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The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards: American Religion and the Evangelical Tradition

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/ Baker Academic / 2003

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Overview

Gain a better understanding of the vision, theology, and legacy of Jonathan Edwards in this scholarly and readable volume. This text compiles clear and informative essays on Edwards’ life, thought, and influence on American Christianity. Immerse yourself in the insights of more than a dozen Edwards scholars, as they reflect on one of America’s most prominent preachers. See the extent of influence unfold as they outline the contours of his legacy across the pages of this compelling book.

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Key Features

  • Explores the influence of Jonathan Edwards on American Christianity
  • Includes contributions by a number of top Edwards scholars
  • Compiles various articles and essays that examine the growth of New England theology

Contents

  • “Jonathan Edwards’ Tri-World Vision,” by Harry S. Stout
  • “Last of the Mohican Missionaries: Jonathan Edwards at Stockbridge,” by Stephen J. Nichols
  • “Driven by Passion: Jonathan Edwards and the Art of Preaching,” by Richard A. Bailey
  • “The ‘Inward, Sweet Sense’ of Christ in Jonathan Edwards,” by Charles Hambrick-Stowe
  • “Challenging the Presumptions of the Age: The Two Dissertations, ” by George M. Marsden
  • “Open Theism in the Hands of an Angry Puritan: Jonathan Edwards on Divine Foreknowledge,” by C. Samuel Storms
  • “Jonathan Edwards on Apologetics: Reason and the Noetic Effects of Sin,” by K. Scott Oliphint
  • “Jonathan Edwards and the National Covenant: Was He Right?,” by Gerald R. McDermott
  • “Jonathan Edwards and the Origins of Experimental Calvinism,” by D.G. Hart
  • “Taylorites, Tylerites, and the Dissolution of the New England Theology,” by Douglas Sweeney
  • “‘He Cuts Up Edwardsism by the Roots’: Robert Lewis Dabney and the Edwardsian Legacy in the Nineteenth-Century South,” by Sean Michael Lucas
  • “Transcribing a Difficult Hand: Collecting and Editing Edwards’ Letters over Thirty-Five Years,” by George S. Claghorn
  • “Jonathan Edwards between Church and Academy: A Bibliographic Essay,” by Sean Michael Lucas

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About the Editors

D.G. Hart is visiting professor of history at Hillsdale College. He was previously academic dean and professor of church history at Westminster Theological Seminary in California, and director of the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals at Wheaton College. He is also the author of A Secular Faith: Why Christianity Favors the Separation of Church and State, Between the Times: The Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Transition, and The Lost Soul of American Protestantism.

Sean Michael Lucas is senior minister at the First Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and associate professor of church history at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson. He is coeditor of the American Reformed Biography series, editor of the Basics of the Faith Series, and author of God’s Grand Design: The Theological Vision of Jonathan Edwards.

Stephen J. Nichols (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is research professor of Christianity and culture at Lancaster Bible College. He has written several books, including The Reformation, For Us and for Our Salvation, and Welcome to the Story.