Alexander Archibald (1772-1851)

The first professor appointed at Princeton Theological Seminary at its founding in 1812. Along with Charles Hodge and others, he helped establish what is now known as Princeton Theology, adhering to the Westminster Confession, arguing for the inerrancy of Scripture and advocating Scottish common sense realism. Alexander contributed regularly to the Princeton Review and published many works of his own. A Presbyterian pastor as well as professor, he placed great emphasis on piety and personal religious experience.


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