skip to content
Jonathan Edwards and the Bible Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Jonathan Edwards and the Bible

Author: Robert E Brown
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
This study is the first of its kind to examine critical biblical interpretation in early American history. Focusing on Jonathan Edwards's biblical writings, it suggests that Edwards's biblical interpretation is the key to understanding his broader engagement with critical methods and provides a unifying thread within his theological work. Very few students of American religious history are aware of the vast quantity  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brown, Robert E., 1958-
Jonathan Edwards and the Bible.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2001006084
(OCoLC)48163037
Named Person: Jonathan Edwards; Jonathan Edwards; Jonathan Edwards
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Brown
ISBN: 0253109124 9780253109125 1282062891 9781282062894 9780253340931 0253340934
OCLC Number: 51103081
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 292 pages)
Contents: Bibliophile --
Knowing and the historical mode --
Sacred history and the common sense --
Plain obvious sensible facts --
Sacred history and the "history" of religions --
Theology in the historical mode --
Denouement.
Responsibility: Robert E. Brown.

Abstract:

This study is the first of its kind to examine critical biblical interpretation in early American history. Focusing on Jonathan Edwards's biblical writings, it suggests that Edwards's biblical interpretation is the key to understanding his broader engagement with critical methods and provides a unifying thread within his theological work. Very few students of American religious history are aware of the vast quantity of Edwards's biblical writings, let alone his engagement with critical historical thought. The rage of British society in the middle of the 17th century, particularly as it related to church-state issues, biblical criticism has been considered a late 19th-century phenomenon in American religious history. It was at that time that it emerged and rapidly grew as a technical discipline in American theological schools. However, as Robert E. Brown shows in this path-breaking study, far from being a 'modern' preoccupation, the relationship of the Bible to critical thought is almost as old as the American experience itself. Brown's study of Edwards's biblical writings shows him to have been one of the most thoroughly engaged thinkers regarding critical problems in the colonial period. The impact of this revolution in biblical interpretation can be traced to nearly every area of Edwards's intellectual career - epistemology, historiography, natural theology, typology, natural science, comparative religion, constructive theology, and public discourse. This engagement resulted in a subtle but distinct transformation of Edwards's understanding of the biblical narratives and their relation to the new scientific modes of inquiry, a transformation that anticipated similar developments in 19th-century American religious thought.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/51103081> # Jonathan Edwards and the Bible
    a schema:MediaObject, schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "51103081" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/inu> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/6848647#Place/bloomington> ; # Bloomington
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States.
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1356024> ; # Bible.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/6848647#Event/1700_1799> ; # 1700 - 1799
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/6848647#CreativeWork/bible> ; # Bible
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/6848647#Topic/bible_criticism_interpretation_etc_history> ; # Bible--Criticism, interpretation, etc.--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/6848647#Topic/religion_biblical_reference_quotations> ; # RELIGION--Biblical Reference--Quotations
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1352005> ; # Biblical interpretation
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/6848647#Topic/interpretatie> ; # Interpretatie
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/6848647#Topic/edwards_jonathan_1703_1758> ; # Edwards, Jonathan, 1703-1758
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/BS500> ;
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/7398821> ; # Jonathan Edwards
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/6848647#Topic/bijbel> ; # Bijbel
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/220.6092/e21/> ;
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2002" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/53499316> ; # Robert E. Brown
    schema:datePublished "2002" ;
    schema:description "This study is the first of its kind to examine critical biblical interpretation in early American history. Focusing on Jonathan Edwards's biblical writings, it suggests that Edwards's biblical interpretation is the key to understanding his broader engagement with critical methods and provides a unifying thread within his theological work. Very few students of American religious history are aware of the vast quantity of Edwards's biblical writings, let alone his engagement with critical historical thought. The rage of British society in the middle of the 17th century, particularly as it related to church-state issues, biblical criticism has been considered a late 19th-century phenomenon in American religious history. It was at that time that it emerged and rapidly grew as a technical discipline in American theological schools. However, as Robert E. Brown shows in this path-breaking study, far from being a 'modern' preoccupation, the relationship of the Bible to critical thought is almost as old as the American experience itself. Brown's study of Edwards's biblical writings shows him to have been one of the most thoroughly engaged thinkers regarding critical problems in the colonial period. The impact of this revolution in biblical interpretation can be traced to nearly every area of Edwards's intellectual career - epistemology, historiography, natural theology, typology, natural science, comparative religion, constructive theology, and public discourse. This engagement resulted in a subtle but distinct transformation of Edwards's understanding of the biblical narratives and their relation to the new scientific modes of inquiry, a transformation that anticipated similar developments in 19th-century American religious thought."@en ;
    schema:description "Bibliophile -- Knowing and the historical mode -- Sacred history and the common sense -- Plain obvious sensible facts -- Sacred history and the "history" of religions -- Theology in the historical mode -- Denouement."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/6848647> ;
    schema:genre "Criticism, interpretation, etc."@en ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48163037> ;
    schema:name "Jonathan Edwards and the Bible"@en ;
    schema:productID "51103081" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/51103081#PublicationEvent/bloomington_indiana_university_press_2002> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/6848647#Agent/indiana_university_press> ; # Indiana University Press
    schema:url <http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=127791> ;
    schema:url <http://www.myilibrary.com?id=206289> ;
    schema:url <http://www.myilibrary.com?id=206289&ref=toc> ;
    schema:url <http://site.ebrary.com/id/10002953> ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=68664> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781282062894> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780253109125> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780253340931> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/51103081> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/6848647#Agent/indiana_university_press> # Indiana University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Indiana University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/6848647#Topic/bible_criticism_interpretation_etc_history> # Bible--Criticism, interpretation, etc.--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Bible--Criticism, interpretation, etc.--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/6848647#Topic/edwards_jonathan_1703_1758> # Edwards, Jonathan, 1703-1758
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Edwards, Jonathan, 1703-1758"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/6848647#Topic/religion_biblical_reference_quotations> # RELIGION--Biblical Reference--Quotations
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "RELIGION--Biblical Reference--Quotations"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1352005> # Biblical interpretation
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Biblical interpretation"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1356024> # Bible.
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:name "Bible." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/53499316> # Robert E. Brown
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1958" ;
    schema:familyName "Brown" ;
    schema:givenName "Robert E." ;
    schema:name "Robert E. Brown" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/7398821> # Jonathan Edwards
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1703" ;
    schema:deathDate "1758" ;
    schema:familyName "Edwards" ;
    schema:givenName "Jonathan" ;
    schema:name "Jonathan Edwards" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780253109125>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0253109124" ;
    schema:isbn "9780253109125" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780253340931>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0253340934" ;
    schema:isbn "9780253340931" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781282062894>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1282062891" ;
    schema:isbn "9781282062894" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48163037>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Jonathan Edwards and the Bible." ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/51103081> ; # Jonathan Edwards and the Bible
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.