Jonathan Edwards among the Theologians

Jonathan Edwards among the Theologians

by Oliver D. Crisp


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Though Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is widely regarded as America's most important theologian, very few people are actually familiar with his theology. In this book Oliver Crisp helpfully elucidates key themes in Edwards's thought.

Treating Edwards as a constructive theologian with serious philosophical interests, Crisp explains Edwards's thinking on such matters as the Trinity, creation, original sin, free will, and preaching. Crisp underscores the innovative nature of Edwards's work by bringing his thought into dialogue with other major Christian theologians such as Anselm and Arminius.

What emerges from Crisp's Jonathan Edwards among the Theologians is a complex, multifaceted picture of Edwards as a highly original, significant thinker who sometimes pressed at the very limits of orthodoxy and whose theological thought remains strikingly relevant today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802871725
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/08/2015
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Oliver D. Crisp is professor of systematic theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California. His other books include Jonathan Edwards on God and Creation and Deviant Calvinism: Broadening Reformed Theology.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Abbreviations xii

Preface xiii

1 Edwards and Reformed Theology 1

2 Anselm and Edwards on the Doctrine of God 16

3 Edwards on the Excellence of the Trinity 36

4 Arminius and Edwards on Creation 60

5 Girardeau and Edwards on Free Will 80

6 Edwards on Original Sin: Another Look 107

7 Bellamy and Edwards on the Atonement 124

8 Edwards on Preaching 143

9 On the Orthodoxy of Jonathan Edwards 164

Bibliography 183

Index 195

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