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Charles Hodge : guardian of American orthodoxy

Author: Paul C Gutjahr
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Charles Hodge (1797-1878) was one of nineteenth-century America's leading theologians, owing in part to a lengthy teaching career, voluminous writings, and a faculty post at one of the nation's most influential schools, Princeton Theological Seminary. Surprisingly, the only biography of this towering figure was written by his son, just two years after his death. Paul Gutjahr's book, therefore, is the first modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Charles Hodge; Charles Hodge; Charles Hodge
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul C Gutjahr
ISBN: 9780199740420 0199740429 9780199895526 019989552X
OCLC Number: 607656134
Awards: Winner of Christianity Today Book Award (History/Biography) 2012
Description: xxiii, 477 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: The Pope of Presbyterianism --
1730-1810 : The Hodges of Philadelphia. Andrew Hodge, family patriarch --
Presbyterian heritage --
Hodge's parents --
The 1810s : Student Years. The beginnings of self --
Prince's Town --
Witherspoon's common sense --
"Classick learning" --
Enlisting under the banner of King Jesus --
Happy jaunts and the "man of men" --
"Give us ministers!" --
Student years at the seminary --
"Where am I to go?" --
The 1820s : Young Professor. "The most eligible situation for improvement" --
New England's theological landscape --
Democratic Christianity --
The birth of the Biblical Repertory --
The trip to Europe --
Halle --
Berlin and the return home --
A sense of mission --
The Repertory reborn --
The 1830s : Crusader. The imputation controversy --
Romans --
Crippled in body, but not in mind --
Home life --
The coming storm --
The slavery question --
The schism --
The new school fights back --
Writing history --
The 1840s : Professor of Theology. The Way of Life --
Didactic theology --
Teaching and preaching --
The public face of the seminary --
Moderator of the General Assembly --
"The nonsensical dialect of transcendentalism" --
Roman Catholic baptism --
The infection of German idealism --
"When the will of the wife is the other way" --
"Covered in gloom" --
The 1850s: Inspired Churchman. College trustee --
Language and feeling --
The inspiration of Scripture --
"Graces of the spirit" --
The battle against "Churchianity" --
Thornwell and "thus saith the Lord" --
The Pauline commentaries --
Politics and conscience --
The 1860s : Conflicted Unionist. The state of the country and the church --
Hodge's family at war --
The unities of mankind --
The disunities of mankind --
Reuniting the old and new schools --
1870s : Systematic Theologian and Scientist. The Systematic theology --
"The apex of my life" --
Science and Darwinism --
"O death, where is thy sting?" --
Epilogue: Hodge's legacy.
Other Titles: Guardian of American orthodoxy
Responsibility: Paul C. Gutjahr.


Charles Hodge (1797-1878) was one of nineteenth-century America's leading theologians, whom some have called the "Pope of Presbyterianism. " Paul Gutjahr's book is the first modern critical  Read more...
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