Discover why the fiery sermons of Jonathan Edwards sparked the Great Awakening of 1740
Widely recognized as a great theologian, an influential preacher and a prolific writer, Jonathan Edwards played a prominent role in helping to spark the spirit of revivalism known as the Great Awakening in the eighteenth-century America. Edwards' sermons, while intellectually engaging, were also accessible to the common people and often generated highly emotional responses. His foremost desire was to help people transform from mere believers in Christian doctrine to converted Christians who were moved to action by the principles of their belief.
This two-volume set features Edwards's most celebrated expositions, including The Freedom of the Will
and The Religious Affections
, plus Henry Rogers's Essay on the Genius and Writings of Jonathan Edwards
---a work you won't find in any other Edwards collection. First published in 1834, here is what makes this new edition of The Works of Jonathan Edwards
the best available:
- More readable. This edition has larger, more readable type than previous editions.
- More complete. This edition contains all matter included in the first collected American edition, various original extracts from the diary and papers of Edwards, several smaller pieces printed originally in a separate form, and a memoir by descendant Sereno E. Dwight.
For anyone interested in the roots of Christianity and revival in colonial America, The Works of Jonathan Edwards
is a fundamental resource.
Jonathan Edwards . . .was among the noblest and ablest Christians of his age, and can now be seen, two centuries after, as one of the greatest theologians ever given by God to his church. As a saint and scholar, evangelist and educationalist, pastor and teacher, missionary and metaphysician, he showed a grasp of the grandeur of God's sovereignty and the glory of divine grace equaled only bymen of the caliber of John Owen and John Calvin.
-J. I. Packer
Edwards is widely recognized as being probably the greatest American theologian. His writings, though sometimes difficult, are often inspiring. Full doctrinal agreement is not a prerequisite to profiting from this great man of God.
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