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The theology of Jonathan Edwards

Author: Michael James McClymond; Gerald R McDermott
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
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"Scholars and laypersons alike regard Jonathan Edwards (1703-58) as North America's greatest theologian. The theology of Jonathan Edwards is the most comprehensive survey of his theology yet produced and the first study to make full use of the recently-completed seventy-three-volume online edition of the Works of Jonathan Edwards. The book's forty-five chapters examine all major aspects of Edwards's thought and  Read more...
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Named Person: Jonathan Edwards
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael James McClymond; Gerald R McDermott
ISBN: 9780199791606 0199791600
OCLC Number: 701327244
Description: xii, 757 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : historical, cultural, and social contexts. Overture to a symphony ; Edwards : a theological life ; Edwards's intellectual context ; Edwards's spirituality ; The question of development : did Edwards change? --
Topics in Edwards's theology. Beauty and aesthetics ; Metaphysics ; Typology : scripture, nature, and all of reality ; Revelation : scripture, reason, and tradition ; Apologetics ; Biblical exegesis ; The concept of a history of redemption ; God as Trinity : Father, Son, and Holy Spirit ; The end of God in creation ; Providence and history ; The person and work of Jesus Christ ; The Holy Spirit ; The angels in the plan of salvation ; Heaven is a world of love ; The affections and the human person ; Edwards's Calvinism and theology of the covenants ; Free will and original sin ; Salvation, grace, and faith : an overview ; Conversion : a divine and supernatural light ; Justification and sanctification ; The theme of divinization ; Theology of revival ; The church ; Edwards on (and in) the ministry ; The sacraments : baptism and the Lord's Supper ; The voice of the great God : a theology of preaching ; Public theology, society, and America ; True virtue, Christian love, and ethical theory ; Edwards on (and in) mission ; Eschatology ; Christianity and other religions --
Legacies and affinities : Edwards's disciples and interpreters. Selective readings : Edwards and the new divinity ; Mixed reactions : Princeton and Andover Seminaries and nineteenth-century American culture ; New beginnings : the twentieth-century recovery of Jonathan Edwards ; Interpretations I : Edwards and modern philosophy ; Interpretations II : Jonathan Edwards and the Reformed tradition ; Interpretations III : Edwards and the revival tradition ; Interpretations IV : Edwards and the Catholic and Orthodox traditions ; Interpretations V : Edwards and contemporary theology ; Conclusion : Edwards as a theological bridge.
Responsibility: Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott.
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"Scholars and laypersons alike regard Jonathan Edwards (1703-58) as North America's greatest theologian. The theology of Jonathan Edwards is the most comprehensive survey of his theology yet produced and the first study to make full use of the recently-completed seventy-three-volume online edition of the Works of Jonathan Edwards. The book's forty-five chapters examine all major aspects of Edwards's thought and include in-depth discussions of the extensive secondary literature on Edwards as well as Edwards's own writings"--From publisher description

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