A Discourse in Memory of A. A. Hodge was delivered by Francis L. Patton in the Chambers Presbyterian Church on December 21, 1886 at the invitation of the Philadelphia Presbyterian Ministerial Association. Today, it is remembered as one of the most notable—and widely cited—recollections of the life and work of A. A. Hodge.
Patton was well-acquainted with Hodge, having served as his colleague at Princeton, and he reflects both personally and theologically on Hodge’s contributions to Reformed theology. He begins with a lengthy description of A. A. Hodge’s relationship with his father, Charles Hodge, and the intellectual climate at Princeton in which he was born and raised. Patton also recounts Hodge’s work in India, eventual return to America, and his long career as a pastor and theologian. A Discourse in Memory of A. A. Hodge serves as a fitting tribute to Princeton’s third professor of systematic theology—“not simply a theological professor, but a spiritual force.”
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- One of the most notable—and widely cited—recollections of the life and work of A. A. Hodge
- Contains a lengthy description of A. A. Hodge’s relationship with his father, Charles Hodge, and the intellectual climate at Princeton in which he was born and raised
- Completely interactive with your Logos library
- Complementary to any collection focused on the life and works of Archibald Alexander Hodge
- Title: A Discourse in Memory of A. A. Hodge
- Author: Francis Landey Patton
- Publisher: Philadelphia: Times Printing House
- Publication Date: 1887
- Pages: 62
About Francis Landey Patton
Francis Landey Patton was born in 1843 and lived until 1932. Patton was the twelfth president of Princeton University as well as an American educationalist and theologian.
About Archibald Alexander Hodge
Archibald Alexander Hodge was born in 1823 in Princeton, the son of Charles Hodge. He was named after Archibald Alexander, the principal of Princeton Theological Seminary from 1812 to 1840. A. A. Hodge attended Princeton College and Princeton Theological Seminary, graduating in 1847. He spent three years in India as a missionary, before returning to America to become professor of systematic theology at Western Theological Seminary in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania in 1864. In 1877, A. A. Hodge left Western Theological Seminary to return to Princeton Theological Seminary to succeed his father as the chair of systematic theology. Archibald Alexander Hodge died in 1886.