Signs of the Spirit: An Interpretation of Jonathan Edwards' Religious Affections


A thoughtful and accessible interpretation of Jonathan Edwards's immensely relevant and enriching work Religious Affections.

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A thoughtful and accessible interpretation of Jonathan Edwards's immensely relevant and enriching work Religious Affections.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581349320
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication date: 6/27/2007
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,273,089
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Sam Storms (PhD, University of Texas at Dallas) has spent 40 years in ministry as a pastor, professor, and author. He was visiting associate professor of theology at Wheaton College from 2000 to 2004, and is currently senior pastor at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is the founder of Enjoying God Ministries and the author of numerous books, including Chosen for Life, Tough Topics: Biblical Answers to 25 Challenging Questions, and Kept for Jesus.

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Table of Contents

Preface: A Brief Apologetic for Signs of the Spirit     11
Religious Affections
Introduction: Revival: The Context of Edwards' Religious Affections     21
The Essence of True Spirituality     37
Spiritual Affections     43
Biblical Foundations for Understanding the Affections     47
The Affections in Prayer, Praise, and Preaching     53
"Signs" of Nothing (1)     59
"Signs" of Nothing (2)     67
Signs of Authentic Affections: An Introduction     77
The First Sign of Authentic Affections     81
The Second Sign of Authentic Affections     89
The Third Sign of Authentic Affections     93
The Fourth Sign of Authentic Affections     97
The Fifth Sign of Authentic Affections     103
The Sixth Sign of Authentic Affections     109
The Seventh Sign of Authentic Affections     119
The Eighth Sign of Authentic Affections     123
The Ninth Sign of Authentic Affections     127
The Tenth Sign of Authentic Affections     131
The Eleventh Sign of Authentic Affections     135
The Twelfth Sign of Authentic Affections (1)     139
The Twelfth Sign of Authentic Affections (2)     145
Introduction: The Personal Spirituality of Jonathan Edwards     155
A New Sense of the Heart     161
Vehement Longings for God and Godliness     169
Heaven and Earth     179
Suffering and the Sweetness of Christ     189
Word and Spirit     199
A Painful but Profitable Sense of Sin     207
A Chronology of the Life, Ministry, and Writings of Jonathan Edwards     215
General Index     229
Scripture Index     233
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