After Jonathan Edwards: The Courses of the New England Theology

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Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is widely regarded as one of the major thinkers in the Christian tradition and an important and influential figure in American theology. After Jonathan Edwards is a collection of specially commissioned essays that track his intellectual legacies from the work of his immediate disciples that formed the New Divinity movement in colonial New England, to his impact upon European traditions and modern Asia. It is a unique interdisciplinary contribution to the reception of Edwardsian ideas,...

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Overview

Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is widely regarded as one of the major thinkers in the Christian tradition and an important and influential figure in American theology. After Jonathan Edwards is a collection of specially commissioned essays that track his intellectual legacies from the work of his immediate disciples that formed the New Divinity movement in colonial New England, to his impact upon European traditions and modern Asia. It is a unique interdisciplinary contribution to the reception of Edwardsian ideas, with scholars of Edwards being brought together with scholars of New England theology and early American history to produce a groundbreaking examination of the ways in which New England Theology flourished, how themes in Edwards's thought were taken up and changed by representatives of the school, and its lasting influence on the shape of American Christianity.

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"Crisp and Sweeney have gathered a constellation of essays that guarantees renewed attention to Edwards's legacy. Here we find revaluation and renovation of his immediate disciples, Bellamy and Hopkins, long criticized for turning Edwards's poetry into mere prose yet proving instead the malleability and resilience of his ideas. We move as well through nineteenth-century theologians like Taylor and Park whose own creative renovation of Edwards's ideas speak to their contemporaries' unique moral concerns before and after the Civil War. A late grouping of essays addresses Edwards's continuing appeal to a variety of denominations in the twentieth century as well as to contemporary worldwide evangelism. Never was it more true that Edwards, like Abel, 'though dead, yet speaketh.'"—Philip F. Gura, author of Jonathan Edwards: America's Evangelical
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199756292
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 8/2/2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Oliver D. Crisp is Professor of Systematic Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Douglas A. Sweeney is Professor of Church History and the History of Christian Thought and Director of the Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

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Table of Contents

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List of Contributors
Introduction - Oliver D. Crisp and Douglas A. Sweeney
Part One: New Light in the New World
Chapter One: Jonathan Edwards, The New Divinity, and Cosmopolitan Calvinism - Mark Valeri
Chapter Two: Jonathan Edwards on Education and his Educational Legacy - Kenneth P. Minkema
Chapter Three: After Edwards: Original Sin and Freedom of the Will - Allen Guelzo
Chapter Four: We Can If We Will: Regeneration and Benevolence - James P. Byrd
Chapter Five: The Moral Government of God: Jonathan Edwards and Joseph Bellamy on the Atonement - Oliver Crisp
Chapter Six: A Different Kind of Calvinism?: Edwardseanism Compared with Older Forms of Reformed Thought - Paul Helm
Part Two: Carrying the Torch
Chapter Seven: Samuel Hopkins and Hopkinsianism - Peter Jauhiainen
Chapter Eight: Nathanael Emmons and the Decline of Edwardsean Theology - Gerald R. McDermott
Chapter Nine: Edwards in the Second Great Awakening: The New Divinity Contributions of Edwards Dorr Griffin and Asahel Nettleton - David W. Kling
Chapter Ten: Taylorites and Tylerites - Douglas A. Sweeney
Chapter Eleven: Edwards Amasa Park: The Last Edwardsean - Charles Phillips
Part Three: Edwardsean Light Refracted
Chapter Twelve: The New England Theology in New England Congregationalism - Charles Hambrick-Stowe
Chapter Thirteen: Jonathan Edwards, Edwardsean Theologies, and the Presbyterians - Mark Noll
Chapter Fourteen: Great Admirers of the Transatlantic Divinity: Some Chapters in the Story of Baptist Edwardseanism - Michael A. G. Haykin
Chapter Fifteen: ''A German Professor Dropping into the American Forests'': British, French, and German Views of Jonathan Edwards, 1758-1957 - Michael J. McClymond
Chapter Sixteen: An Edwardsean Lost and Found: The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards in Asia - Anri Morimoto
Chapter Seventeen: Before the Young, Restless, and Reformed: Edwards's Appeal to Post World War II Evangelicals - D. G. Hart
Postscript - Douglas A. Sweeney and Oliver D. Crisp
Index

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