Perhaps the most articulate defender of orthodoxy, he was the professor of historical theology and Dean of the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. In 1924, his book, The Faith of Modernism, set forth his case for a view of the Bible based upon "scientific investigations". Confessional theology, he said, considers Scripture supernaturally given. Through his writings in The Princeton Theological Review he answered the modernist’s appeal to "historical and literary methods".
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