Briggs, Charles Augustus

Born: Jan 14, 1841 AD
Died: 1913 AD, at 71 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Theologian


1841 - Born on January 15th in New York City. Protestant theologian, clergyman and educator.

1857 - Studied at the University of Virginia.

1863 - Graduated at the Union Theological Seminary.

1869 - Became the pastor of the Presbyterian church of Roselle, New Jersey.

1874 - Entered the Union Theological Seminary, and became professor of Hebrew.

1884 - Received his honorary degree of D.D. from Edinburgh.

1890-1892 - He was tried for heresy by the presbytery of New York and acquitted.

         - Conservative Presbyterians objected to his scholarly work in Old Testament criticism and he was found guilty in a heresy trial and suspended from the ministry.

1899 - He was ordained a priest of the Protestant Episcopal Church.

1904 - He became professor of theological encyclopaedia and symbolics.

1909 - Published the following: Biblical Study: Its Principles, Methods and History, Hebrew Poems of the Creation, American Presbyterianism: Its Origin and Early History, Messianic Prophecy, Whither? A Theological Question for the Times, The Authority of the Holy Scripture, The Bible, the Church and the Reason, The Higher Criticism of the Hexateuch, The Messiah of the Gospels, The Messiah of the Apostles, New Light on the Life of Jesus, The Ethical Teaching of Jesus, A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Psalms, and The Virgin Birth of Our Lord.

1913 - Charles Augustus Briggs died.
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