Archibald Alexander Hodge

1823-1886. Presbyterian theologian. Son of Charles Hodge* and Princeton-trained, he held several teaching posts before succeeding his father as Princeton's systematic theologian in 1877. Explainer of his father's ideas rather than creator of new concepts, and less prolific and scholarly, he was noted for his Outlines of Theology (1860; rev. 1878), The Life of Charles Hodge (1880), and Popular Lectures on Theological Themes (1887). Although defending the Princeton fundamentals of divine sovereignty and human depravity, he attempted to enliven those ideas through social application. He believed that America, if it respected “the Fatherhood of God, the Elder Brotherhood and redeeming blood of Christ, and the universal brotherhood of men,” was placed “at the crisis of the battles on which the fate of the Kingdom for ages turns.”