Reformed Churchmen

We are Confessional Calvinists and a Prayer Book Church-people. In 2012, we remembered the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; also, we remembered the 450th anniversary of John Jewel's sober, scholarly, and Reformed "An Apology of the Church of England." In 2013, we remembered the publication of the "Heidelberg Catechism" and the influence of Reformed theologians in England, including Heinrich Bullinger's Decades. For 2014: Tyndale's NT translation. For 2015, John Roger, Rowland Taylor and Bishop John Hooper's martyrdom, burned at the stakes. Books of the month. December 2014: Alan Jacob's "Book of Common Prayer" at: January 2015: A.F. Pollard's "Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation: 1489-1556" at: February 2015: Jaspar Ridley's "Thomas Cranmer" at:

Sunday, December 28, 2014

28 December 1797 A.D. Prof. Charles Hodge Born—Princeton’s Famed & Asute Presbyterian Theologian & Exegete

28 December 1797 A.D.  Prof.  Charles Hodge Born—Princeton’s Famed & Asute Presbyterian Theologian & Exegete

Charles Hodge (1797 to 1878)


Princeton's Prince of Theologians

Birth of Charles Hodge in Philadelphia. He graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary at 21, and the next year began teaching there. A year after that he was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry. At age 27 he founded The Biblical Repertory, later called Princeton Review. In his whole career he took out only two years from his professorship at Princeton to study in Paris, Halle, and Berlin (1826-28). His greatest exegetical work, Commentary on Romans, was published in 1835; and between 1871-73 (at age 73-75) he published his three-volume, 2,260 page Systematic Theology. When he died, June 19, 1878, his son Archibald succeeded him at Princeton.

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