Presbyterian Heritage

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199740420
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894703 | DOI:
Presbyterian Heritage

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Chapter Two explores the Presbyterian heritage of the Hodges. The Hodges were linked to George Whitefield’s American revival activity, as well as in the forming of Philadelphia’s Second Presbyterian Church. Benjamin Franklin was even impressed by Whitefield’s oratorical ability. The Hodges were New Side in their Presbyterian affiliations and helped bring Gilbert Tennent to Philadelphia to be their Church’s pastor.

Keywords: George Whitefield; New Side; Benjamin Franklin; William Tennent; Log College; Second Presbyterian Church; Gilbert Tennent; Philadelphia

Chapter.  1937 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Christianity

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