Reuniting the Old and New Schools

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199740420
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894703 | DOI:
Reuniting the Old and New Schools

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Chapter fifty-three examines Hodge’s opposition to the reunion of the Old and New Schools of Presbyterianism just a few years later. Henry Boyton Smith of Union Seminary led the New School movement for reunion. Hodge wished such a reunion to come, but only when it was based on theological agreements that he did not believe yet existed. He feared that a premature reunion would simply set the stage for a re-enactment of the Schism of 1837.

Keywords: Charles Hodge; Henry Boyton Smith; Union Seminary; Reunion; Old School; New School; Thomas Wentworth Higginson; Civil War; Septimus Tustin; New Haven Theology; Ashbel Green

Chapter.  3368 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Christianity

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