Yale University's definitive, and formerly very expensive, The Works of Jonathan Edwards is now available in paperback for the first time, at a fraction of its previous retail price. Volume 1: Freedom of the Will is perhaps the greatest theological exposition by an American theologian, and one of the most important articulations of Calvinist/Reformed theology since John Calvin's Institutes.Crucial reading in a number of Academic disciplines, including, Theology, Reformed Theology, Church History, and American Christianity, this definitive text is accompanied by an outstanding introduction by Edwards' authority Paul Ramsey which includes an analysis of Edwards' work in this treatise, the religious climate in and around Boston during Edwards' life and finally a historical and philosophical situating of Edwards in regard to his intellectual contemporaries, most especially Leibniz, Hume and Locke.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 506 Vendor: Yale University Press Publication Date: 2009 Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.13 (inches)
This inaugural volume in The Works of Jonathan Edwards is his major contribution to theology and stands as a leading document on Calvinist thought. Mr. Ramsey’s introduction provides a fresh analysis of Edwards’ theological position, includes a study of his life and the intellectual issues in the America of his time, and examines the problem of free will in the philosophical context of today and in connection with Leibniz, Locke, and Hume.