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The Coming Storm

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199740420
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894703 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0026
The Coming Storm

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Chapter twenty-six centers on the growing conflict between Old and New School Presbyterians. These differences centered on theology, revivalism and the denomination’s relationship to voluntary societies. Charles Finney played an important role in the revivalism debates, and Hodge sought to circumscribe the power voluntary societies played in relationship to Presbyterian autonomy.

Keywords: Old School; New School; Charles Finney; Charles Hodge; Archibald Alexander; voluntary societies; Ecumenism; American Home Mission Society; American Bible Society; American Tract Society; Act and Testimony; Robert Breckinridge

Chapter.  3412 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Christianity

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