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The Works of President Edwards, Volume VIII

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Widely regarded as America’s best theologian, Jonathan Edwards’ influence on evangelical Christianity has endured for more than 250 years. The last of the great Puritan tradition, Edwards’ rigorous study produced a literary body on par with Christianity’s greatest theologians, including Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, and John Owen. Today, Edwards’ work is a primary focus of study in the academy and the church.

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“A person therefore may have affecting views of the things of religion, and yet be very destitute of spiritual light. Flesh and blood may be the author of this: One man may give another an affecting view of divine things with but common assistance; but God alone can give a spiritual discovery of them.” (Page 297)

  • Title: The Works of President Edwards, Volume VIII
  • Author: Jonathan Edwards
  • Edition: First American Edition
  • Series: The Works of President Edwards
  • Volume: VIII
  • Publisher: Isaiah Thomas, Jun.
  • Print Publication Date: 1809
  • Logos Release Date: 2017
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Congregational churches; Theology › Early works to 1800
  • Resource Type: text.monograph.collected-work
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-14T02:28:19Z
Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) is considered one of America’s greatest theologians. While attending Yale College, he encountered the same Calvinism that had influenced his own Puritan upbringing.

Three years after Edwards was ordained as a minister, the First Great Awakening began in his church, which prompted Edwards to study conversion and revival within the context of Calvinism. During the revival, Edwards preached his most famous sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” and penned many of his most popular works, including Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit of God, A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, and Life and Diary of the Rev. David Brainerd.

In 1757, Edwards reluctantly became president of the College of New Jersey (Princeton University), where he hoped to complete two major works—an expansion of his treatise on the history of redemption and a study of the harmony of the Old and New Testaments. The Works of Jonathan Edwards (26 vols.) is a massive collection containing five decades’ worth of study and scholarship on and from Edwards.


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