A Jonathan Edwards Reader [NOOK Book]

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Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is early Americas greatest theologian and philosopher, yet six decades have passed since an authoritative anthology of his writings has appeared to guide the reader through his voluminous works. This book is a new and comprehensive collection of selected compositions by Edwards. Providing excerpts not only from many of his most famous published writings but also from previously unpublished works, it will be essential reading for scholars, students, and all those interested in early ...
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A Jonathan Edwards Reader

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Overview

Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is early Americas greatest theologian and philosopher, yet six decades have passed since an authoritative anthology of his writings has appeared to guide the reader through his voluminous works. This book is a new and comprehensive collection of selected compositions by Edwards. Providing excerpts not only from many of his most famous published writings but also from previously unpublished works, it will be essential reading for scholars, students, and all those interested in early American history and religion.The selections are divided into two major categories. The first deals with the "public" Edwards and traces the development of his thinking from his earliest days as a Yale student to the end of his life and ministry. These writings consist of treatises and sermons he published, including Faithful Narrative, Religious Affections, and Freedom of the Will, as well as the notes that remained in manuscript until after his death, most importantly the "Miscellanies," Edwardss main series of theological entries. The second category provides details of the "personal" Edwards as revealed in autobiographical writings and in correspondence and family papers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300145649
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,302,663
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Editors' Introduction
Chronology of Edwards' Life
Further Reading
The Spider Letter 1
Of Being 9
Beauty of the World 14
Images of Divine Things 16
The Mind 22
Miscellanies 35
Notes on the Apocalypse 49
A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God 57
Sermons
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God 89
A Divine and Supernatural Light 105
A History of the Work of Redemption (Sermon I) 124
A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections 137
The Bad Book Case 172
An Humble Inquiry 179
Freedom of the Will 192
Original Sin 223
The Nature of True Virtue 244
Personal Writings
Diary 266
Resolution 274
Apostrophe to Sarah Pierpont 281
Personal Narrative 281
Receipt for Slave Venus 296
Letters
To Timothy Edwards, March 1, 1721 298
To George Whitefield, February 12, 1739/40 300
To Moses Lyman, May 10, 1742 302
To Joseph Bellamy, January 15, 1746/47 304
To Sarah Pierpont Edwards, June 22, 1748 306
To Thomas Foxcroft, May 24, 1749 307
To Esther Edwards Burr, March 28, 1733 311
To Thomas Prince, May 10, 1754 314
To the Trustees of the College of New Jersey, October 19, 1757 321
Index 327
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