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Jonathan Edwards By Perry Miller John F. Wilson,

  • Title: Jonathan Edwards
  • Author: Perry Miller John F. Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780803283077
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jonathan Edwards 1703 58 was preeminent as a theologian in the eighteenth century American colonies, deeply involved in the religious revival known as the Great Awakening He was also the first American Puritan, or Calvinist, to recognize the challenges to traditional views of the world posed by figures like John Locke and Isaac Newton Thus he is a pivotal figure as AmeJonathan Edwards 1703 58 was preeminent as a theologian in the eighteenth century American colonies, deeply involved in the religious revival known as the Great Awakening He was also the first American Puritan, or Calvinist, to recognize the challenges to traditional views of the world posed by figures like John Locke and Isaac Newton Thus he is a pivotal figure as American thought evolved from heavily religious beginnings toward populism and a new rationalism in the young nation His many books include Freedom of the Will, Religious Affections, and Original Sin, although he is probably best known for a legendary sermon he titled Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God Perry Miller s study of Jonathan Edwards as a writer and an artist is regarded as one of the great studies of the life of a mind He challenges readers to understand Edwards as an intellectual who, living in his own time and place, wrestled with issues relevant to the modern world This Bison Books edition, with an introduction by John F Wilson, will help to introduce Jonathan Edwards to a new generation of readers.
    Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Edwards was preeminent as a theologian in the eighteenth century American colonies deeply involved in the religious revival known as the Great Awakening He was also the first America

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    1. The late John Gerstner described this book as one of the most important books written on Jonathan Edwards And when he said this in the 1960s, he was correct Edwards studies has exploded since then One must be careful of being too critical of Miller s work When he wrote this few academics took the Puritans or Jonathan Edwards seriously Now we have almost a glut of material For all of Miller s faults, he did the the project started.Miller offers two keys to interpreting Edwards life and thought th [...]

    2. Tramping through the forests north of Flagstaff I remembered Sargent Bush and then read his Writings of Thomas Hooker Hooker reminded of the howling wilderness a phrase also in Bradford which had further provoked an animus against the English, especially as one site argued that, omitting Hooker and Bradford, one can go right from Morton to Edwards to Thoreau and find present day Wilderness Society Nuts A teacher in my teens once said he thought Edwards was the smartest man in the world, the firs [...]

    3. Can anyone who has ever taken an American Literature class forget Jonathan Edward s sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God I know that I won t but then hating spiders and hating the thought of Hell as I do, the images he created in that sermon will stick with me forever Jonathan Edwards was a Puritan minister who was deeply involved in the First Great Awakening He also came to realize that traditional Puritan religious beliefs were going to be challenged by the works of such philosophers as [...]

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