As many of the others whom I saw comment on the recent discussions concerning the Clark-Van Til debate, I know very little of the matter. In fact, I am pretty new to presuppositional apologetics in general. Just the other day I ordered a copy of Bahnsen's Always Ready because I saw it recommended as a good intro. I don't think I'm ready to study the actual debate between Clark and Van Til yet but I was just wondering how much overlap there is between the two. I'm looking forward to reading Bahnsen and Van Til but I've also come across some of Clark's books which seem very interesting. Is it possible for me to read both of them without somehow ending up believing contradictions unconsciously? Which books can I read from both camps to build a solid presuppositional foundation before moving ahead? Or is the substance of the Clark-Van Til debate so important to each of their individual methods that I need to have that straight before even getting started?