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Language and Feeling

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/9780199740420.003.0042
Language and Feeling

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Chapter forty-two examines one of the most titanic theological battles of Hodge’s career. It recounts the many articles published in the Repertory and Bibliotheca Sacra as Hodge and Edwards Amasa Park at Andover Seminary sparred over the exact nature and reliability of biblical language. Park argued that for a different between figurative and descriptive language in the Bible. Hodge held that no such distinction existed. Reason alone could understand the Bible; an intuitive faculty was not needed, nor was it reliable.

Keywords: Charles Hodge; Andover Seminary; Bibliotheca Sacra; Repertory; Edwards Amasa Park; language; Horace Bushnell; New England Theology; Revivalism; human agency; August Tholuck; science and religion; Consistent Calvinism

Chapter.  2408 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Christianity

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