Reading Jonathan Edwards

Author: M.X. Lesser
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802862438
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This compilation of reader response to Jonathan Edwards, spanning 276 years, includes a reprint of two earlier works ? Jonathan Edwards: A Reference Guide (1981) and Jonathan Edwards: An Annotated Bibliography (1994) ? and the publication of a third, a gathering of commentary from 1994 to 2005. Nearly 140 essays have been added to the first and second works, while the last new gathering ? which includes a celebration of the tercentenary of Edwards??'s birth ? adds another 700 to the whole. The text preserves the pattern of arranging items alphabetically within a given year and of recording cross-references. Essays in a collection are annotated serially rather than alphabetically. Each of the three sections is self-contained with an introduction and annotated bibliography of its own. Adding to the immense value of this work to Edwards scholars are the chronology of Edwards??'s works, listed by date and by short and long title, which precedes the entire work, and the three comprehensive indexes ? of authors and titles, of subjects, and additions to the previous volumes.

Jonathan Edwards and the Trinitarian Shape of Beauty

Author: John Cunningham
ISBN: 1329185145
Format: PDF
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This dissertation is a theological analysis of the trinitarian shape of Jonathan Edwards' aesthetics of beauty. The contributions of this dissertation lie chiefly in three areas. The primary aim of this study is to advance the burgeoning field of the study of Jonathan Edwards by elucidating his views of beauty. In so doing, I present him as a rich source for the theological engagement of beauty, which could serve not only the field of Edwards studies, but also that of theological aesthetics more broadly.

Approaching Jonathan Edwards

Author: Carol Ball
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317179986
Format: PDF, ePub
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Exploring the inner motivations of one of America’s greatest religious thinkers, this book analyses the ways in which Jonathan Edwards' intense personal piety and deep experience of divine sovereignty drove an introverted intellectual along a course that would eventually develop into a mature and respected public intellectual. Throughout his life, the tension between his innately contemplative nature and the active demands of public office was a constant source of internal and public strife for Edwards. Approaching Jonathan Edwards offers a new theoretical approach to the study of Edwards, with an emphasis on his writing activity as the key strategy in shaping his legacy. Tracing Edwards’ strategic self-fashioning of his persona through the many conflicts in which he was engaged, the critical turning points in his life, and his strategies for managing conflicts and crises, Carol Ball concludes that Edwards found his place as a superlative contemplative apologist and theorist of experiential spirituality.

Jonathan Edwards for Armchair Theologians

Author: James P. Byrd
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 0664231993
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Exploring his life, most important writings, and enduring legacies, Jonathan Edwards for Armchair Theologians provides an engaging overview of a man far more complex and multifaceted than most understand."--BOOK JACKET.

Jonathan Edwards on Heaven and Hell

Author: Owen Strachan
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9781575679259
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The question of the afterlife is, for many today, one of preference. Christians trained to evangelize unsaved people with the query, “If you were to die today, do you know where you would go – heaven or hell?” have grown befuddled when met with the response, “I don’t believe in heaven or hell.” Something in our culture has changed. The ground has shifted beneath our feet. We did not feel it. But change has come, just the same. We must reacquaint modern Christians with the eschatologically driven preaching and teaching of Edwards. This word “eschatological” may trip some readers up at first encounter, but it refers simply to “last things”, things of eternity and ultimate significance. We exhume Edwards' scripturally fired material on the reality of the afterlife, the terror of hell, the glories of heaven, and the shape life must take in light of these realities. If we accept the Word as our authority, and if we will allow Edwards to serve as our faithful and imaginative guide, we will find that God is alive. He is Lord of heaven and earth, the sovereign ruler of all Creation. He is not small. He can be found. He is not silent on the afterlife, and His testimony calls for our attention, our concern, and our whole-hearted worship and trust. Easily accessible and readable, you do not need to be a scholar to enjoy these insights about Jonathan Edwards and his writings.

Eine Untersuchung ber den Ursprung unserer Vorstellungen von Sch nheit und Tugend

Author: Francis Hutcheson
Publisher: Meiner, F
ISBN: 9783787306329
Format: PDF
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In dieser Schrift von 1725 werden vier zentrale Problembereiche behandelt: 1. Die Frage nach dem Prinzip des moralischen Handelns, 2. Die Frage nach dem Ursprung unserer moralischen Begriffe, 3. Das Problem der obersten Maxime des moralischen Handelns und Urteilens und 4. Die Konsequenzen dieser Auffassung für die politische Ordnung der Gesellschaft. Die Neuübersetzung basiert auf der zweiten Auflage von 1726 und verzeichnet die Varianten der ersten vier Auflagen.

Jerusalem und der eine Gott

Author: Othmar Keel
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3525540299
Format: PDF, ePub
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Wenige beruhmte Stadte waren im Lauf ihrer Geschichte so umstritten wie Jerusalem. Selten wurde die Stadt von Herrschern aus ihren Reihen regiert. Lang ist die Liste der fremden Machte, die uber sie geherrscht haben, schon in biblischer Zeit. Agypter, Assyrer, Babylonier, Perser, Ptolemaer, Seleukiden und Romer haben einander abgelost. Immer wieder stellte sich die drangende Frage, wie man sich den neuen Herrschern und ihrer Kultur gegenuber verhalten soll. Unterschiedlichste Formen von Anpassung und Widerstand wurden praktiziert. Seine weltgeschichtliche Bedeutung verdankt die Stadt aber nicht den turbulenten politischen Auseinandersetzungen, dem Wachsen und Schrumpfen ihres Territoriums, sondern der Tatsache, der Geburtsort jenes Monotheismus geworden zu sein, der zu einem wesentlichen Element des Judentums, des Christentums und des Islam wurde. Diese monotheistischen Religionen erfreuen sich heute nicht eines besonders guten Rufs. In breiten Kreisen geniessen polytheistische Systeme mit ihrer Vielzahl von Gottheiten mehr Sympathie.Der seit 50 Jahren wissenschaftlich tatige Othmar Keel skizziert in knappen Strichen, wie der israelitisch-judische Monotheismus bei seiner Entstehung viele Erfahrungen, Symbole und Erkenntnisse polytheistischer Religionen aufgenommen und in seine globale Vision integriert hat. Das zu zeigen verwendet Keel ebenso souveran biblische wie ausserbiblische Texte, archaologische wie neueste ikonographische Funde. Besonders letztere kommen in seiner Darstellung stark zum Zug und fuhren wiederholt zu uberraschend neuen Einsichten.