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By Paul C. Gutjahr

ISBN-10: 0199740429

ISBN-13: 9780199740420

ISBN-10: 019989552X

ISBN-13: 9780199895526

Charles Hodge (1797-1878) was once one in all nineteenth-century America's best theologians, owing partly to a long educating occupation, voluminous writings, and a school submit at one of many nation's so much influential colleges, Princeton Theological Seminary. unusually, the single biography of this towering determine used to be written by way of his son, simply years after his loss of life. Paul C. Gutjahr's booklet is the 1st glossy severe biography of a guy a few have known as the "Pope of Presbyterianism."

Hodge's legacy is mainly vital to American Presbyterians. His model of theological conservatism grew to become very important within the Nineteen Twenties, as Princeton Seminary observed itself, and its denomination, break up. The conservative wing held unswervingly to the old fashioned culture championed by way of Hodge, and eventually based the breakaway Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

The perspectives that Hodge constructed, sophisticated, and propagated contributed to shaping the various critical traditions of 20th- and twenty-first-century American evangelicalism. Hodge helped determine a profound reliance at the Bible between Evangelicals, and he turned one of many nation's so much vocal proponents of biblical inerrancy. Gutjahr's learn unearths the phenomenal intensity, breadth, and durability of Hodge's theological effect and illuminates the numerous and intricate nature of conservative American Protestantism.

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