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Archibald Alexander
b. April 17, 1772 – d. October 22, 1851 • Presbyterian • Teacher • Theologian
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Alexander, Archibald
Alexander, Archibald (1772–1851)Founding professor of Princeton Theological Seminary and “founder” of the Princeton Theology. Alexander was tutored by William Graham, a student of John Witherspoon’s from whom he imbibed the common sense philosophy of Scottish realism. His theological interests were
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Alexander, Archibald
Alexander, Archibald (1772–1851). Outstanding Presbyterian pastor and professor. He was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia, and studied at Liberty Hall Academy (now Washington and Lee University). After his ordination at the age of nineteen, he worked as pastor in various churches in Virginia. In 1796
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Alexander, Archibald
Alexander, Archibald (1772–1851). When Princeton Seminary was founded in 1812, Archibald Alexander was the first professor appointed. Alexander, a native of Virginia, had been a Presbyterian since his conversion at the age of seventeen. His long and influential career included pastoring churches, most
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Alexander, Archibald
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
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Alexander, Archibald
Alexander, Archibald (1772–1851). The first professor at Princeton Theological Seminary and progenitor of the “Princeton Theology,” which held sway at the institution for over a century. Alexander came to the seminary in 1812 after service as an itinerant evangelist in his native Virginia, as president
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Alexander, Archibald
ALEXANDER, ARCHIBALD (1772–1851)American Presbyterian minister and educatorBorn near Lexington, Virginia, of Scots-Irish parentage, Alexander studied at Liberty Hall (now Washington and Lee University) and pursued theological studies under William Graham, its principal. Licensed in 1791 and ordained