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Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables (3 vols.)
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Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables (3 vols.)

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Cascade, The Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University 2012

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Overview

Considered by many to be America’s premier theologian, Jonathan Edwards gives readers insight into his teaching methods and homiletical knowledge with these sermons. This series features examples of Edwards’ sermons preached at both the peak and conclusion of the Great Awakening, and are an important contribution to our understanding of that event. Explore the nature of true conversion with Edwards, as he mines the Gospel of Matthew for Jesus’ parables and preaches their steadfast message throughout an emotionally charged epoch in history. Prepared from the original manuscripts by the staff of the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University, this series represents a significant addition to the available Edwards corpus that will be of interest to historians, biblical scholars, religious leaders, and students alike.

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For more of Jonathan Edwards’ sermons, see The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Yale Edition.

Key Features

  • Presents sermons from a prominent American theologian
  • Uses rich imagery from the well-known parables of Christ
  • Offers applicable and insightful teaching

Product Details

  • Title: Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables
  • Author: Jonathan Edwards
  • Editors: Ken Minkema and Adriaan C. Neele
  • Series: Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables
  • Publisher: Cascade Books
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Volumes: 3
  • Pages: 468
  • Christian Group: Reformed
  • Resource Type: Sermons
  • Topic: Parables

Individual Titles

Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables, Volume 1: True and False Christians (On the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins)

  • Author: Jonathan Edwards
  • Editors: Ken Minkema, Adriaan C. Neele, and Bryan McCarthy
  • Series: Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables
  • Publisher: Cascade Books
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 226

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The first volume of Sermons contains a previously unpublished series by Edwards on Jesus’ parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins from Matthew 25. It presents an important look into Edwards’ developing thought on the nature of sainthood and related topics of theoretical and practical Christianity, particularly in the context of widespread spiritual renewal. Edwards preached these sermons in the lull between the Connecticut Valley Revival of 1734–35 and the Great Awakening, which started in Massachusetts in late 1740. Two introductions describe Edwards’ preaching style and method, providing a historical context.

Any writings of Jonathan Edwards, one of the greatest and most influential of Evangelical theologians, are worthy of careful attention, but these sermons engage with the crucial question of distinguishing a true experience of grace from a hypocritical profession of conversion. They are therefore of central importance for understanding an enduring issue in Evangelical faith and practice.

David W. Bebbington, professor of history, University of Stirling, Scotland

Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables, Volume 2: Divine Husbandman (On the Parable of the Sower and the Seed)

  • Author: Jonathan Edwards
  • Editors: Ken Minkema and Adriaan C. Neele
  • Series: Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables
  • Publisher: Cascade Books
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 140

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Volume two contains a previously unpublished series of six sermons by Edwards on Jesus’ parable of the Sower and the Seed, as found in Matthew 13:3–7. Edwards preached these sermons in 1740 immediately following the visit of George Whitefield to Edwards’ church in Northampton, Massachusetts, in October of that year. This volume has historical significance for its place in the Great Awakening, and it contains important pronouncements on the preacher’s craft and the hearer’s responsibilities.

In the entire history of the church there have been few greater preachers than George Whitefield and Jonathan Edwards. Here we meet both of them in conversation with each other at the height of the Great Awakening. . . For students of homiletics, this could become an indispensable source on the art of great preaching.

—Stuart Piggin, director, Centre for the History of Christian Thought and Experience, Macquarie University, Australia

Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables, Volume 3: Fish out of Their Element (on the Parable of the Net)

  • Author: Jonathan Edwards
  • Editors: Ken Minkema and Adriaan C. Neele
  • Series: Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables
  • Publisher: Cascade Books
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 102

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The third volume contains a series of Edwards’ sermons on Jesus’ parable of the Net, as found in Matthew 13. Edwards preached these sermons in 1746, after the major phase of the Great Awakening had passed in New England. During these months Edwards was completing and publishing A Treatise concerning Religious Affections, his masterful statement on the signs of true grace. This volume is meaningful for its place in Edwards’ rich and evolving view of the nature of religious experience.

This volume is another contribution to the wonderful project of making the sermons of Edwards, previously virtually unknown, available for a general audience. Edwards’ reflections on the parable of the Net are especially revealing of one lesson he learned from the now-past awakenings—it was almost impossible to distinguish between the truly converted and the seemingly converted.

George Marsden, author, A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards

It is well known that Edwards experimented with his sermon style, and this collection represents a rich and evocative stage in his work. The various introductions will ensure the reader is in . . . his or her element. This is a fascinating addition to the published works.

—Michael McClenahan, author, Jonathan Edwards and Justification by Faith

Often overlooked, Matthew’s Gospel is a resource the church can’t afford to neglect. We can be thankful then to the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale for publishing for the first time Edwards’ sermons on the parable of the Net. They provide a fine introduction to Edwards’ skills in preaching, and pithy summaries of his theological priorities. We find here the big ideas of the Religious Affections, but preached in direct and simple language.

—Rhys Bezzant, director, Jonathan Edwards Center, Australia

About Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) was a theologian, preacher, missionary, writer, and philosopher who has made an incalculable impact on theology, politics, philosophy, the church, and American culture in general. One of the first graduates of Yale college, Edwards went on to write and preach in the Calvinist and Puritan tradition that was his heritage. His church in Northampton, Massachusetts was the epicenter of the Great Awakening, a religious revival that shaped the American religious landscape for years to come. A prolific preacher and writer, Edwards is the author of some of the most important theological works ever penned, including A Treatise concerning Religious Affections and The End for Which God Made the World. The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Yale Edition is the definitive edition of his many books, treatises, sermons, and notes.