“When the Will of the Wife is the Other Way”

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199740420
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894703 | DOI:
“When the Will of the Wife is the Other Way”

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Chapter thirty-nine explores the Hodge family has it finally breaks up from its central Princeton location. With the marriages of A. A. and Mary, Hodge’s family began to disperse. Archie left with his wife for missionary work in India and Mary left with her husband as he took a seminary teaching position in Kentucky. When Mary got pregnant, Sarah Hodge made the long trip to Kentucky to help with the baby’s arrival. She did this against Hodge’s wishes, and in so doing illustrated the tension between Hodge’s biblical views on the role of women and the realities of having powerful women in his life.

Keywords: Charles Hodge; A. A. Hodge; Elizabeth Holliday; Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions; Allahabad; India; William Scott; Centre College; Danville; Kentucky; Sarah Hodge; Charles Hodge, Jr; Sickness; role of women; Ashbel Green; Samuel Miller; Archibald Alexander; leadership roles; Caspar Wistar Hodge; Pauline Epistles

Chapter.  2277 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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