After him are Tim Parnell, Bruce Forsyth, Aaron Hernandez, Josip Weber, Nicole Bricq, and Cheick Tioté.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, R. C. Sproul ranks 10,303 out of 15,968Before him are J. P. Donleavy (1926), Mike Bordin (1962), Brian Hallisay (1978), Jay Mohr (1970), Mike Colter (1976), and Kitty Carlisle (1910). After him are Ed McMahon (1923), John Canfield Spencer (1788), Harlan F. Stone (1872), Randy Jackson (1956), Levi Woodbury (1789), and DJ Shadow (1972).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, R. C. Sproul ranks 72Before him are Francis Parker Yockey (1917), Stanley Fish (1938), C. I. Lewis (1883), Peter Kreeft (1937), Cornel West (1953), and Patricia Hill Collins (1948). After him are Stephen Walt (1955), Christine Korsgaard (1952), and William A. Dembski (1960).