William Young


Young received a Th.B. and Th.M. from Westminster Theological Seminary, a B.Litt. and an M.Litt. from Oxford, a Th.D. from Union Theological Seminary, was a minister in the Presbyterian Reformed Church, and was a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Rhode Island. 




About William Young

Myers, Bryan – Fond Recollections of Dr. William Young, 2015, 17 paragraphs



Young’s Shorter Articles

Address to God in Prayer, 7 paragraphs

Young argues for addressing God with the language of ‘thou’ and ‘thee’.

The Free Offer of the Gospel, 14 paragraphs, no source info

This article is different, longer and more detailed than the Minority Report below that was submitted to the Orthodox Presbyterian Church on the same subject.

The Life and Work of William Twisse, 15 paragraphs

Recollections of Gordon Clark, 10 paragraphs

Sanctification: A Review Article, 9 paragraphs

This is a review of Gordon Clark’s book, Sanctification.

What is Experimental Religion?  2015, 6 paragraphs




Young’s Longer Articles

Conversion, no date, 67 paragraphs

The subheadings are: (1) Preparatory Work Antecedent To Conversion, (2) Regeneration and Conversion, (3) The Elements of Conversion: Faith and Repentance, (4) The Genuineness and Fruits of Conversion.

Historic Calvinism and Neo-Calvinism, 67 paragraphs, from the Westminster Theological Journal, vol. 36, 1973-74, with editorial revisions from the Rev. Sherman Isbell

Neo-Calvinism was birthed from the thought of Abraham Kuyper, Herman Dooyeweerd, and others in the late 1800’s.  It has had a tremendous effect on, and has become a dominant feature of, reformed thought in America.  Young show where Neo-Calvinism has departed from historic Calvinism on 7 points, including: a change of Covenant Theology, an over-emphasis on cultural renewal and institutions, a depreciation of personal religion, and affirming the unBiblical doctrine of presumptive regeneration with its various implications.  

The Puritan Principle of Worship, 1957, 90 pages

The subheadings are: Introduction, (1) Calvin’s Formulation of the Regulative Principle, (2) The Witness of the Reformed Creeds, (3) The Testimony of the English Puritan Authors, (4) Objectivity in Worship, (5) Puritan Teaching Regarding the Content of Sung Praise

The Second Commandment, 25 paragraphs

Theory and Theology, 1968, 26 paragraphs

The Westminster Confession on the Relation Between Church and State, 21 paragrpahs

What is Truth?  1969, 29 paragraphs



Church Study Reports

Minority Report on the Free Offer of the Gospel, 1948, 13 paragraphs, co-written with Floyd Hamilton, The Minority Report follows the Majority Report at the bottom of the webpage.

Minority Report on Song in Public Worship,  1946, 40 pargraphs, co-written with John Murray.  It appears that the report was mostly written by John Murray





Reformed Thought: Selected Writings of William Young  Buy  440 pages

Here is a review by Roy Mohon.  5 paragraphs.




Audio Sermons

William Young on SermonAudio.com, 9 sermons