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Hodge, Charles (1797–1878)

  1. Christopher M. Rios

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc0662

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

How to Cite

Rios, C. M. 2011. Hodge, Charles (1797–1878). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


A conservative Presbyterian theologian and enduring figure at Princeton Theological Seminary, Charles Hodge's staunch defense of Reformed theology shaped a significant portion of American religion well into the 20th century. Hodge was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Hugh Hodge and Mary Blanchard. In 1812 he moved to Princeton and entered the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University), graduating in 1815. Hodge entered Princeton Seminary in 1816, graduating in 1819.


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  • defending faith, against threats to biblical Christianity