The Caspar Wistar Hodge Jr. Manuscript Collection
Scope and Content
This collection includes six boxes of Dr. Hodge's own carefully labeled manuscript notes used for class lectures at Princeton Seminary. Of special interest are his early thoughts on Karl Barth and his comments on the relation of science to theology. The collection also contains two boxes of manuscript sermon and "conference talks" used by Dr. Hodge. Conference talks were devotional lectures delivered at the Seminary.
Miscellaneous items preserved in the collection include Hodge's manuscripts for published articles, correspondence, published items, and biographical items and obituaries. Of special interest are letters by Dr. Hodge expressing his opposition to the Seminary's "re-organization" of 1929.
- 1894 - 1935
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There are no special restrictions to access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of Special Collections.
The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Caspar Wistar Hodge Jr. Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.
- Born, September 22, Princeton, New Jersey
- B.A., Princeton University
- Ph.D., Princeton University
- Student, Heidelberg University and University of Berlin
- Instructor, Philosophy, Princeton University
- Associate Professor, Ethics, Lafayette College
- Th.B., Princeton Theological Seminary
- Instructor, New Testament, Princeton Theological Seminary
- Assistant Professor, Dogmatic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
- Ordained, Presbytery of New Brunswick (PCUSA), September 18
- Professor, Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
- Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Grove City College
- Died, February 26, Princeton, New Jersey
Dr. Hodge was the son of Caspar Wistar Hodge, Sr. (Professor of New Testament at Princeton Seminary) and grandson of Charles Hodge (Professor of Didactic Theology at Princeton Seminary). He was the author of numerous articles published in the Princeton Theological Review and other scholarly journals. He contributed articles to Hasting's Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels, and to the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
3.7 Linear Feet (9 boxes)
Boxes 1- Class Lecture Notes and study notes
Box 7- Sermons and Conference Talks
Box Miscellaneous and Addendum Materials (Article manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, and biographical materials)
With the exception of the correspondence and biographical items, which were removed from Seminary Archives office files in 1996, nothing is known about the origins of these materials. It is likely that these papers were given to the Seminary following Dr. Hodge's death by his family, but no documentation has been located to confirm this.
A portion of the C.W. Hodge, Jr. papers had been semi-organized by the archival staff sometime in the late 1980s. These included all items now contained in boxes 1 through 4 and 7 through 8. These were placed in storage and were not made available to library patrons. The other related items, now preserved in boxes 5, 6, and 9, were shelved adjacent with this collection in unlabeled boxes. The papers were organized together into a single collection in April of 1996, by Raymond D. Cannata, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited in March of 2009 by Sarah Seraphin.
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