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Outlines of Moral Science.

by Archibald Alexander

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The admired Professor Alexander not only helped found Princeton Theological Seminary, but served as its first principal. Alexander, along with B. B. Warfield and Charles and A. A. Hodge, became known as one of the 'Princeton theologians,' arguably the most influential group of religious scholars in the history of American Christianity. Reacting against the rise of theological liberalism, they sought to restore the Bible's reputation as an authoritative text to the world of academic theology. In his Outlines of Moral Science, Alexander details an explicitly theistic approach to the philosophy of morality. He contends that God provided human beings with a conscience and a sense of reason that they must use in an orderly fashion to be considered righteous. Alexander's philosophy bears influences from Greek philosophy through the prominent Christian theologians influenced by Plato and Aristotle.

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Archibald Alexander
Source: Wikipedia
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Born: April 17, 1772
Died: October 22, 1851
Related topics: Alexander, Archibald,--1772-1851, Apologetics, Bible, Biography, History
Basic information: Archibald Alexander (April 17, 1772 – October 22, 1851) was an American Presbyterian theologian and professor at the Princeton Theological Seminary. He served for 27 years as that institution's first principal from 1812 to 1840.
Popular works: Canon of the Old and New Testaments Ascertained, or The Bible Complete without the Apocrypha and Unwritten Traditions., Outlines of Moral Science., Evidences of the Christian Religion.