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The religious affections

Author: Jonathan Edwards
Publisher: Edinburgh : Banner of Truth Trust, 1986.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1850
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Edwards, Jonathan, 1703-1758.
Religious affections.
Edinburgh : Banner of Truth Trust, 1986
(OCoLC)857964551
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Edwards
ISBN: 0851514855 9780851514857
OCLC Number: 14187717
Notes: Originally published: Boston : Kneeland and Green, 1746.
Description: 382 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Concerning the nature of the affections and their importance in religion. True religion largely consists in holy affections --
Evidence that true religion lies much in the affections --
Inferences from the doctrine --
pt. 2. Showing what are no certain signs that religious affections are truly gracious, or that they are not. That religious affections are very great is no sign --
Great effects on the body are no sign --
Fluency and fervour are no sign --
That they come with texts of Scripture is no sign --
That there is an appearance of love is no sign --
That religious affections are of many kinds is no sign --
Joys following in a certain order are no sign --
Much time and much zeal in duty are no sign --
Much expression of praise is no sign --
Great confidence is no certain sign --
Moving testimonies are no sign --
Showing what are distinguishing signs of truly gracious and holy affections. Gracious affections are from divine influence --
Their object is the excellence of divine things --
They are founded on the moral excellency of objects --
They arise from divine illumination --
They are attended with a conviction of certainty --
They are attended with evangelical humiliation --
They are attended with a change of nature --
They beget and promote the temper of Jesus --
Gracious affections soften the heart --
They have beautiful symmetry and proportion --
False affections rest satisfied in themselves --
Religious affections have their fruit in Christian practice.
Other Titles: Treatise concerning religious affections
Responsibility: Jonathan Edwards.

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