Charles Hodge

American Presbyterian theologian (1797-1878)

Charles Hodge (December 27, 1797 – June 19, 1878) was the principal of Princeton Theological Seminary between 1851 and 1878. He is considered to be one of the greatest exponents and defenders of historical Calvinism in America during the 19th century.

Charles Hodge


Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)Edit

Quotes reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).
  • The best evidence of the Bible's being the word of God is to be found between its covers. It proves itself.
    • P. 35.
  • There is more of power to sanctify, elevate, strengthen, and cheer in the word Jesus (Jehovah-Saviour) than in all the utterances of man since the world began.
    • P. 87.
  • The Spirit never makes men the instruments of converting others until they feel that they cannot do it themselves; that their skill in argument, in persuasion, in management, avails nothing.
    • P. 122.
  • Its very essence is trust upon Him and His sin-expiating and life-purchasing merits. Its very essence consists in its self-emptying, self-denying, Christ-grasping energy.
    • P. 226.
  • The doctrines of grace humble man without degrading him and exalt him without inflating him.
    • P. 334.

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