Freedom of the Will

Freedom of the Will

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by Jonathan Edwards
     
 

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One of America's preeminent philosophical theologians, Jonathan Edwards (1703–58) was a central figure in New England's first Great Awakening. Famed for his stirring sermons, Edwards remains a significant influence on modern religion, and this in-depth analysis of Calvinist beliefs represents his most important contribution to Christian thought.
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One of America's preeminent philosophical theologians, Jonathan Edwards (1703–58) was a central figure in New England's first Great Awakening. Famed for his stirring sermons, Edwards remains a significant influence on modern religion, and this in-depth analysis of Calvinist beliefs represents his most important contribution to Christian thought.
Romans 9:16 ("It is not of him that willeth") serves as the text for Edwards' examination of the nature and state of man's will. Written in 1754 while the author served as a missionary to Native Americans, this polemic raises timeless questions about desire, choice, good, and evil. Edwards contrasts the opposing Calvinist and Arminian views of free will and addresses issues related to God's foreknowledge, determinism, and moral agency. His copious quotations from scripture, along with citations from the works of Enlightenment thinkers, support a thought-provoking exploration of mankind's fallen state and the search for salvation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486489209
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
06/13/2012
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
180,712
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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Colonial-era preacher and theologian Jonathan Edwards (1703–58) was a prolific author whose eloquent works inspired countless missionaries. He is the author of Dover's Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God and Other Puritan Sermons.

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Freedom of the Will 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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If one takes for fact that God is ominpresent and ominscient then Edwards logically demonstrates how the Calvinist doctrine of predestination is absolutely necessary. Well written and breaks down rather complex issues into simple ideas that can be easily understood by all.