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Jonathan Edwards, known for his theological elegance, fiery rhetoric, and revivalist preaching, was esteemed by pastoral and theological colleagues in his own time and is now—nearly three centuries later—widely regarded as America’s greatest theologian. The Atlantic has included him in their list of the 100 most influential Americans, and William Wainwright has called him America’s most important and original philosophical theologian.

As a revivalist preacher, seminary president, missionary, and astute theologian, Jonathan Edwards has profoundly impacted the history of Christianity in America. Edwards sought to reconcile the dominant theological emphases of Calvinism—such as God’s sovereignty and human depravity—with tangible expressions of the Spirit’s presence in the lives of individuals. This theological nuance, expressed in his impassioned sermons and fiery rhetoric, helped launch the First Great Awakening, along with the tradition of revivalist preaching that has helped define and shape American evangelicalism ever since.

Logos is pleased to offer, for the first time, The Works of Jonathan Edwards in two volumes—the same two-volume set that underlies both the Hendricksen and Banner of Truth editions. In addition to nearly fifty sermons and dozens of theological treatises, these volumes also contain Edwards’ memoirs, his discussion of revivals in New England, and his comprehensive history of redemption. This collection also includes the three works for which Edwards is most famous: A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, The Life of David Brainerd, and his sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”.

What’s more, with the Logos edition, the writings and sermons in this vast corpus of Edwards’ works are quickly accessible and easy to use. Now, the text of famous sermons—such as “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”—and his most famous quotations are not only completely searchable, they are also compatible with the rest of your Libronix Digital Library. Reading, studying, and enjoying the works of Jonathan Edwards has never been easier!

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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.