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Charles Hodge by Paul C. Gutjahr
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Jan 24, 12

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Read from May 13 to June 02, 2011

Charles Hodge may have had to wait a century between biographies, but Paul Gutjahr's work was well worth the wait. If you have no idea who Charles Hodge is, read this book. If the name "Charles Hodge" provokes visions of a rigid and cold Calvinist, read this book. As a Presbyterian, even I had my doubts about Hodge based on many of the caricatures that prevail today. Reading this book completely changed my mind. Though this book is scholarly and rigorously researched, it is also well-written and, dare I say it, a page turner. After reading it, I felt as though Charles Hodge had become a friend and mentor. There were several passages that brought me close to tears (manly tears, of course). By all means, read this book!

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