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Charles Hodge, guardian of American orthodoxy

Author: Paul C Gutjahr
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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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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Named Person: Charles Hodge
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul C Gutjahr
ISBN: 9780199740420 0199740429 9780199895526 019989552X
OCLC Number: 829970792
Awards: Winner of Christianity Today Book Award (History/Biography) 2012
Description: xxiii, 477 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. 1730-1810 : the Hodges of Philadelphia ; Andrew Hodge, family patriarch ; Presbyterian heritage ; Hodge's parents ; pt. II. 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?" ; pt. III. 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 ; pt. IV. 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 ; pt. V. 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" ; pt. VI. 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 ; pt. VII. 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 ; pt. VIII. 1870s : systematic theologian and scientist ; The Systematic theology ; "The apex of my life" ; Science and Darwinism ; "O death, where is thy sting?" ; Hodge's legacy.
Responsibility: Paul C. Gutjahr.
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Gutjahr offers a contextual reading of the theologian in his original setting, based on deep research in the Princeton University archives. ... makes for a highly readable account. Gutjahr offers Read more...

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