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Jonathan Edwards and the American Experience
     

Jonathan Edwards and the American Experience

by Harry S. Stout (Introduction), Nathan O. Hatch (Introduction)
 
This volume is the first to provide a synthetic vision of Edwards and his contribution to the development of the American consciousness. Fifteen previously unpublished essays present the best contemporary literary, historical, theological, and philosophical thinking on Edwards, locating him in his full historical context and demonstrating the continuity of his

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This volume is the first to provide a synthetic vision of Edwards and his contribution to the development of the American consciousness. Fifteen previously unpublished essays present the best contemporary literary, historical, theological, and philosophical thinking on Edwards, locating him in his full historical context and demonstrating the continuity of his influence.

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"Provides an excellent survey of recent scholarship on Edwards."—William and Mary Quarterly

"An extremely significant set of papers....All are uniformly strong in stylistic felicity and ideational content."—History: Reviews of New Books

"This fine collection of critical reflections should prove useful to scholars interested in eighteeneth-century culture, as well as to students preparing to embark on an initial survey of Edwards's works."—Religious Studies Review

"A valuable addition to Edwards scholarship because it deals not only with Edwards's thought but also with his continuing impact on American culture."—Journal of American History

"[A] fine collection of essays....Edwards's relentless and sublime thought comes through clearly."—The Christian Century

"Noted authors whose disciplines range from history to religion to literature attempt to describe Jonathan Edwards's hold on the American imagination and to place his career in the context of his predecessors, contemporaries, and successors....This excellent work belongs in any academic library emphasizing American studies or religion."—Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195060775
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1989
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.82(d)

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Professor of History

Yale University

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