James Strong

A Biography of the Methodist Scholar

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About the Book

This is the first full biography of Biblical scholar and theological seminary professor James Strong (1822–1894). It describes his upbringing, early and higher education, the schools and colleges where he taught, his academic colleagues, his contributions to the development of nineteenth-century American Methodism, and his numerous publications—particularly his Biblical Concordance (1894) which continues as a standard and essential reference work. It includes edited versions of selected sermons and letters never before published, as well as comments from his students, the details of his experience in the development of the early nineteenth-century American railroad system, and detailed obituaries and reactions to his death.

About the Author(s)

Samuel J. Rogal, a retired professor of English, has published numerous scholarly books and articles on English literature and British and American Methodism. He lives in Normal, Illinois.

Bibliographic Details

Samuel J. Rogal
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 218
Bibliographic Info: notes, biography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8255-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4052-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Preface 1

1. In the Beginning: Upbringing and Early Educaton 5

2. Higher Education and Marriage 19

3. Teacher, Railroad Promoter, Scholar 33

4. Troy University: Professor and Administrator 58

5. Drew Theological Seminary: Teacher and Scholar 87

6. Methodism 108

7. Later Life, Then Death 140

Chapter Notes 165

Works Consulted and Cited 195

Index 199