HODGE, CHARLES ( 1797-1878 ) . An American Presbyterian theologian and historian, of Scotch Irish descent. He was born in Philadelphia; graduated at Princeton in 1815, and at the theo logical seminary there in 1819. became assistant professor in his alma mater the following year, and with the exception of an interval of two years (1826-27) in Europe, studying at the uni versities of Paris, Halle. and Berlin. was con nected with its faculty until his death. From 1S22 he was professor of Oriental and biblical literature. and from 1840 professor of didactic and exegetical theology. polemic theology being added in 1852. In 1672 the semi-centennial an niversary of his professional life was commemo rated at Princeton by the foundation of the 'Charles Hodge profe—orship.' with an endow ment of $50.000. Be wa- also the recipient of a gift of 815.000. In 1846 he was moderator of the Presbyterian General Assembly, and in 1858 was one of the revisers of the Book of Diseiplim. He was editor of the Biblical lb pc rtory, which he founded in 1825. expanding the title four years
later to The Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review. It was the organ of the old school of Presbyterian theology until 1871. when the jour nal became the Presbyterian Quarterly and Princeton Rericw of the new Presbyterian School. and Professor Hodge retired from the editorship. His chief work. -8astr»uthe Theology (3 vols.. 1871-72). is still considered one of the best in terpretations of the Calvinistic doctrine. Other important works are: a Constitutional History of the Presbyterian Church in the United States (2 vols.. 1840-41 ) : The Way of Life ( 1842) : and What is Darwinism? (1874). He also published several commentaries. C'onsult: The Semi-Ceti tcanial Commemoration of the Professorship of Charles Hodge, D.D.. LL.D., September 2'1. 1872 (Philadelphia, 1872) ; and Hodge, Life of Charles Hodge, Professor in the Theological Seminary, Princeton (New York, 1880).