Jonathan Edwards and the Metaphysics of Sin

Jonathan Edwards and the Metaphysics of Sin

by Oliver Crisp
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754638960

ISBN-13: 9780754638964

Pub. Date: 06/30/2005

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is widely regarded as America's greatest philosopher-theologian. In the last half century there has been a resurgence of interest in Edwards' work from historians, theologians and philosophers, aided by the publication of the Yale edition of Edwards' Works. Edwards' thinking on sin has long been a mystery to scholars trying to fit his

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Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is widely regarded as America's greatest philosopher-theologian. In the last half century there has been a resurgence of interest in Edwards' work from historians, theologians and philosophers, aided by the publication of the Yale edition of Edwards' Works. Edwards' thinking on sin has long been a mystery to scholars trying to fit his thought into the traditional categories of Reformed theology. What this study shows is that Edwards' theory of sin was an original contribution to philosophical theology, which can only be understood when read on its own terms as a philosophical theory about the nature of sin, its origin and transmission. This constitutes a substantial contribution to the literature on Edwards and, more broadly, to philosophical theology in general.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754638964
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
06/30/2005
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; The divine decrees; Adam's fall; The authorship of sin; The secret and revealed will of God; Temporal parts and imputed sin; Inherited guilt; The problem with occasionalism; Appendix: the imputation of Christ's righteousness; Bibliography; Index.

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