Charles Hodge: The Pride of Princeton

Dr. W. Andrew Hoffecker describes the life and influence of Charles Hodge, one of the giants of American Presbyterianism. Dr. Hoffecker has written a fantastic biography titled Charles Hodge: Pride of Princeton, which has been published by Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing.

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Michael Ives

7 years ago

Great program. A fascinating overview of Hodge. My only disappointment was that it wasn’t longer!

Mark G

7 years ago

Excellent program. I have read a number of works on the Princeton Theology (Calhoun’s, etc.), and works by and about the Princeton theologians. I was recently thinking about getting Dr. Hoffecker’s book so I was very appreciative of this discussion. Thanks! I do need to get the book.

M. Jay Bennett

7 years ago

Oh no! I paused it about half way through and when I returned (about 10 minutes later) it reloaded on me. Is there any way to download the program so that I can skip to the middle?

M. Jay Bennett

7 years ago

Nevermind. Got it.

Jeff Downs

7 years ago

You maybe interested in the recent interview with Dr. C.N. Willborn on the Hodge/Thornwell debates here.

Thomas Sullivan

7 years ago

I found this show quite interesting. As a Reformed Baptist one would think I would be more interested in our own history. But the Presbyterian history in America is so much more a part of our nation’s Christian heritage.
I had Hoffeker’s previous work on Princeton. I have listened to the interview twice and have kept wanting to weigh in on one part of it. When speaking about the second Great Awakening, there really needs to be an emphasis on the difference between the preaching of Asahel Nettleton and Edward Dorr Griffin – which Hodge would have agreed with, and Finney – whose association with the awakening is most unfortunate. Nettleton had actually learned a lot from the errors of the first Great Awakening and avoided them. Just one example, when ever there was a public outcry in the congregation, that person was removed to another room to avoid the effects of “sympathy.” Secondly, to correctly assess Hodge’s view of the 1st Great Awakening, one just has to read the 100 pages on the subject “The Great Revival” contained in his massive volume called, The Constitutional History of the Presbt. Church in the USA.” I have read extensively in the Princeton Review the articles on the New Measures, as well as the reviews of the writings of Finney, but Hodge would have made a sharp distinction between Nettleton and Finney.


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