Jonathan Edwards's Writings

Jonathan Edwards's Writings

by Stephen J. Stein
     
 

"This book will take its place in libraries next to the finest works abou;this creative thinker." —Religious Studies Review

"... gives a fine sense of the present state and the future direction of Edwards studies... Recommended for upper-division undergraduate and graduate students." —Choice

"... this volume opens up new windows, not only on

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"This book will take its place in libraries next to the finest works abou;this creative thinker." —Religious Studies Review

"... gives a fine sense of the present state and the future direction of Edwards studies... Recommended for upper-division undergraduate and graduate students." —Choice

"... this volume opens up new windows, not only on previously neglected texts of Jonathan Edwards, but on the larger cultural functions and effects of those texts." —Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences

Here is a compact survey of current Edwards scholarship. These essays present groundbreaking contemporary scholarship focusing on the writings of the 18th-century American philosopher and theologian Jonathan Edwards. They range widely across the Edwardsian canon, including his most prominent and important published texts—Religious Affections and The Nature of True Virtue—as well as unfamiliar treatises and sermons.

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Booknews
A dozen essays selected from presentations at a June 1994 conference in Bloomington, Indiana, offer current insights into the American colonial writer Edwards (1703-58). They cover the major themes of integrating unpublished manuscripts with public texts, interpreting texts and identifying influences, and identifying and claiming his tradition. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253330826
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1996
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

STEPHEN J. STEIN is Chancellors' Professor of Religious Studies, Adjunct Professor of History, and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is a member of the Editorial Board of The Works of Jonathan Edwards, editor of volume 5 in that edition (Apocalyptic Writings) and author of The Shaker Experience in America: A History of the United Society of Believers, which was awarded the Philip Schaff Prize in 1994 by the American Society of Church History.

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