Jonathan Edwards and the Metaphysics of Sin

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Overview

Crisp (philosophy of religion, U. of Notre Dame, Indiana) assesses American theologian Edwards' (1703-58) contribution to the concept of sin, or hamartiology, an area he thought through with considerable care from his particular philosophical perspective. He finds that what he says about the metaphysics of the fall, original sin, guilt, and the imputation of sin were highly original contributions to philosophical theology and are far from being facile or merely antique today. Though he was not able to reconcile different aspects of his view of sin or to resolve his to his own satisfaction problems that remained with the content of the doctrines, he says, he rose the standard of discussion about the issues. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754638964
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/30/2005
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The divine decrees 5
2 Adam's fall 25
3 The authorship of sin 54
4 The secret and revealed will of God 79
5 Temporal parts and imputed sin 96
6 Inherited guilt 113
7 The problem with occasionalism 130
App The imputation of Christ's righteousness 137
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