The Princeton Companion to Jonathan Edwards

The Princeton Companion to Jonathan Edwards

by Sang Hyun Lee
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691121087

ISBN-13: 9780691121086

Pub. Date: 04/11/2005

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is widely recognized as one of the greatest philosopher-theologians America has ever produced, and recent years have seen a remarkable increase in research on his writings. To date, however, there has been no single authoritative volume that introduces and interprets the key aspects of Edwards' thought as a whole. The Princeton

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Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is widely recognized as one of the greatest philosopher-theologians America has ever produced, and recent years have seen a remarkable increase in research on his writings. To date, however, there has been no single authoritative volume that introduces and interprets the key aspects of Edwards' thought as a whole. The Princeton Companion to Jonathan Edwards provides just such a concise and comprehensive work, one that will be invaluable to students and scholars of American religion and theology as well as of literature, philosophy, and history.

Comprising twenty essays by leading scholars on Edwards, the book will inform and challenge readers on subjects ranging from Edwards' understanding of the Trinity, God and the world, Christ, and salvation, as well as of history, typology, the church, and mission to Native Americans. It also includes a chronology of Edwards' life and writings that incorporates current research. Those familiar with Edwards' writings will find in these essays succinct expositions as well as bold new interpretations, and others will find an accessible, authoritative, up-to-date orientation to his multifaceted thought.

The essays are by Robert E. Brown, Allen C. Guezlo, Robert W. Jenson, Wilson H. Kimnach, Janice Knight, Sang Hyun Lee, Gerald R. McDermott, Kenneth P. Minkema, Mark Noll, Richard R. Niebuhr, Amy Plantinga Pauw, John E. Smith, Stephen J. Stein, Harry S. Stout, Douglas A. Sweeney, Peter J. Thuesen, and John F. Wilson.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691121086
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
04/11/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Note on References to the Yale Edition of The Works of Jonathan Edwards xxi

Chronology of Edwards' Life and Writings xxiii

Chapter One: Jonathan Edwards: A Theological Life by Kenneth P. Minkema 1

Chapter Two: Edwards' Intellectual Background by Peter J. Thuesen 16

Chapter Three: Being and Consent by Richard R. Niebuhr 34

Chapter Four: The Trinity by Amy Plantinga Pauw 44

Chapter Five: God's Relation to the World by Sang Hyun Lee 59

Chapter Six: Christology by Robert W. Jenson 72

Chapter Seven: The Bible by Robert E. Brown 87

Chapter Eight: Religious Affections and the ''Sense of the Heart'' by John E. Smith 103

Chapter Nine: Freedom of the Will by Allen C. Guelzo 115

Chapter Ten: Grace and Justification by Faith Alone by Sang Hyun Lee 130

Chapter Eleven: Christian Virtue and Common Morality by John E. Smith 147

Chapter Twelve: The Church by Douglas A. Sweeney 167

Chapter Thirteen: Typology by Janice Knight 190

Chapter Fourteen: History by John F. Wilson 210

Chapter Fifteen: Eschatology by Stephen J. Stein 226

Chapter Sixteen: The Sermons: Concept and Execution by Wilson H. Kimnach 243

Chapter Seventeen: Missions and Native Americans by Gerald R. McDermott 258

Chapter Eighteen: The Puritans and Edwards by Harry S. Stout 274

Chapter Nineteen: Edwards' Theology after Edwards by Mark Noll 292

The Works of Jonathan Edwards (Yale Edition) 309

List of Contributors 311

Index 313

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