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Jonathan Edwards: America's Evangelical
     

Jonathan Edwards: America's Evangelical

by Philip F. Gura
 

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ISBN-10: 0809061961

ISBN-13: 2900809061968

Pub. Date: 04/18/2006

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

An important new biography of America's founding religious father.

Jonathan Edwards was America's most influential evangelical, whose revivals of the 1730s became those against which all subsequent ones have been judged.

The marvelous accomplishment of Philip Gura's Jonathan Edwards is to place the rich intellectual landscape of America's most

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An important new biography of America's founding religious father.

Jonathan Edwards was America's most influential evangelical, whose revivals of the 1730s became those against which all subsequent ones have been judged.

The marvelous accomplishment of Philip Gura's Jonathan Edwards is to place the rich intellectual landscape of America's most formidable evangelical within the upheaval of his times. Gura not only captures Edwards’ brilliance but respectfully explains the enduring appeal of his theology: in a world of profound uncertainty, it held out hope of an authentic conversion—-the quickening of the indwelling spirit of God in one’s heart and the consequent certitude of Godly behavior and everlasting grace.

Tracing Jonathan Edwards’ life from his birth in 1703 to his untimely death in 1758, Gura magnificently reasserts Edwards rightful claim as the father of America's evangelical tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900809061968
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
04/18/2006
Series:
American Portrait (Hill and Wang) Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
304

Table of Contents

Contents

Title Page,
Epigraph,
Preface,
[ONE] - A Place in Time: The Connecticut Valley (1703),
[TWO] - Season of Youth (1716–1727),
[THREE] - Sowing for the Harvest: Northampton (1727–1734),
[FOUR] - The Chief Scene of These Wonders: Hampshire County (1734–1739),
[FIVE] - A great Deal of Noise About Religion (1740-1743),
[SIX] - Northampton in Turmoil (1744–1750),
[SEVEN] - Stockbridge and the Housatonics (1750-1757),
[EIGHT] - Transatlantic Debate (1754–1758),
[NINE] - Princeton (1757–1758),
[TEN] - Coda: Thinking Through Edwards,
ALSO BY PHILIP F. GURA,
A Note on Sources,
Notes,
Acknowledgements,
Index,
AMERICAN PORTRAITS,
Copyright Page,

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