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The Disunities of Mankind

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/9780199740420.003.0052
The Disunities of Mankind

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Chapter fifty-two discusses at length Hodge’s sympathetic views of Lincoln. Lincoln’s death came a severe blow to Hodge, who considered the martyred President as one of America’s greatest men. He published his “President Lincoln” article in the Repertory as an attempt to make sense of God’s providence in Lincoln’s assassination. After the end of the War, Hodge wished to see the Old School Presbyterians from North and South reunited, but such a reunion was doomed to failure. Hodge was also criticized for his commitment to gradual emancipation, and once again defended his biblical position on slavery even after the end of the War.

Keywords: Charles Hodge; Civil War; Abraham Lincoln; Southern Presbyterians; Emancipation Proclamation; Lincoln’s Death; slavery; Fourteenth Amendment; Scottish Common Sense Realism

Chapter.  2474 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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