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“Falling Away from the General Faith of the Reformation”? The Contest over Calvinism in Nineteenth-Century America

Douglas A. Sweeney

in John Calvin's American Legacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

Few matters were more hotly debated by Reformed divines in nineteenth-century America than the nature, history, and contemporary expression of the Calvinist system of thought. John Williamson Nevin ... More


Prologue: The Pope of Presbyterianism

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The Prologue argues for the importance of Charles Hodge in nineteenth-century American Protestantism through his publications (including forty years as the editor of the Biblical Repertory and ... More


Happy Jaunts and the “Man of Men”

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter Nine recounts how Hodge returned to Philadelphia to convalesce from his chest condition after graduation. After his health improved he took two important trips. First, he traveled to Silver ... More


Student Years at the Seminary

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter Eleven looks at the years Charles Hodge studied at Princeton Theological Seminary. His studies included classes with Archibald Alexander (in systematic theology and biblical criticism among ... More


“Give Us Ministers!”

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter Ten provides background to the founding of Princeton Theological Seminary. It was a school born of the efforts of Ashbel Green, Archibald Alexander and Samuel Miller as these three men ... More


Epilogue: Hodge’s Legacy

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0058
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The Epilogue examines Hodge’s theological legacy after his death. Hodge may be a largely forgotten figure, but his thinking has had a wide influence on American Protestantism over the past century. ... More


“The Most Eligible Situation for Improvement”

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter Thirteen chronicles Hodge’s return to Princeton Theological Seminary to teach. His teaching duties are diverse and rigorous. He does both language instruction, along with teaching on biblical ... More


A Sense of Mission

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter twenty is an account of how Hodge returned from Europe a changed man. Full of confidence and new ideas, Hodge gave himself to educational reform and missions in the years immediately after ... More


“The Apex of My Life”

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0055
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter fifty-five examines Hodge’s fifty-teaching jubilee celebration held at the Seminary in 1872. More than five hundred attended, and he called the event: “the apex of my life.” It was the first ... More


“O Death, Where is Thy Sting?”

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0057
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter fifty-seven looks at Hodge’s last days. As he finished What is Darwinism?, the trustees of the Seminary began discussing who might replace Hodge. The answer was his son, Archibald Alexander ... More


“The Most Important Biblical Discovery of Our Time”: William Henry Green and the Demise of Ussher’s Chronology

Ronald L. Numbers

in Science and Christianity in Pulpit and Pew

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320374
eISBN:
9780199851379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320374.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Theological and biblical scholarship have changed often independently of science. This chapter shows how the study of the Bible, not science, prompted an influential professor at Princeton ... More


Democratic Christianity

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter Fifteen offers an overview of the influence of the ideology of democracy on American Protestantism. American theology began to change in the early nineteenth century as Americans increasingly ... More


James Barr 1924–2006

Ernest Nicholson and John Barton

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 153 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VII

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264348
eISBN:
9780191734250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264348.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

James Barr (1924–2006), a Fellow of the British Academy, was a biblical scholar, Semitist, and theologian, who combined these three skills with exceptional brilliance. He was among the foremost ... More


The Chief End of Man and of Woman: Princeton and Evelyn

Andrea L. Turpin

in A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion, and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704789
eISBN:
9781501706325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704789.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter provides an overview of the Princeton Seminary, which had been in many ways the quintessential nineteenth-century denominational college, and before that a classic colonial college. In ... More


Intellectual and Religious Contexts of Nineteenth-Century America and the Transplantation of German Ideas

Annette G. Aubert

in The German Roots of Nineteenth-Century American Theology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199915323
eISBN:
9780199345540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915323.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter briefly addresses the influences of Scottish Common Sense Realism and Baconism on antebellum Protestant theology in the United States, and then proceeds to show links between the ... More


Ministers and Ministerial Training

Michael Ledger-Lomas

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199683710
eISBN:
9780191823923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199683710.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Theology

Ministerial training throughout the nineteenth century was dogged by persistent uncertainties about what Dissenters wanted ministers to do: were they to be preachers or scholars, settled pastors or ... More


Theology

David Bebbington

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199683710
eISBN:
9780191823923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199683710.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Theology

Evangelicalism was the chief factor moulding the theology of most Protestant Dissenting traditions of the nineteenth century, dictating an emphasis on conversions, the cross, the Bible as the supreme ... More


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