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Charles Hodge counts as one of the most influential theologians of the nineteenth century and one of Calvinism’s most ardent defenders in America. During his tenure at Princeton Theological Seminary, Charles Hodge instructed more than three thousand ministers, served as moderator of the Presbyterian General Assembly in 1846, helped revise the Presbyterian Church’s Book of Discipline, and served on the Board of Foreign Missions. He also founded the Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review and served as its editor for forty-three years. Charles Hodge's whole life was primarily devoted to the critical and systematic study of the Bible, and his entire theological method is eminently biblical.
Through his heartfelt personal piety, encyclopedic intellect, and position of influence at the country's most important Presbyterian seminary, Hodge spent his nearly-sixty-year career crafting a uniquely American strain of Reformed theology. Mainly through his writings in the Repertory, but in numerous other venues as well, he brought his confessional beliefs to bear on issues as diverse as slavery, temperance, presidential politics, war, international diplomacy, advances in science, educational reform, and domestic and foreign missions.
. . . few Americans can match the depth, breadth, and longevity of Hodge's theological influence, and perhaps no single figure is better able to help one appreciate the immensely powerful and hugely complex nature of conservative American Protestantism in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries that the deeply pious, keenly intelligent, and yet largely forgotten Charles Hodge.
—Paul C. Gutjahr, author of Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy
Unabashed in his enthusiasm for sound orthodoxy coupled with Reformed piety, as churchman, theologian, controversialist, and writer on all matters of interest, he lived and worked as one of the nineteenth century's most influential Presbyterians.
—Andrew W. Hoffecker, author of Charles Hodge: The Pride of Princeton
The breadth of Hodge's concerns is disconcerting for our age, accustomed as we are to the specialists who mark out carefully defined fields for ever more minute examination. It was not so a century ago. Like several of his contemporaries Hodge considered the world fair game for commentary. So while he concentrated on questions of moment for his Presbyterian denomination, on issues of theological controversy at home and abroad, and on trends in American religious life, he also wrote with authority on the great events of American politics, on new proposals in philosophy, on a wide range of historical subjects, and on the religious implications of scientific questions.
I have sat under many noted teachers, and yet am free to say that as an educator I consider Dr. Hodge superior to them all.
—Benjamin B. Warfield
Charles Hodge counts as one of the most influential theologians of the nineteenth century and one of Calvinism’s most ardent defenders in America. He was born in 1797 in Philadelphia to Hugh and Mary Hodge. He graduated from the College of New Jersey (Princeton University) in 1815, and was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in 1821. In 1822, at the request of Archibald Alexander, he became a professor at Princeton, and taught biblical literature and systematic theology until 1878. From 1826 to 1828, Hodge also studied in Europe, and became acquainted with Friedrich Augustus Tholuck, Wilhelm Gesenius, Augustus Neander, and Friedrich Schleiermacher.
During his tenure at Princeton, Hodge instructed more than three thousand ministers, served as moderator of the Presbyterian General Assembly in 1846, helped revise the Presbyterian Church’s Book of Discipline, and served on the Board of Foreign Missions. He also founded the Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review and served as its editor for forty-three years. In addition to his systematic theology and four Bible commentaries, Hodge also wrote books on the Presbyterian Church and published numerous articles.
Charles Hodge died on June 19, 1878. Among his last words: “To be absent from the body is to be with the Lord, to be with the Lord is to see the Lord, to see the Lord is to be like him.”