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Understanding Jonathan Edwards: An Introduction to America's Theologian

Gerald R. McDermott (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195373431
eISBN:
9780199871681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373431.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Many books have been published on Jonathan Edwards (1703-58), widely regarded as the greatest American theologian. Some are by experts who typically write only for fellow specialists. Others are by ... More


Nathaniel Taylor, New Haven Theology, and the Legacy of Jonathan Edwards

Douglas A. Sweeney

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195154283
eISBN:
9780199834709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195154282.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Nathaniel William Taylor (1786–1858) was arguably the most influential American theologian of his generation. Despite his tremendous national influence, however, his views were chronically ... More


Practical Ecclesiology in John Calvin and Jonathan Edwards

Amy Plantinga Pauw

in John Calvin's American Legacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

Calvin’s ecclesiology is a site of creative theological construction, drawing together the insights of the gathered church of the radical Reformation and the Catholic notion of the church as a ... More


Jonathan Edwards’s Life of Brainerd

John A. Grigg

in The Lives of David Brainerd: The Making of an American Evangelical Icon

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372373
eISBN:
9780199870868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372373.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Although Brainerd's published journals had proven to be popular reading, the publication of his private writings as The Life of David Brainerd by Jonathan Edwards provided a fresh burst of interest ... More


“Jonathan Edwards, Calvin, Baxter & Co.”: Mark Twain and the Comedy of Calvinism

Joe B. Fulton

in John Calvin's American Legacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

Mark Twain grappled seriously with theologians from the Calvinist tradition. While many of his comments seem dismissive (and funny), it is clear that Calvinism charged his writing with what one might ... More


Jonathan Edwards and the First Great Awakening: Heaven Is a World of Love

Gary Scott Smith

in Heaven in the American Imagination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199738953
eISBN:
9780199897346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738953.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Widely considered America's greatest theologian, Jonathan Edwards, more than any other American, asserted that love dominated and defined heaven—the love among the three members of the Trinity, the ... More


“Something That Is Seen, That Is Wonderful”: Jonathan Edwards and the Feeling of Conviction

Andrea Knutson

in American Spaces of Conversion: The Conductive Imaginaries of Edwards, Emerson, and James

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195370928
eISBN:
9780199870769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370928.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter 2 builds on chapter 1 by examining the continuities of thought between Jonathan Edwards and the previous generation of Puritan divines surrounding the concept of conversion and his ... More


Calvinism Improved

Ann Lee Bressler

in The Universalist Movement in America, 1770-1880

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129861
eISBN:
9780199834013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195129865.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

At first glance, American Universalism seems to have been one of the clearest manifestations of the rational spirit of the revolutionary era, and with its bold assertion of salvation for all, the ... More


Jonathan Edwards on Beauty, Desire, and the Sensory World

Belden C. Lane

in Ravished by Beauty: The Surprising Legacy of Reformed Spirituality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755080
eISBN:
9780199894956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755080.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

A Calvinist spirituality of desire, celebrating the beauty of God in creation, reached a new height in Jonathan Edwards in the eighteenth century. A theologian of beauty par excellence, he perceived ... More


Intimations of an Environmental Ethic in the Writings of Jonathan Edwards

John Gatta

in Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and the Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165050
eISBN:
9780199835140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165055.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Although the renowned Calvinist divine Jonathan Edwards scarcely fits the conventional image of a nature writer, his work embodies a theology of Creation that has important implications for ... More


The Long Life and Final Collapse of the Puritan Canopy

Mark A. Noll

in America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151114
eISBN:
9780199834532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

By 1750, a transition was beginning to take place in American Christianity. Americans began to replace traditional theology with public intellectual ideologies like republicanism and commonsense ... More


Theology in Colonial America

Mark A. Noll

in America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151114
eISBN:
9780199834532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Theologians dominated the public square in Colonial America. Colonial American theology in many ways maintained continuity with Old World understandings of the world and the church. Colonial ... More


The Lives of David Brainerd: The Making of an American Evangelical Icon

John A Grigg

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372373
eISBN:
9780199870868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372373.001.1
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

David Brainerd is one of the more recognizable names in the history of colonial America both to those inside the academy and to the general public. Much of his reputation is based on the picture ... More


The Friend to America

Jonathan Yeager

in Enlightened Evangelicalism: The Life and Thought of John Erskine

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199772551
eISBN:
9780199895144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772551.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter surveys Erskine's sympathy for America, viewed by him as a burgeoning godly territory for the growth of evangelicalism. In the wake of the revivals in America and Britain in the 1730s ... More


The Disseminator

Jonathan Yeager

in Enlightened Evangelicalism: The Life and Thought of John Erskine

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199772551
eISBN:
9780199895144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772551.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the breadth of Erskine's role as a disseminator through the literature that he sent to America, Britain, and Europe. Erskine posted books to his correspondents for a variety of ... More


Jonathan Edwards on Education and His Educational Legacy

Kenneth P. Minkema

in After Jonathan Edwards: The Courses of the New England Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199756292
eISBN:
9780199950379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756292.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Jonathan Edwards was deeply involved in education, as a tutor at Yale College, with catechists in his congregation at Northampton, with Indian children at Stockbridge, and as president of the College ... More


Theistic Common Sense

Mark A. Noll

in America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151114
eISBN:
9780199834532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

By 1790, American Christians also embraced the “new moral philosophy,” a way of understanding their faith through “commonsense moral reasoning.” Because they came to believe that God had created ... More


Selective Readings: Edwards and the New Divinity

Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott

in The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791606
eISBN:
9780199932290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791606.003.0037
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Although there are numerous difficulties in identifying Edwards's theological legacy, the first distinct group of followers to emerge was referred to as the New Divinity. From the outset, there was ... More


Postscript

Douglas A. Sweeney and Oliver D. Crisp

in After Jonathan Edwards: The Courses of the New England Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199756292
eISBN:
9780199950379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756292.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Along with the Introduction, this postscript is a bookend. It argues that the chapters in this volume have shown that the New England Theology is a source of important theological development in ... More


In the Footsteps of the Pilgrims

Jessica M. Parr

in Inventing George Whitefield: Race, Revivalism, and the Making of a Religious Icon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628461985
eISBN:
9781626744998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461985.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Whitefield was particularly excited to visit New England because of its connection with the puritan past. While New England retained some features of pilgrim culture it had a fractious religious ... More


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