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“Covered in Gloom”

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/9780199740420.003.0040
“Covered in Gloom”

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Chapter forty tells of one of the most grief-stricken periods of Hodge’s life. Hodge had been fortunate to have not lost a wife or child for nearly fifty years of his life. Within a period of six years, however, he lost a good friend (Albert Dod), a nephew, his wife Sarah, and the three men who had been most important in founding and forming Princeton Theological Seminary: Ashbel Green, Archibald Alexander, and Samuel Miller. He now stood alone as the institution’s most senior colleague and institutional leader.

Keywords: Charles Hodge; Albert Dod; Hugh Hodge; Sarah Hodge; Ashbel Green; Archibald Alexander; Samuel Miller; Stick of Orthodoxy; Victor Cousin; Death; Affection for Wife

Chapter.  2155 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Christianity

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