The Philosophy Of Jonathan Edwards

The Philosophy Of Jonathan Edwards

by Stephen H. Daniel
     
 

ISBN-10: 025331609X

ISBN-13: 9780253316097

Pub. Date: 11/01/1994

Publisher: Indiana University Press

"In this challenging work, Daniel draws on the semiotics of Foucault, Kristeva, and Peirce to explore Edwards’s typology.... elegant and important... " —Library Journal

"A provocative and at times brilliant reinterpretation of Edwards... " —Religious Studies Review

"... a comprehensive analysis and redefinition of the thought of Jonathan Edwards

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"In this challenging work, Daniel draws on the semiotics of Foucault, Kristeva, and Peirce to explore Edwards’s typology.... elegant and important... " —Library Journal

"A provocative and at times brilliant reinterpretation of Edwards... " —Religious Studies Review

"... a comprehensive analysis and redefinition of the thought of Jonathan Edwards."—Peirce Project Newsletter

"... a new foundation for the study of Edwards’s thought and rhetoric." —Wilson H. Kimnach

"... this is a superb and important book, one that deserves to be widely read and vigorously discussed." —Transactions of the Charles S. Pierce Society

"... Daniel’s work ought... to be required reading among the Edwards guild, for it provides perhaps the best philosophical introduction in English to Edward’s major writings." —Church History

Drawing on the semiotic work of Peirce, Foucault, and Kristeva, Stephen Daniel shows how the Renaissance theory of signatures provides Edwards and his contemporaries with a powerful alternative to the ideas of Descartes and Locke.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253316097
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1994
Series:
Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion Series
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.76(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

PREFACE
INTRODUCTION

I. The Prospect of Semiotics
The Invitation of Typology
The Semiotic Context
The Renaissance Episteme

II. The Discourse of Typology
The Vocabulary of Nature
Two Texts: Nature and Scripture
The Nature of Typological Relations

III. The Logics of Creation
The Stoicism of Ramist Logic
The Ontology of Supposition
Corporeality and Mentality as Rhetorical Placement

IV. The Trinity and Creation
The Logic of the Trinity
Why God Creates

V. The Ontology of Original Sin
The Fall
The Imputation of Subjectivity

VI. Freedom and Moral Agency
Intentionality of Will as Philosophical Necessity
Divine Decrees and Foreknowledge
Virtue as Consent

VII. The Knowledge of Beauty
Consent
Knowledge and Grace

Concluding Remarks: The Porpriety of Christ

BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

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