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Jonathan Edwards confronts the gods : Christian theology, Enlightenment religion, and non-Christian faiths

Author: Gerald R McDermott
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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"This is a study of how American theologian Jonathan Edwards (1703-58) responded to the Deist challenge to Christianity. Using a wide array of published and unpublished materials, McDermott argues that Edwards was preparing before his death a sophisticated theological response to Enlightenment religion that was surprisingly generous toward non-Christian traditions. He shows how Edwards refashioned critical Reformed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Jonathan Edwards; Jonathan Edwards; Jonathan Edwards; Jonathan Edwards
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald R McDermott
ISBN: 0195132742 9780195132748
OCLC Number: 41118978
Description: xii, 245 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Deists and the scandal of particularity --
Edwards's war against Enlightenment religion --
Our noblest faculty : the promise and limits of reason in religion --
Signatures of divine majesty : the reason and mystery of revelation --
Trickle-down revelation and religious entropy : the nature and history of religion --
Parables in all nations : typology and the religions --
A possibility of reconciliation : salvation and the "heathen" --
Judaism : a light among the nations --
Islam : the left arm of Antichrist --
Greece and Rome : very noble and almost divine truths --
American Indians : the devil sucks their blood --
The Chinese philosophers : shadows of the Trinity.
Responsibility: Gerald R. McDermott.
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It has been thought that Edwards's polemical arguments were aimed against Arminianism - which denied the Calvinist idea of predestination. The author argues that Edwards's real target was a more  Read more...

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