College Trustee

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199740420
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894703 | DOI:
College Trustee

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Chapter forty-one deals with the years immediately following the death of so many of Hodge’s friends and family. He underwent intense bouts of grief and his physical health was not strong. He was also named to Princeton College’s Board of Trustees in 1850. He served on the Board until his death in 1878. While a Trustee, Hodge worked closely with Presidents Carnahan, Maclean and McCosh to keep religious instruction an important part of the school’s curriculum. He also stressed a broad-based liberal arts approach to the College’s curricular agenda.

Keywords: Charles Hodge; John Maclean Jr; James McCosh; James Carnahan; College Board of Trustees; novel reading; games; Princeton College Curriculum; religious education; Princeton College President; Greek; Latin; mathematics

Chapter.  1565 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Christianity

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