The Schism

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge

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

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Chapter twenty-eight studies the events which led to the Presbyterian schism of 1837. Many issues led to the schism, but most importantly the Old and New Schools differed on matters of theology. The Old School also had significant problems with the 1801 “Plan of Union” which had joined the efforts of Presbyterians and Congregationalists together in evangelizing the American West. Princeton Seminary attempted to stay neutral in many of these debates, but when the Old School decided to push for separation, Princeton readily joined it. Hodge agreed with the need for separation, but did not like everything the Old School had done to accomplish it.

Keywords: Charles Hodge; Ashbel Green; Albert Barnes; Old School; New School; Schism of 1837; 1801 Plan of Union; Testimony and Memorial; Abscinding Acts; Cornelius Cuyler; Philadelphia; General Assembly

Chapter.  3072 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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