The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Volume 25: Sermons and Discourses, 1743-1758

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Volume 25: Sermons and Discourses, 1743-1758

by Wilson H. Kimnach, Jonathan Edwards
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300115393

ISBN-13: 9780300115390

Pub. Date: 10/02/2006

Publisher: Yale University Press


This wide-ranging volume covers the final fifteen of the thirty-three years that Jonathan Edwards preached and includes some of his greatest sermons—including his Farewell Sermons to his Northampton congregation. The period is defined by Edwards' inventive strategies to improvise during the delivery of his sermons. Considering dependence on the…  See more details below

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This wide-ranging volume covers the final fifteen of the thirty-three years that Jonathan Edwards preached and includes some of his greatest sermons—including his Farewell Sermons to his Northampton congregation. The period is defined by Edwards' inventive strategies to improvise during the delivery of his sermons. Considering dependence on the written text in the pulpit to be a serious failing, he devised a double-columned, outlined format for his sermon manuscripts and continued to use it for the rest of his life. Sermons from this period also include those preached to Mahican and Mohawk Indians at the mission post of Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
Edwards’ various writings of 1743–58 map the complex terrain of his spiritual, intellectual, and professional life after the Great Awakening. He deals with topics ranging from the spiritual role of youth in the community to the struggles over communion in his Northampton congregation to the war with the French and their Indian allies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300115390
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/02/2006
Series:
The Works of Jonathan Edwards Series
Pages:
816
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 2.13(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Editorial Committee....................v
List of Illustrations....................ix
Note to the Reader....................xi
Sermons and Discourses, 1743-1758 Preface to the Period....................3
Saints Dwell Alone....................47
The Great Concern of a Watchman for Souls....................59
The True Excellency of a Minister of the Gospel....................82
The Beauty of Piety in Youth....................103
Approaching the End of God's Grand Design....................111
The Duties of Christians in a Time of War....................127
Of God the Father....................142
Rebellion in Israel....................155
The Church's Marriage to Her Sons, and to Her God....................164
The Suitableness of Union in Extraordinary Prayer for the Advancement of God's Church....................197
Yield to God's Word, or Be Broken by His Hand....................207
True Saints, When Absent from the Body, Are Present with the Lord....................222
Sons of Oil, Heavenly Lights....................257
Extraordinary Gifts of the Spirit Are Inferior to Graces of the Spirit....................275
A Strong Rod Broken and Withered....................312
Christ the Great Example of Gospel Ministers....................330
Lectures on the Qualifications for Full Communion in the Church of Christ....................349
One Great End in God's Appointing the Gospel Ministry....................441
A Farewell Sermon Preached at the First Precinct in Northampton, After the People's Public Rejection of Their Minister ... on June 22, 1750....................457
Saving Faith and Christian ObedienceArise from Godly Love....................494
The Peace Which Christ Gives His True Followers....................536
Men's Inhumanity to God....................553
The Things That Belong to True Religion....................566
Heaven's Dragnet....................575
Sacramental Union in Christ....................582
Death and Judgment....................590
Christ Is to the Heart Like a River to a Tree Planted by It....................600
True Grace, Distinguished from the Experience of Devils....................605
God Is Infinitely Strong....................641
God's Use of Affliction....................646
Christ's Sacrifice an Inducement to His Ministers....................653
Warring with the Devil....................676
In the Name of the Lord of Hosts....................680
God's People Tried by a Battle Lost....................685
Of Those Who Walk in the Light of God's Countenance....................698
Farewell Sermons to the Indians....................711
God's People Should Remember Them That Have Been Their Ministers....................713
Watch and Pray Always....................716
Appendix: Dated Sermons, January 1743-February 1758, Undated Sermons, and Sermon Fragments....................717
General Index....................761
Index of Biblical Passages....................783

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