God's Passion for His Glory: Living the Vision of Jonathan Edwards (With the Complete Text of The End for Which God Created the World) [NOOK Book]

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In his essay The End for Which God Created the World, the great theologian Jonathan Edwards proclaimed that God's ultimate end is the manifestation of his glory in the highest happiness of his creatures.

Pastor John Piper has devoted his years of ministry to exploring the implications of this stunning truth for life and ministry. Understanding that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him has made all the difference for ...

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God's Passion for His Glory: Living the Vision of Jonathan Edwards (With the Complete Text of The End for Which God Created the World)

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Overview

In his essay The End for Which God Created the World, the great theologian Jonathan Edwards proclaimed that God's ultimate end is the manifestation of his glory in the highest happiness of his creatures.

Pastor John Piper has devoted his years of ministry to exploring the implications of this stunning truth for life and ministry. Understanding that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him has made all the difference for John Piper-and can transform your life as well.

Here Piper passionately demonstrates the relevance of Edwards's ideals for the personal and public lives of Christians today through his own book-length introduction to Edwards's The End for Which God Created the World. This book also contains the complete essay supplemented by almost a hundred of Piper's insightful explanatory notes. The result is a powerful and persuasive presentation of the things that matter most in the Christian life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433518560
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication date: 1/6/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 736,896
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgments xv
Part 1 A Personal Encounter with Jonathan Edwards
Chapter 1 The End for Which God Created the World Why Publish an Old Book?: A Personal and Public Concern 21
Chapter 2 Jonathan Edwards, The Man and His Life: Learning from an Unmodern Evangelical 49
Chapter 3 Jonathan Edwards, A Mind in Love with God: The Private Life of a Modern Evangelical 77
Chapter 4 Jonathan Edwards, Enjoying God and the Transformation of Culture: The Public Life of a Modern Evangelical 99
Part 2 The End for Which God Created the World
A Note on How to Read: The End for Which God Created the World 117
Concerning the Text Used in This Edition of: The End for Which God Created the World 121
Introduction: Containing Explanations of Terms and General Positions 125
Chapter 1 Wherein Is Considered What Reason Teaches Concerning This Affair 137
Section 1 Some things observed in general which reason dictates 137
Section 2 Some further observations concerning those things which reason leads us to suppose God aimed at in the creation of the world 146
Section 3 Wherein it is considered how, on the supposition of God's making the aforementioned things his last end, he manifests a supreme and ultimate regard to himself in all his works 152
Section 4 Some objections considered, which may be made against the reasonableness of what has been said of God making himself his last end 162
Chapter 2 Wherein It Is Inquired What Is to Be Learned from Holy Scriptures Concerning God's Last End in the Creation of the World 183
Section 1 The Scriptures represent God as making himself his own last end in the creation of the world 183
Section 2 Wherein some positions are advanced concerning a just method of arguing in this affair from what we find in the Holy Scriptures 185
Section 3 Particular texts of Scripture which show that God's glory is an ultimate end of the creation 191
Section 4 Places of Scripture that lead us to suppose that God created the world for his name, to make his perfections known; and that he made it for his praise 210
Section 5 Places of Scripture from whence it may be argued that communication of good to the creature was one thing which God had in view as an ultimate end of the creation of the world 220
Section 6 Wherein is considered what is meant by the glory of God and the name of God in Scripture, when spoken of as God's end in his works 229
Section 7 Showing that the ultimate end of the creation of the world is but one, and what that one end is 241
A Note on Resources: Desiring God Ministries 253
Scripture Index 255
Person Index 261
Subject Index 263
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