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The Religious Affections (audio)



The Religious Affections—quite possibly the most important book written by America’s greatest theologian—explores the nature of true religion, true revival, and true conversion. Carefully distinguishing true Christianity from false faith, Jonathan Edwards used his experiences as a pastor and leader of the Great Awakening as the basis for this book. Considered a masterpiece of religion and philosophy, this book continues to influence church leaders today.

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  • Provides unique insights on the nature of true religion
  • Presents a classic text in Reformed philosophical thought
  • Concerning the Nature of the Affections and Their Importance in Religion
  • Showing What Are No Certain Signs that Religious Affections Are Gracious, or that They Are Not
  • Showing What Are Distinguishing Signs of Truly Gracious and Holy Affections
  • Title: The Religious Affections: How Man’s Will Affects His Character before God
  • Author: Jonathan Edwards
  • Publishers: Hovel Audio, christianaudio
  • Print Publication Date: 2007
  • Logos Release Date: 2015
  • Era: era:modern
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Audio
  • Subjects: Emotions › Religious aspects--Early works to 1800; Psychology, Religious; Christian life
  • Resource Type: Media
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-02-11T15:47:04Z
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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