Jonathan Edwards and the Life of God: Toward an Evangelical Theology of Participation

Jonathan Edwards and the Life of God: Toward an Evangelical Theology of Participation

by W. Hastings

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Overview

Jonathan Edwards and the Life of God retrieves Edwardss theology of participation, critically elucidating the concept of theosis in his Trinitarian theology. This volume brings Edwardss rich theological work into conversation with the patristic and Reformed traditions (Calvin and, especially, Barth), in order to construct a more hopeful, liberating, and truly human version of Christian life. Participation leads, in Edwards and others, into the beyond of the beatific visionthe glory of God, which is the hope that, amongst other things, motivates the Christian life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451487695
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

W. Ross Hastings is associate professor of pastoral theology at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada. He is the author of Missional God, Missional Church: Hope for Re-evangelizing the West (2012), as well as articles in peer-reviewed journals such as the International Journal of Systematic Theology and Scottish Journal of Theology.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xi

Chronology of the Primary Works of Edwards xv

Introduction 1

1 A journey of Participation 19

2 A Journey into the Union of the Trinity 61

3 A Journey yet Deeper into the Union of the Trinity 89

4 A Journey into the Bond of the Trinity: The Spirit in the Trinity 153

5 Journey from Heaven to Earth: The Spirit Honored in the Incarnation of Christ 201

6 Journey of Human Participation in God: The Spirit Honored in the Union of the Saints with God 265

7 Participation in the Spirit in Justification Sanctification or for Sanctification and Justification? 323

8 Journey with Assurance? The Spirit Honored in the Assurance of Salvation in Believers 377

9 Journey of Contemplative, Communal Intimacy towards Becoming Fully Human Persons in Christ 439

Bibliography 471

Index of Names 503

Index of Subjects 509

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