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Ramm, Bernard L. (1916–1992)

  1. Andrew K. Gabriel

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc1548

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

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Gabriel, A. K. 2011. Ramm, Bernard L. (1916–1992). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


Bernard Ramm was an evangelical Baptist theologian and apologist. Born August 1, 1916, in Butte, Montana, he became a Christian two months before starting his university studies. Ramm studied at the University of Washington, Eastern Baptist Seminary, and the University of Southern California, where he received his PhD in 1950, having written a dissertation in philosophy of science. Ramm later spent a sabbatical year studying in Basel, Switzerland (1957–1958) with Karl Barth, whose influence is evident throughout Ramm's writings. Ramm was a pastor from 1942 to 1944 and began teaching in 1943. The majority of his academic career was as a faculty member of the American Baptist Seminary of the West (1959–1974, 1978–1986).


  • ramm, bernard L. (1916–1992);
  • evangelical baptist theologian, apologist;
  • truth of science and the bible, compatible