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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