Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield (1851 - 1921) MP

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Nicknames: "B.B. Warfield", "The Pugilist"
Birthplace: Grasmere (near Lexington), Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
Death: Died in Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States
Cause of death: Acute attack of angina pectoris at 10 p.m. following an attempt to return to teaching earlier that day - he had been recovering from an illness since Christmas Eve.
Occupation: Last of the Princeton Theologians.
Managed by: Peter McDearmon Witt
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About Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield

From The Life and Works of Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield (1851–1921)


Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield was born on November 5, 1851 at Grasmere, Kentucky (near Lexington) and died in Princeton, New Jersey on February 16, 1921 at the age of 69. Read more about Warfield in the following articles:

“Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield.” Princeton Theological Review 19:2 (April 1921), 329–30.

“Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield.” Wikipedia

Noll, Mark A. “Warfield, Benjamin Breckinridge (1851–1921).” Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, 2nd ed., edited by Walter A. Elwell, 1257–58. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2001.

Patton. Francis L. “Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield, D.D., LL.D., Litt.D.: A Memorial Address.” Princeton Theological Review 19:3 (July 1921): 369–91.

Riddlebarger, Kim. “‘One Productive Life’: A Short Biography of B. B. Warfield.” (Ben M. Angel notes: excellent passage):

Thomas, Geoff. ”Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield.”

“Warfield, Benjamin Breckinridge.” The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, edited by Samuel Macauley Jackson, 12:273. New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1912.

“Warfield, Benjamin Breckinridge, D. D.“ Encyclopaedia of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: Including the Northern and Southern Assemblies, edited by Alfred Nevin, 984. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Publishing Co., 1884.

Warfield, E. D. ”Biographical Sketch of Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield.” In Revelation and Inspiration, vol. 1 of The Works of Benjamin B. Warfield, v–ix. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2008), v–ix.

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Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield, D.D.'s Timeline

November 5, 1851
Grasmere (near Lexington), Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
August 3, 1876
Age 24
Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
February 16, 1921
Age 69
Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States
Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States