Encounters with God: An Approach to the Theology of Jonathan Edwards

Encounters with God: An Approach to the Theology of Jonathan Edwards

by Michael James McClymond
     
 

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This book offers a broad-based study of Jonathan Edwards as a religious thinker. Much attention has been given to Edwards in relation to his Puritan and Calvinist forebears. McClymond, however, examines Edwards in relation to his eighteenth-century intellectual context. In each of six chapters, he contextualizes and interprets some text or issue in Edwards within

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This book offers a broad-based study of Jonathan Edwards as a religious thinker. Much attention has been given to Edwards in relation to his Puritan and Calvinist forebears. McClymond, however, examines Edwards in relation to his eighteenth-century intellectual context. In each of six chapters, he contextualizes and interprets some text or issue in Edwards within the emergent post-Lockean, post-Newtonian culture of the English-speaking world of the 1700s. Among the topics considered are spiritual perception, metaphysics, contemplation, ethics and morality, and apologetics.

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"Winner of the Brewer Prize of the American Society of Church History, this fresh approach to the theology of Jonathan Edwards avoids the narrow specialization of recent studies, yielding a sense of the whole rather than a glimpse of fragments....Recommended for a wide readership, from undergraduates to research specialists."—Choice

"Clearly and cleverly written....Recommended for courses in American religious thought."—Religious Studies Review

"Straightforward and accessible... The excellent tandem of McClymond and McDermott has produced a standard and indispensible reading... I finish writing this review with the sweet and happy music still ringing in my ears." —Evangelical Studies Bulletin

"...an interesting and stimulating treatment of Edwards and the uniqueness of his theocentric vision."—Theological Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195118223
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Series:
Religion in America Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1510L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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