“The Most Eligible Situation for Improvement”

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199740420
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894703 | DOI:
“The Most Eligible Situation for Improvement”

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Chapter Thirteen chronicles Hodge’s return to Princeton Theological Seminary to teach. His teaching duties are diverse and rigorous. He does both language instruction, along with teaching on biblical books and biblical criticism. With the help of Samuel Miller, he publishes his first work, “A Dissertation on the Importance of Biblical Literature,” after founding the “The Society for Improvement in Biblical Literature.” He is appointed as the Seminary’s third professor and marries Sarah Bache.

Keywords: Charles Hodge; Princeton Theological Seminary; biblical criticism; language instruction; Sarah Bache; Samuel Miller

Chapter.  2488 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Christianity

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