Encounters with God: An Approach to the Theology of Jonathan Edwards [NOOK Book]

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This book offers a new paradigm for understanding Jonathan Edwards as a religious thinker. Michael McClymond presents a comprehensive approach to Edwards in relation to his eighteenth-century intellectual context. In each of six chapters, the author 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, spirituality, ethics, history, and ...
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Encounters with God: An Approach to the Theology of Jonathan Edwards

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Overview

This book offers a new paradigm for understanding Jonathan Edwards as a religious thinker. Michael McClymond presents a comprehensive approach to Edwards in relation to his eighteenth-century intellectual context. In each of six chapters, the author 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, spirituality, ethics, history, and apologetics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195353433
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 8/20/1998
  • Series: Religion in America Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,435,392
  • File size: 539 KB

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Saint Louis University
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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
Introduction: Edwards as an "Artful Theologian" 3
1 Apprehension: Spiritual Perception in Jonathan Edwards 9
2 Speculation: The Theocentric Metaphysics of The Mind 27
3 Contemplation: The Spirituality of the Personal Narrative and Diary 37
4 Valuation: Ethics and Divinity in End of Creation 50
5 Narration: Drama and Discernment in History of Redemption 65
6 Persuasion: Edwards as a Christian Apologist 80
Conclusion: The Religious Outlook in Edwards 107
Notes 113
Bibliography 161
Index 177
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