Works of Jonathan Edwards
Works of Jonathan Edwards (Works of Jonathan Edwards)
- Author: Jonathan Edwards
- Edition: Hardcover
- Publisher: Banner of Truth
Information on Works of Jonathan Edwards from the publisher:
Throughout his ministerial career, Jonathan Edwards filled a series of private notebooks with writings on a wide variety of theological topics, numbering his entriessome 1,400 of themin sequence. This book, the second of four volumes devoted to these "Miscellanies," contains entries written during the decade of the 1730s, from July 1731 to approximately January 1740, the eve of the Great Awakening. They record the development of Edwards' thought as he first emerged as a public spokesperson for orthodox Calvinism, assumed a leadership role in colonial New England church politics, and acquired an international reputation as an evangelist for his role in the revivals in the Connecticut River Valley of 1734 and 1735. Edwards used the "Miscellanies" as a repository for ideas that he intended to develop in future sermons and treatises, and these entries contain the seeds of such contemporaneous works as Justification by Faith Alone and The History of the Work of Redemption. These entries also record how the Connecticut Valley revivals influenced Edwards' thoughts on such important theological topics as the significance of perseverance, the nature of spiritual knowledge, justification by faith alone, the rationality of the Christian religion, the history of the work of redemption, and conversion and the religious life. About the Author:
Ava Chamberlain is assistant professor in the Department of Religion at Wright State University.
Description of Jonathan Edwards, author of Works of Jonathan Edwards:
The complete collection of Jonathan Edwards' writing is essential to any Christian library. (Volume 2-#1512178) Combining natural history, philosophy, theology, and biblical studies, Edwards stands as one of the greatest American minds in history. Of all the Christian thinkers since the Reformation Edwards has perhaps the most to say to our situation. This reproduction of his works is both welcome and timely. Here is a book not only to read but to ponder. It will certainly stimulate thought and sharpen judgement. Volume 1 includes A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections and The Great Doctrine of Original Sin.