Robert J. Breckinridge: Presbyterian minister, politician, author, abolitionist, and champion of education. Known as the "father of the Kentucky public school system" for increasing the number of children in school ten-fold during his tenure as superintendent of public education, and for his staunch support for the Union and President Lincoln during the Civil War (unpopular in his native Kentucky), Breckinridge was a man who blazed his own trail despite the difficult obstacles that stood in his way.
The Works of Robert J. Breckinridge (10 vols.) brings together all of his writings into one great collection, including his two-volume masterwork The Knowledge of God, Objectively Considered and The Knowledge of God, Subjectively Considered. The Works of Robert J. Breckinridge (10 vols.) also includes essays, speeches, sermons, Breckinridge's two-volume European travel memoir, and more. The fascinating Discussion on American Slavery offers a unique window into history and the abolitionist movements on both sides of the Atlantic right before the outbreak of the American Civil War.
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Robert J. Breckinridge, (1800–1871) grandfather of Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield, was a politician, Presbyterian minister, author, abolitionist, and champion of education. Ordained in 1832, Breckinridge pastored the Second Presbyterian Church of Baltimore, Maryland before accepting the position of President of Jefferson College in 1845. Soon after, Breckinridge would return to his native Kentucky as a pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Lexington and as Superintendent of Public Education. Under his guidance, attendance increased ten-fold. As the civil war unfolded, Breckinridge was an outspoken abolitionist and supporter of the Union, a position not popular in his home state of Kentucky.