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By Paul C. Gutjahr

Charles Hodge (1797-1878) was once considered one of nineteenth-century America's major theologians, owing partially to a long educating profession, voluminous writings, and a school publish at one of many nation's so much influential colleges, Princeton Theological Seminary. unusually, the one biography of this towering determine was once written through his son, simply years after his demise. Paul C. Gutjahr's booklet is the 1st sleek serious biography of a guy a few have known as the "Pope of Presbyterianism."

Hodge's legacy is mainly very important 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, cut up. The conservative wing held unswervingly to the old fashioned culture championed by means of Hodge, and eventually based the breakaway Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

The perspectives that Hodge built, subtle, and propagated contributed to shaping some of the imperative traditions of 20th- and twenty-first-century American evangelicalism. Hodge helped identify a profound reliance at the Bible between Evangelicals, and he grew to become one of many nation's so much vocal proponents of biblical inerrancy. Gutjahr's research finds the phenomenal intensity, breadth, and sturdiness of Hodge's theological impact and illuminates the numerous and complicated nature of conservative American Protestantism.

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