Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield

Dr. Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield was one of the most brilliant theologians of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He was a staunch supporter of the Reformed Faith and Calvinism, and he wrote extensively on the divine inspiration of the Bible.

His wife Annie was nearly killed on their honeymoon and remained an invalid for the rest of her life. Dr. Warfield was passionately devoted to his wfe and was seldom away from her side for more than two hours at any time despite a rigorous teaching schedule. (See this entry for more information).

Here are some brief facts about his life:

  • Born at ‘Grasmere’ near Lexington, Kentucky on November 5, 1851
  • Grandson of the founder of the Theological Seminary at Danville, Kentucky
  • Leading authority on the Shorthorn breed of Cattle
  • Published many articles in “National Live Stock Journal”
  • Graduated with high honors from Princeton University in 1871
  • Licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Ebenezer of Kentucky in 1875
  • Graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1876
  • Married Annie Pearce Kinkead on August 3, 1876
  • Served as the Chair of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary for 34 years
  • Also known as “The Lion of Princeton”
  • Passed away in Princeton on February 16, 1921

Related: Wikipedia entry for Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield.

Related: Index of articles written by Dr. Warfield at Soli Deo Gloria.