Timothy Dwight IV (1752-1817) was not a scientist in the strict sense, but rather a preacher and educator. However, he was tremendously powerful in an apologetics ministry, including the firm relating of science to Scripture. Among his writings are included excellent expositions of flood geology. As president of Yale, he was almost solely responsible for converting the student body and faculty of that key institution from profligate unbelief and revolutionism to a soundly Biblical evangelistic and missionary commitment, a transformation accomplished mainly through a lengthy series of closely-reasoned chapel messages on scientific Christian apologetics. He is said to have had influence on the character of the infant nation of America second only to that of George Washington.
Excerpted from Men of Science, Men of God by Henry M. Morris. Copyright 1982, 1988 by Henry M. Morris. Used by permission.