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Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy: A Miscellany
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Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy: A Miscellany


Charles Scribner’s Sons 1893

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Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy is comprised of articles written for special occasions or for publication in various periodicals. These articles cover topics in theology and ethics, and attempt to define both orthodoxy and its task. In this volume, Shedd aims to defend the historical faith—both its doctrines and the theologians who espouse them—and he summons the church to preserve the historic creeds and maintain the ancient disciplines. The volume also includes four political articles on the American Civil War.

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  • Title: Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy: A Miscellany
  • Author: William G.T. Shedd
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1893
  • Pages: 297

About William G.T. Shedd

William G.T. Shedd was born in 1820 in Acton, Massachusetts. He attended the University of Vermont, where he studied under James Marsh and encountered the writings of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. He graduated in 1839 and entered Andover Theological Seminary, where he studied under Leonard Woods. At Andover, he became committed to Calvinism in general and Presbyterianism in particular. Upon graduating in 1843, he became a minister at the congregational church in Brandon, Vermont for two years. He taught at the University of Vermont from 1845 to 1852, at Auburn Theological Seminary from 1852 to 1854, and at Andover Theological Seminary from 1854 to 1862. He began teaching at Union Theological Seminary in 1864, where he remained until his death in 1894. While at Union, he defended the Reformed theology of Old School Presbyterianism against the increasing influence of modernism and higher criticism. In addition to the works included in this collection, he is also well-known for his 7-volume Complete Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his Dogmatic Theology, available from Logos.

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