Biography of Charles Augustus Briggs


Briggs, Charles Augustus. Clergyman, theologian. Born in New York, January 15, 1841. Studied in University of Virginia, 1857-60; Union Theological Seminary, 1861-63; University of Berlin, 1866-69. Pastor of Presbyterian Church, Roselle, NJ, 1870-74; professor of Hebrew, 1875-1900, biblical theology 1890-1904; Theological Encyclopedia and Symbolics, 1904-13; Union Theological Seminary. Editor, "Presbyterian Review," 1880-90. Was tried for heresy and acquitted by Presbytery of New York, 1892, but suspended by General Assembly, 1893. Ordained priest by Protestant Episcopal Bishop of New York, 1900. Author: "Biblical Study," "American Presbyterianism," "Messianic Prophecy," "Wither? A Theological Question for the Times," "The Authority of Holy Scripture," "The Higher Criticism of the Hexateuch," "The Bible, the Church, and the Reason," "The Messiah of the Apostles," "The Messiah of the Gospels," "The Case of Dr. Briggs" (three parts), "General Introduction to the Study of Holy Scripture," "The Incarnation of the Lord," "New Light on the Life of Jesus," "Ethical Teachings of Jesus." Also (with F. Brown and S. R. Driver) "New Hebrew Lexicon." Editor: "International Theological Library," "International Critical Commentary." Died 1912.