Nathaniel Taylor, New Haven Theology, and the Legacy of Jonathan Edwards

Nathaniel Taylor, New Haven Theology, and the Legacy of Jonathan Edwards

by Douglas A. Sweeney
     
 

Nathaniel Taylor was arguably the most influential and the most frequently misrepresented American theologian of his generation. While he claimed to be an Edwardsian Calvinist, very few people believed him. This book attempts to understand how Taylor and his associates could have counted themselves Edwardsians. In the process, it explores what it meant to be an

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Nathaniel Taylor was arguably the most influential and the most frequently misrepresented American theologian of his generation. While he claimed to be an Edwardsian Calvinist, very few people believed him. This book attempts to understand how Taylor and his associates could have counted themselves Edwardsians. In the process, it explores what it meant to be an Edwardsian minister and intellectual in the 19th century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195154283
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/05/2002
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1590L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Introduction3
Pt. IEnculturation
1Birth of a Theologian: The Early Life of Nathaniel Taylor15
2Coming of Age among the Edwardsians: Taylor's Religious Horizons21
3Taylor at the Reins of the "One-Hoss Shay": New Haven and the Edwardsian Theological Culture46
Pt. IIRecontextualization
4"He Can If He Won't": The New Haven Doctrine of Original Sin69
5"The Comprehensive Theme of Revealed Theology": Taylor and the Moral Government of God91
6"To Make Himself a Holy Heart": Taylor and the Work of Regeneration112
Pt. IIIImplications
7The Decline and Fall of the Edwardsian Culture: Taylorites, Tylerites, and the Disintegration of New England Calvinism129
8Taylor's Edwardsian Legacy: New Haven and the Religious Culture of Evangelical America144
Notes155
Index251

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