The Trip to Europe

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199740420
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894703 | DOI:
The Trip to Europe

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Chapter seventeen provides insight into why Charles Hodge decided to leave his family and friends for a two-year study trip in Europe. Insecure about his own knowledge and abilities to train seminary students, Hodge applied to the Seminary Board for a European study leave, which the Board granted. He left in the Fall of 1826 and spent his first few months in Paris studying with Sylvestre de Sacy and Armand-Pierre Caussin de Perceval. While in Paris he also met Alexander von Humboldt, Phillip Stapfer, and General Lafayette.

Keywords: Sylvestre de Sacy; Armand-Pierre Caussin de Perceval; Philipp Stapfer; Marie-Joseph Paul Marquis de Lafayette; Phillip Stapfer; Charles Hodge; Paris; Göttingen; Edward Robinson; language study

Chapter.  2849 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Christianity

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