Readership: Scholars of American
religion, Presbyterian clergy and historians, and general readers.
Paul C. Gutjahr, Associate Professor of English, Indiana University
Paul C. Gutjar is Associate Professor of English, American Studies, and Religious Studies
"Paul Gutjahr's is the first full biography of Hodge to appear in modern times. It is a treat: well-researched, well-written and sympathetic to Hodge's theological position." - Iain D. Campbell, The Record
"Gutjhar has written a book that brings to life a key figure of the 19th century American church. In doing so he sheds a great deal of light on both the theology and the ecclesiastical politics of the period and also helps us to understand subsequent developments in American Protestantism." - Paul Richardson, Church of England Newspaper
"Gutjahr's study is well written and makes for an interesting read." - James M. Garretson, Banner of Truth
Key Events in Hodge's Life
Key Figures in Hodge's Life
Prologue - The Pope of Presbyterianism
1.: 1797-1810 - The Hodges of Philadelphia
1. Andrew Hodge, Family Patriarch
2. Presbyterian Heritage
3. Beauty and the Beast
2.: The 1810s - Student Years
4. The Beginnings of Self
5. Prince's Town
6. Witherspoon's Common Sense
7. "Classick Learning"
8. Enlisting under the Banner of King Jesus
9. Happy Jaunts and the "Man of Men"
10. "Give us ministers!"
11. Student Years at the Seminary
12. "Where am I to go?"
3.: The 1820s - Young Professor
13. "The Most Eligible Situation for Improvement"
14. New England's Theological Landscape
15. Democratic Christianity
16. The Birth of the Biblical Repertory
17. The Trip to Europe
18. "The Dirtiest, Ugliest, Gloomiest Town"
19. Berlin and the Return Home
20. A Sense of Mission
21. The Repertory Reborn
4.: The 1830s - Crusader
22. The Imputation Controversy
24. Crippled in Body, But not in Mind
25. Hodge's Home: "Sunny, Genial, Kindly and Tolerant"
26. The Coming Storm
27. The Slavery Question
28. The Schism
29. The New School Fights Back
30. Writing History
5.: The 1840s - Professor of Theology
31. The Way of Life
32. Didactic Theology
33. Teaching and Preaching
34. The Public Face of the Seminary
35. Moderator of the General Assembly
36. "The Nonsensical Dialect of Transcendentalism"
37. Roman Catholic Baptism
38. Infection of German Idealism
39. "When the will of the wife is the other way"
40. "Covered in Gloom"
6.: The 1850s - Inspired Churchman
41. College Trustee
42. Language and Feeling
43. The Inspiration of Scripture
44. "Graces of the Spirit"
45. The Battle against "Churchianity"
46. Thornwell and "Thus Saith the Lord"
47. The Pauline Commentaries
48. Politics and Conscience
7.: The 1860s - Conflicted Unionist
49. The State of the Country and the Church
50. Hodge's Family at War
51. The Unities of Mankind
52. The Disunities of Mankind
53. Reuniting the Old and New Schools
8.: 1870s - Systematic Theologian and Scientist
54. The Systematic Theology
55. "The apex of my life"
56. Science and Darwinism
57. "O Death, Where is Thy Sting?"
Epilogue - Hodge's Legacy