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Archibald Alexander

American theologian
Archibald Alexander.

Archibald Alexander (April 17, 1772October 22, 1851) was an American Presbyterian theologian and professor at the Princeton Theological Seminary. He served for 27 years as that institution's first principal from 1812 to 1840.


  • All my theology is reduced to this narrow compass — "Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners."
    • As quoted in Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 580.

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