Jonathan Edwards - Author

About the Author

Jonathan Edwards was born and brought up in Crosskeys, south Wales. He has an MA in Writing from the University of Warwick, has written speeches for the Welsh Assembly Government and journalism for The Big Issue Cymru, and currently works as an English teacher. He won the Terry Hetherington Award in 2010, was awarded a Literature Wales new writer's bursary in 2011, and in 2012 won prizes in the Cardiff International Poetry Competition and the Basil Bunting Award. His work has appeared in a wide range of magazines, including Poetry Review, The North, Poetry Wales and New Welsh Review.

Featured books by Jonathan Edwards

My Family and Other Superheroes

My Family and Other Superheroes

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/02/2014

Winner of the Costa Poetry Award 2014. The superheroes in question are a motley crew. Evel Knievel, Sophia Loren, Ian Rush, Marty McFly, a bicycling nun and a recalcitrant hippo - all leap from these pages and jostle for position, alongside valleys mams, dads and bamps, described with great warmth. Other poems focus on the crammed terraces and abandoned high streets where a working-class and Welsh nationalist politics is hammered out. This is a post-industrial valleys upbringing re-imagined through the prism of pop culture and surrealism. If the author's subjects have something in common with RS Thomas, or even Terry Street-era Douglas Dunn, his technique and approach owe at least as much to contemporary American poets like James Tate and David Wojahn.

Other books by Jonathan Edwards

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Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2018

Those Who Live By The Sword: Book One

Those Who Live By The Sword: Book One

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: eBook Release Date: 09/05/2018

Jayden and Tony are two best friends trying to survive the seventh grade. Until one fateful day, when the very world they knew comes crashing down. Now seven years later, Jayden sets out to discover why his father and everyone he cared for were murdered in cold blood. Through his travels, he learns of evil forces rising in the east and political figures searching to gain the power of The Key.Accompanied by friends hes met along the way, Jayden travels the globe in search of The Key. Plagued by his lust for vengeance and his desire to save the world, will Jayden pursue the path of revenge? Or will he rise above his sorrows and save the world from the impending doom.

End for Which God Created the World

End for Which God Created the World

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Jonathan Edwards was a Puritan preacher and philosopher in the 18th century. Edwards was also well known for his Christian books and sermon and was the grandfather of Aaron Burr. This edition of The End for Which God Created the World includes a table of contents.

Nature of True Virtue

Nature of True Virtue

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Jonathan Edwards was a Puritan preacher and philosopher in the 18th century. Edwards was also well known for his Christian books and sermon and was the grandfather of Aaron Burr. This edition of The Nature of True Virtue includes a table of contents.

Justification by Faith Alone

Justification by Faith Alone

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Jonathan Edwards was a Puritan preacher and philosopher in the 18th century. Edwards was also well known for his Christian books and sermon and was the grandfather of Aaron Burr. This edition of Justification by Faith Alone includes a table of contents.

Freedom of the Will

Freedom of the Will

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Jonathan Edwards was a Puritan preacher and philosopher in the 18th century. Edwards was also well known for his Christian books and sermon and was the grandfather of Aaron Burr. This edition of Freedom of the Will includes a table of contents.

Great Christian Doctrine of Original Sin Defended

Great Christian Doctrine of Original Sin Defended

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Jonathan Edwards was a Puritan preacher and philosopher in the 18th century. Edwards was also well known for his Christian books and sermon and was the grandfather of Aaron Burr. This edition of The Great Christian Doctrine of Original Sin Defended includes a table of contents.

How to Know if You are a Real Christian

How to Know if You are a Real Christian

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Jonathan Edwards was a Puritan preacher and philosopher in the 18th century. Edwards was also well known for his Christian books and sermon and was the grandfather of Aaron Burr. This edition of How to Know if You are a Real Christian includes a table of contents.

Jonathan Edwards Collection

Jonathan Edwards Collection

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Waxkeep Publishing Collections provide history's greatest authors' collected works in a convenient collection complete with a linked table of contents.Waxkeep Publishing's goal is to provide the most complete, and most easy to read collections in the marketplace.

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Jonathan Edwards (17031758) was a Christian preacher and theologian who is widely considered to be one of Americas greatest intellectuals.Edwards also wrote many books including A Dissertation Concerning The End For Which God Created the World and The Life of David Brainerd. This version of Edwards Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God includes a table of contents.

Divine and Supernatural Light

Divine and Supernatural Light

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Jonathan Edwards (17031758) was a Christian preacher and theologian who is widely considered to be one of Americas greatest intellectuals.Edwards also wrote many books including A Dissertation Concerning The End For Which God Created the World and The Life of David Brainerd. This version of Edwards A Divine and Supernatural Light includes a table of contents.

Works of Jonathan Edwards

Works of Jonathan Edwards

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

The complete works.A massive tome. According to Wikipedia: "e;Jonathan Edwards (October 5, 1703 - March 22, 1758) was a colonial American Congregational preacher, theologian, and missionary to Native Americans. Edwards "e;is widely acknowledged to be America's most important and original philosophical theologian"e;. His work is very broad in scope, but he is often associated with his defense of Calvinist theology, the metaphysics of theological determinism, and the Puritan heritage. His famous sermon "e;Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,"e; emphasized the just wrath of God against sin and contrasted it with the provision of God for salvation; the intensity of his preaching sometimes resulted in members of the audience fainting, swooning, and other more obtrusive reactions. The swooning and other behaviors in his audience caught him up in a controversy over "e;bodily effects"e; of the Holy Spirit's presence."e;

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/11/2017

Sovereignty Sermons of Jonathan Edwards

Sovereignty Sermons of Jonathan Edwards

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/09/2017

Though largely associated with the Great Awakening, Jonathan Edwards leaves an amazing legacy as a theologian and preacher. He left a remarkable body of work, including the six sermons featured in this collection on the sovereignty of God: It was of the sovereign pleasure of God, that he contrived a way to save any of mankind, and gave us Jesus Christ, his only-begotten Son, to be our Redeemer. Sovereignty Sermons of Jonathan Edwards is a fine sampling from this renowned preacher. Each sermon is a brilliant and personal invitation to know God through both our intellect and our affections-compelling us to open our hearts to the sweet love and joy available to us in our life in Christ. This collection includes the following six sermons: - God Glorified in Man's Dependence (including Advertisement to the Reader, Respecting the First Sermon) - God's Sovereignty in the Salvation of Men - Wicked Men Useful in their Destruction Only - A Divine and Supernatural Light - Praise, One of the Chief Employments of Heaven - A Farewell Sermon (including Edwards' Preface)

The Treatise on Religious Affections

The Treatise on Religious Affections

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/08/2017

A Treatise Concerning the Religious Affections ...

A Treatise Concerning the Religious Affections ...

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/08/2017

The Treatise on Religious Affections

The Treatise on Religious Affections

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/08/2017

Christ Exalted Sermons of Jonathan Edwards

Christ Exalted Sermons of Jonathan Edwards

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/06/2017

Though largely associated with the Great Awakening, Jonathan Edwards leaves an amazing legacy as a theologian and preacher. Wrestling in his day with the Enlightenment and the Age of Reason, he faced the emerging climate of humanistic rationalism over the teaching of a personal and loving God. He battled the problem of spiritual deadness by recognizing the necessity of a personal religious experience and by embracing the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit to awaken and illuminate the heart. Jonathan Edwards left a remarkable body of work, including the seven sermons featured in this collection on the excellency of Christ. Christ Exalted Sermons of Jonathan Edwards is a fine sampling from this renowned preacher. Each sermon is a brilliant and personal invitation to know God through both our intellect and our affections-compelling us to open our hearts to the sweet love and joy available to us in our life in Christ. This collection includes the following seven sermons: * Safety, Fullness, and Sweet Refreshment in Christ * The Excellency of Christ * Jesus Christ the Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever * Christ Exalted * True Saints, When Absent from the Body, Are Present with the Lord * Christ, the Example of Ministers * Christ's Agony

Revival Sermons of Jonathan Edwards

Revival Sermons of Jonathan Edwards

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/03/2017

Jonathan Edwards is primarily remembered today as a gifted and influential theologian. But in eighteenth-century America, his preaching resounded from pulpits throughout New England, sparking the flame of revival that became the Great Awakening. As the flame of this Puritan pastor and preacher of revival spread far and wide, his sermons galvanised many of his listeners into reexamining their lives and faith. Ever alert to the dangers of the religiously complacent-those who only observed the surface requirements of religion-Edwards tirelessly proclaimed the overpowering majesty and grandeur of God, and humanity's hopelessness for moral improvement short of his grace. This stirring selection of his best Revival Sermons allows readers to experience the words that swept through this young nation with a message of repentance and a call to action.

A Careful and Strict Enquiry Into Freedom of Will

A Careful and Strict Enquiry Into Freedom of Will

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/08/2016

Healing Flows

Healing Flows

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/08/2016

Are you fed up with living with sickness and disease? Have you questions concerning whether God heals today or not? Healing flows is a book that reveals that God has already made up his mind on divine healing. It will show you that Gods nature has always included a willingness to heal. So as you read, expect the miraculous, for what your about to discover is, he is The Lord who heals you Exodus 15:26.

Freedom of the Will

Freedom of the Will

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: eBook Release Date: 12/04/2016

Freedom of the Will is a deeply affecting Christian text that serves as a philosophical guide to the free will of people, their moral agency, and our accountability to God.Jonathan Edwards was a Protestant theologian and a leading revivalist preacher during the Great Awakening. Edwards wrote Freedom of the Will in the eighteenth century while working as a missionary to a tribe of Housatonic Native Americans in Massachusetts. He carefully drew out the differences of thought between the Calvinist and Arminian theologies and sided with the Calvinist views on humanity's will. Edwards sought to understand God's foreknowledge and how it related to free will and the ability to choose between good and evil. Ultimately, he concluded that to find salvation we must accept God's grace and trust in what is good, which God has foreordained, and use our free will to seek it out in all our choices.

Experience That Counts

Experience That Counts

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/01/2016

What does it mean to be a Christian? Is Christianity a matter of the intellect alone? What about desires, feelings, and experiences? What is conversion? These questions are not new, Jonathan Edwards, the great American theologian tackled these, and many others, against the background of the First Great Awakening. These questions, and the answers Edwards gives to them, are profoundly relevant to us today. Find 'a guide for the perplexed' - a voice of clear Biblical and spiritual sanity to lead us safely through the maze of contemporary confusion in this crucial area.

A Preservative Against Socinianism

A Preservative Against Socinianism

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/11/2015

The Treatise on Religious Affections

The Treatise on Religious Affections

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/08/2015

A Treatise Concerning the Religious Affections ...

A Treatise Concerning the Religious Affections ...

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2015

The Treatise on Religious Affections

The Treatise on Religious Affections

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

My Family and Other Superheroes

My Family and Other Superheroes

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/02/2014

Winner of the Costa Poetry Award 2014. The superheroes in question are a motley crew. Evel Knievel, Sophia Loren, Ian Rush, Marty McFly, a bicycling nun and a recalcitrant hippo - all leap from these pages and jostle for position, alongside valleys mams, dads and bamps, described with great warmth. Other poems focus on the crammed terraces and abandoned high streets where a working-class and Welsh nationalist politics is hammered out. This is a post-industrial valleys upbringing re-imagined through the prism of pop culture and surrealism. If the author's subjects have something in common with RS Thomas, or even Terry Street-era Douglas Dunn, his technique and approach owe at least as much to contemporary American poets like James Tate and David Wojahn.

Do-it-yourself Outdoor Projects

Do-it-yourself Outdoor Projects

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/09/2013

This title helps to plan out your garden to create interest, with gravel paving, fencing, decking and rock gardens. It shows you how to mix and lay concrete, how to build walls, lay paving, erect fencing, construct a variety of structures from wood, and make a water feature. It offers all the information you need to design and construct custom-built paths to suit your garden. It explains how to fix expanding trellis or plastic mesh to a wall or fence to support climbing plants. It describes types of fences, from ready-made panels and posts, to rustic poles to make open-frame structures such as pergolas and trellises and arches. If you plan your fences, boundaries and paths in your garden, and actually build them all yourself, you will gain an enormous sense of achievement. And, as you go along, you will be able to decide what to plant in every aspect of the plot. This useful book deals with practical features such as paving, fencing and walls and everything you need to know about building them.

The Religious Affections

The Religious Affections

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2013

Religious Affections

Religious Affections

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: eBook Release Date: 21/08/2013

In one of the unsurpassed religious masterpieces produced by an American writer, Jonathan Edwards distinguishes between true and false religion by defining a believer's correct affections and explaining their importance. He further identifies the distinction between genuine-seeming and legitimate affections. Essential reading for divinity students and those studying American religious history.

Freedom of the Will

Freedom of the Will

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2013

Born in 1703 into a pioneer family on the frontier of East Windsor, Connecticut, Jonathan Edwards was the only son of twelve children. His father, Timothy, was a pastor. At the age of thirteen, Edwards went to Yale College and graduated in 1720. After a few years of teaching in New York and at Yale, he became an assistant pastor to his grandfather, Solomon Stoddard, at a Congregational Church in Northampton. After Stoddard died, Edwards became the pastor. A series of conversions took place at his church, which coincided with the conversions taking place under the preaching of George Whitefield, an English evangelist, in the same area. Conversions began to sweep the area and a spiritual revival like none other took place. We know it today as the First Great Awakening.

The Freedom of the Will

The Freedom of the Will

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2013

Garden Techniques and Garden Plants

Garden Techniques and Garden Plants

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2012

This title offers essential gardening skills and tasks, and a guide to 3000 plants, with more than 1900 photographs and illustrations. It includes step-by-step techniques on everything from planning and design to planting, propagation, care and cultivation through each season. It contains advice on choosing the best plants for all types of garden, with entries arranged alphabetically within plant categories for quick and easy reference. It includes information on caring for trees, shrubs, climbers, bulbs, annuals and perennials, growing vegetables, herbs and fruit, greenhouse gardening, and improving your lawn. It contains descriptions and essential cultivation information for over 3000 common garden plants. It is an essential box set for new gardeners and those who want to extend their gardening expertise. Whether you are an experienced gardener or a complete beginner, these two authoritative reference books contain everything you need to know about planning, planting and maintaining your garden, and choosing the best plants to suit your location. The Visual Encyclopedia of Garden Techniques includes all the essential gardening skills, such as improving your soil and planting flowers, shrubs and trees. The Visual Encyclopedia of Garden Plants is the perfect companion for selecting the best plants to create a beautiful and uniquely personal garden. With practical advice and over 1900 photographs, these informative books are indispensable for any gardener.

Charity and Its Fruits Living in the Light of God's Love

Charity and Its Fruits Living in the Light of God's Love

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/06/2012

Freedom of the Will

Freedom of the Will

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/06/2012

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God and Other Puritan Sermons

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God and Other Puritan Sermons

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: eBook Release Date: 06/03/2012

A sermon preached by Jonathan Edwards to his Enfield, Connecticut, congregation in July 1741, "e;Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"e; is particularly noted for its vivid descriptions of the torments of Hell and mankind's natural depravity. At the same time, it was also an appeal to man's need for salvation and a reminder of the agonies that awaited the unreformed. Coming during the height of the Great Awakening — a period of religious fervor in the first half of the eighteenth century — the homily was at once regarded by many as the greatest ever given on American soil and vehemently attacked by others as puritanical "e;fire and brimstone."e; One thing seems certain: it made a lasting impact on American Christianity.Accompanying this landmark document are sermons by nine other influential Puritans of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, among them Thomas Shepard's "e;The Parable of the Ten Virgins,"e; Cotton Mather's "e;An Hortatory and Necessary Address,"e; John Cotton's "e;The Way of Life,"e; as well as sermons by John Winthrop, Increase Mather, Jonathan Mayhew, Thomas Hooker, Peter Bulkeley, and Samuel Willard.Enlightening and thought-provoking, the volume will serve as primary source material in many American history and literature courses.

Visual Encyclopedia of Garden Techniques

Visual Encyclopedia of Garden Techniques

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/10/2011

This title includes the essential gardening tasks that are shown step by step, with over 950 clear colour photographs and illustrations. It covers everything from planning a design to planting, propagation, care and cultivation through each season. It helps you learn basic gardening skills and techniques from planning and basic maintenance to planting and caring for trees, shrubs, climbers, bulbs, annuals and perennials. Each technique is clearly explained with step-by-step pictures taking you through every stage. It includes information on growing vegetables, herbs and fruit, greenhouse gardening, building rock and water gardens, and propagation. It provides simple advice on garden maintenance including how to improve your soil and achieve a weed-free lawn. It offers a comprehensive seasonal checklist highlights the key tasks to do throughout the year. This is an essential reference guide for new gardeners and those who want to extend their gardening expertise. This title includes over 950 colour photographs and illustrations. This comprehensive practical book begins with simple design ideas and advice about planning your garden and information on using a huge variety of plants, as well as guidance on planting and pruning. This book then builds on this basic knowledge to suggest more spectacular ideas for gardens from wildlife ponds and water features to rock gardens. There is advice on growing fruits and vegetables and making the most from your greenhouse. The final section covers the skills you need to keep your garden in tip-top shape, from weeding, feeding and pest control to propagation, and includes a year-round checklist of essential tasks.

Original Sin

Original Sin

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/07/2011

THE following discourse is intended, not merely as an answer to any particular book written against the doctrine of Original Sin, but as a general defense of that great important doctrine. Nevertheless, I have in this defense taken notice of the main things said against this doctrine, by such of the more noted opposers of it as I have had opportunity to read: particularly those two late writers, Dr. Turnbull and Dr. Taylor, of Norwich; but especially the latter, in what he has published in those two books of his, the first entitled, The Scripture-Doctrine of Original Sin proposed to free and candid Examination; the other, his Key to the Apostolic Writings

A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections

A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2009

Treatise Concerning the Religious Affections

Treatise Concerning the Religious Affections

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/10/2009

Treatise Concerning the Religious Affections

Treatise Concerning the Religious Affections

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2009

Treatise Concerning the Religious Affections

Treatise Concerning the Religious Affections

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/09/2009

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 4 Volume 4: The Great Awakening

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 4 Volume 4: The Great Awakening

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2009

Interpreting the Great Awakening of the eighteenth century was in large part the work of Jonathan Edwards; whose writings on the subject defined the revival tradition in America. Moving from sensitive descriptions of the Surprising work of God in conversion to a consuming quest for the essence of true religion, and threading his way through mounting controversies over errors in doctrine and disorders in practice, Edwards sought to locate an authentic core of evangelical experience, to define it in terms of biblical faith and psychological insight, and to defend it against both overheated zealous and rationalistic critics. The tracts that unfold his thoughts, presented here (with related correspondence ) for the first time in accurate critical texts, document a movement so significant for the American character that it has been called our national conversion. In a carefully researched introduction, C.C. Goen identifies the Arminian threat to which the Northampton pastor responded at the onset of the Awakening, and traces Edwards' understanding of vital religion as it developed in the ambiguous context of revivalism. Mr. Goen's study also illuminates little-known aspects of A Faithful Narrative and describes the haphazard way in which that important work reached its eager audience. C.C. Goen, author of Revivalism and Separatism in New England, 1740-1800 (1962), is professor of church history at the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 1 Volume 1: Freedom of the Will

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 1 Volume 1: Freedom of the Will

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2009

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.

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 2 Volume 2: Religious Affections

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 2 Volume 2: Religious Affections

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2009

This volume contains Edwards' most mature and persistent attempt to judge the validity of the religious development in eighteenth-century America known as the Great Awakening. In developing criteria for such judgment he attacked at the same time one of the fundamental questions facing all religion: how to distinguish genuine from spurious piety? The Awakening created much bitter controversy; on the one side stood the emotionalists and enthusiasts, and on the other the rationalists, for whom religion was essentially a matter of morality or good conduct and the acceptance of properly formulated doctrine. Edwards, with great analytical skill and enormous biblical learning, showed that both sides were in the wrong. He attacked both a lifeless morality as too pale as to be the essence of religion, and he rejected the excesses of a purely emotional religion more concerned for sensational effects than for the inner transformation of the self, which was, for him, the center of genuine Christianity.

Selected Sermons of Jonathan Edwards

Selected Sermons of Jonathan Edwards

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2009

Selected Sermons of Jonathan Edwards

Selected Sermons of Jonathan Edwards

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2009

Growing Vegetables and Fruit Around the Year

Growing Vegetables and Fruit Around the Year

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2009

This book contains everything you need to know about growing vegetables, fruit and herbs for home consumption - with over 300 colour photographs. Clearly explained step-by-step sequences include preparing the ground, planting seeds, pricking out seedlings, harvesting and storing vegetables, training fruit, and feeding and watering in the greenhouse. It features exciting projects for every gardening season - spring, summer, autumn and winter. A Jobs in Brief section provides a helpful checklist for organizing tasks throughout the gardening year. This is a complete and practical guide to inspire both both novices and experienced gardeners to create and enjoy the perfect vegetable and fruit garden. This book will be the perfect guide and companion for both keen gardeners as well as beginners. It provides all the necessary information to help you create a productive kitchen garden, with the best vegetables and fruit appearing in every season. There are over 80 projects, ideas and techniques, shown in step-by-step instructional pictures. These include planting potatoes, keeping the greenhouse cool, propagation techniques and ripening and harvesting onions. Growing Vegetables & Fruit Around the Year takes the gardener through each season in detail, covering tasks to be planned and executed in the garden and the greenhouse. It also contains a checklist that summarizes jobs and projects around the year so that the gardener can make the best use of time - while guaranteeing excellent results.

Compliance Competence - A Life Assurance Sector Case Study

Compliance Competence - A Life Assurance Sector Case Study

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2009

Excellency of Christ

Excellency of Christ

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2009

The Excellency of Christ is a famous sermon given by Jonathan Edwards which delivers an exalted and clear perspective on who Jesus Christ is and what that means for a Christian. Edwards is widely acknowledged to be America's most important and original philosophical theologian.

Freedom of the Will

Freedom of the Will

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2009

What does it really mean to be possessed of free will? Why is this issue one of the most prominent points of divergence between the various Christian sects and traditions? In Freedom of the Will, leading thinker and theologian Jonathan Edwards offers a comprehensive take on this complex doctrine, addressing free will's relevance to Christianity and other religious faiths.

Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 21

Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 21

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2008

In this collection of writings drawn from Jonathan Edwardss essays and topical notebooks, the great American theologian deals with key Christian doctrines including the Trinity, grace, and faith. The volume includes long-established pieces in the Edwards canon, newly reedited from the original manuscripts, as well as documents that have never before been published and that in some cases reveal new aspects of his theology.

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 26 Volume 26: Catalogues of Books

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 26 Volume 26: Catalogues of Books

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/09/2008

This final volume in The Works of Jonathan Edwards publishes for the first time Edwards' Catalogue, a notebook he kept of books of interest, especially titles he hoped to acquire, and entries from his Account Book, a ledger in which he noted books loaned to family, parishioners, and fellow clergy. These two records, along with several shorter documents presented in the volume, illuminate Edwards' own mental universe while also providing a remarkable window into the wider intellectual and print cultures of the eighteenth-century British Atlantic. An extensive critical introduction places Edwards' book lists in the contexts that shaped his reading agenda, and the result is the most comprehensive treatment yet of his reading and of the fascinating peculiarities of his time and place.

Freedom of the Will

Freedom of the Will

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/03/2008

Freedom of the Will

Freedom of the Will

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2007

Freedom of the Will

Freedom of the Will

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2007

A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections

A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2007

Narrative of Suprising Conversions

Narrative of Suprising Conversions

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/01/2007

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 25 Volume 25: Sermons and Discourses, 1743-1758

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 25 Volume 25: Sermons and Discourses, 1743-1758

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/10/2006

This wide-ranging volume covers the final fifteen of the thirty-three years that Jonathan Edwards preached and includes some of his greatest sermons-including his Farewell Sermons to his Northampton congregation. The period is defined by Edwards' inventive strategies to improvise during the delivery of his sermons. Considering dependence on the written text in the pulpit to be a serious failing, he devised a double-columned, outlined format for his sermon manuscripts and continued to use it for the rest of his life. Sermons from this period also include those preached to Mahican and Mohawk Indians at the mission post of Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Edwards' various writings of 1743-58 map the complex terrain of his spiritual, intellectual, and professional life after the Great Awakening. He deals with topics ranging from the spiritual role of youth in the community to the struggles over communion in his Northampton congregation to the war with the French and their Indian allies.

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 24 Volume 24: The Blank Bible

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 24 Volume 24: The Blank Bible

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/08/2006

In 1730, Jonathan Edwards acquired a book-like, leather-bound manuscript containing an interleaved printed edition of the King James Version of the Bible. Over the next three decades, Edwards proceeded to write in the manuscript more than five thousand notes and entries relating to biblical texts (though paradoxically he called the manuscript his Blank Bible ). Only a fraction of the entries has ever been published. This volume presents a complete edition of the Blank Bible accompanied by an informative introduction, multiple appendices, and an extensive index. This volume, perhaps the most unusual in Edwards' oeuvre, brings to light more clearly than ever before the full scope of his creative investment in biblical studies.

Sermons of Jonathan Edwards

Sermons of Jonathan Edwards

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/11/2005

Jonathan Edwards is primarily remembered today as a gifted and influential theologian. But in eighteenth-century America, his preaching resounded from pulpits throughout New England, sparking the flame of revival that became the Great Awakening. As the fame of this Puritan pastor and preacher of revival spread far and wide, his sermons galvanized many of his listeners into re-examining their lives and faith.

Pursuing Holiness in the Lord

Pursuing Holiness in the Lord

Author: Jonathan Edwards, Robert M Norris Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2005

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 23 Vol. 23: The Miscellanies, 1153-1360

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 23 Vol. 23: The Miscellanies, 1153-1360

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/06/2004

This volume concludes the series of private theological notebooks that Jonathan Edwards kept from his late teens to the end of his life. It covers the years from 1751 to 1758, a period during which he faced a variety of difficult challenges while working at the Stockbridge Indian mission and served a short-lived presidency at Princeton, then known as the College of New Jersey. In these entries Edwards grapples with modern naturalism, critiques generous doctrines, and attempts to bolster Reformed thought in the face of the Enlightenment.

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 22 Volume 22: Sermons and Discourses, 1739-1742

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 22 Volume 22: Sermons and Discourses, 1739-1742

Author: Jonathan Edwards, Kyle P. Farley Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2003

The sermons and discourses in this volume chart the rise and decline of the Great Awakening in Jonathan Edwards's parish in Northampton, Massachusetts, and beyond. A leading figure of the revival period, Edwards delivered potent and wide-ranging sermons during the years 1739-42. In this volume the transcript of the original manuscript of Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God is reproduced for the first time, along with the text of its first printed edition.

Jonathan Edwards Reader

Jonathan Edwards Reader

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: eBook Release Date: 11/03/2003

A Jonathan Edwards Reader

A Jonathan Edwards Reader

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/03/2003

Prepared by editors of the distinguished series The Works of Jonathan Edwards, this authoritative anthology includes selected treatises, sermons, and autobiographical material by early America's greatest theologian and philosopher. Jonathan Edwards remains unequaled among North American theologians. These selections exemplify his special traits: eloquence, knowledge of the human heart, and metaphysical passion for complex beauty in nature, God, and Being-in-general. -Richard R. Niebuhr, Hollis Professor of Divinity Emeritus, The Divinity School, Harvard University Praise for the earlier edition: Selections ...representative of both the public and the private Edwards ...give readers a nuanced introduction to Edwards and his time as well as an accessible entree to the whole body of his work. -Booklist The most comprehensive one-volume Edwards anthology ever assembled. -Gerald R. McDermott, Religious Studies Review

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 21 Volume 21: Writings on the Trinity, Grace, and Fait

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 21 Volume 21: Writings on the Trinity, Grace, and Fait

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/12/2002

In this collection of writings drawn from Jonathan Edwards's essays and topical notebooks, the great American theologian deals with key Christian doctrines including the Trinity, grace, and faith. The volume includes long-established pieces in the Edwards canon, newly reedited from the original manuscripts, as well as documents that have never before been published and that in some cases reveal new aspects of his theology.

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 20 Volume 20: The Miscellanies, 833-1152

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 20 Volume 20: The Miscellanies, 833-1152

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2002

Throughout his adult life Jonathan Edwards kept a series of personal theological notebooks on a wide variety of miscellaneous subjects. This volume includes the notebook entries written during the eventful and tumultuous years 1740-1751, when Edwards was plagued by a series of bitter controversies with his Northampton congregation that culminated in his dismissal. This was also the period during which he witnessed, documented, and pondered the surprising revivals of the Great Awakening, as well as their precipitous decline.

Freedom of the Will

Freedom of the Will

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/11/2001

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 19 Volume 19: Sermons and Discourses, 1734-1738

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 19 Volume 19: Sermons and Discourses, 1734-1738

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2001

Jonathan Edwards achieved the greatest sustained mastery of the sermon form between January 1734 and December 1738, a time in which he also kindled his first revival. The Northampton revival spread to neighboring towns and villages, as did Edwards's renown. And the sermons of these years exhibit not only splendid rhetoric but also figural intricacies and tonal nuances that reveal his maturity as a writer. During this period Edwards delivered probably four hundred sermons and lectures. Of the fewer than half that survive, some extend the reach of the previous dozen years of his ministry, others engage speculative theological issues, others touch on pastoral life, and still others deal with conversion and, in time, declension. Edwards also wrote a full account of the Northampton revival, A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God, which was published in 1737 in London and Edinburgh and within a year was reprinted there, issued in Boston in three printings, and translated into German. In addition, near the end of the period Edwards put together Discourses on Various Important Subjects, five sermons about the Awakening and the only gathering of sermons he saw through the press.

Tales in the Key of Sea A Nautical Trilogy

Tales in the Key of Sea A Nautical Trilogy

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2001

The Religious Affections

The Religious Affections

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/01/2001

The Life and Diary of David Brainerd

The Life and Diary of David Brainerd

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/12/2000

Christian Love and It's Fruit

Christian Love and It's Fruit

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/12/2000

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 18 Volume 18: The Miscellanies, 501-832

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 18 Volume 18: The Miscellanies, 501-832

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2000

Throughout his ministerial career, Jonathan Edwards filled a series of private notebooks with writings on a wide variety of theological topics, numbering his entries-some 1,400 of them-in sequence. This book, the second of four volumes devoted to these Miscellanies, contains entries written during the decade of the 1730s, from July 1731 to approximately January 1740, the eve of the Great Awakening. They record the development of Edwards' thought as he first emerged as a public spokesperson for orthodox Calvinism, assumed a leadership role in colonial New England church politics, and acquired an international reputation as an evangelist for his role in the revivals in the Connecticut River Valley of 1734 and 1735. Edwards used the Miscellanies as a repository for ideas that he intended to develop in future sermons and treatises, and these entries contain the seeds of such contemporaneous works as Justification by Faith Alone and The History of the Work of Redemption. These entries also record how the Connecticut Valley revivals influenced Edwards' thoughts on such important theological topics as the significance of perseverance, the nature of spiritual knowledge, justification by faith alone, the rationality of the Christian religion, the history of the work of redemption, and conversion and the religious life.

The Sermons of Jonathan Edwards A Reader

The Sermons of Jonathan Edwards A Reader

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/07/1999

Jonathan Edwards, widely considered America's most important Christian thinker, was first and foremost a preacher and pastor who guided souls and interpreted religious experiences. His primary tool in achieving these goals was the sermon, out of which grew many of his famous treatises. This selection of Edwards' sermons recognizes their crucial role in his life and art. The fifteen sermons, four of which have never been published before, reflect a life dedicated to experiencing and understanding spiritual truth. Chosen to represent a typical cycle of Edwards' preaching, the sermons address a wide range of occasions, situations, and states, corporate as well as personal. The book also contains an introduction that discusses Edwards' contribution to the sermon as a literary form, places his sermons within their social and cultural contexts, and considers his theological aims as a way of familiarizing the reader with the order of salvation as Edwards conceived of it. Together, the sermons and the editors' introduction offer a rounded picture of Edwards the preacher, the sermon writer, and the pastoral theologian.

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 17 Volume 17: Sermons and Discourses, 1730-1733

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 17 Volume 17: Sermons and Discourses, 1730-1733

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/1999

In his new role as pastor of the Northampton church, Jonathan Edwards turned his attention to the political, social, and economic activities of his congregation, shaping his preaching to the day-to-day occurrences in their lives. This volume contains eighteen sermons that Edwards composed in Northampton from the beginning of 1730 through mid-September 1733-such classics as God Glorified in Man's Dependence and A Divine and Supernatural Light, along with many previously unpublished works. The selections illuminate Edwards' development as a preacher and theologian. They also provide unique insights into the development of the themes that came to characterize his mature evangelical thinking: the viciousness of the unregenerate life, the importance of evangelical humiliation as a religious exercise, and the necessity of a radical conversion from worldliness to godliness. The prolific period encompassed by this volume, though outwardly quiet, was crucial to Edwards' maturation. Taking on the responsibilities of his calling-working with his congregation, finding his voice as a town religious leader, exercising moral and spiritual guidance, consulting with other pastors, and most of all developing a mature preaching style-Edwards came to see revival as the only solution to the social and moral ills of his time.

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 16 Volume 16: Letters and Personal Writings

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 16 Volume 16: Letters and Personal Writings

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/1998

This volume gathers together for the first time all known extant letters of Jonathan Edwards, along with his major personal writings. For more than three decades George S. Claghorn has scoured America, Great Britain, and Scotland for letters and documents by and about Edwards. The result is an unparalleled compendium of 235 letters-including 116 never before published or never reprinted since Edwards's death-and four autobiographical texts-Edwards' meditation On Sarah Pierpont, his future wife, and Diary, Resolutions, and Personal Narrative. These letters and personal writings reveal the private man behind the treatises and sermons. They trace his relations with parents, siblings, college classmates, friends, and family, as well as with political, religious, and educational leaders of his day. New documents include Edwards' only known statement on slavery and letters on the Indian mission at Stockbridge, Massachusetts, that display Edwards' interest in native Americans and his efforts on their behalf. These writings show the human face of Edwards as he applied theological and philosophical insights to the events of his daily life. They provide an unprecedented resource for understanding the man, his times, and his personal connections.

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 15 Volume 15: Notes on Scripture

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 15 Volume 15: Notes on Scripture

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/02/1998

This is the first complete edition of the private biblical notebook that Jonathan Edwards compiled over a period of nearly thirty-five years. Edwards' Notes on Scripture confirms the centrality of the Bible in his thought and provides more balance to earlier depictions of his writings that emphasized the scientific and philosophical while overlooking the biblical dimension. In this critical edition the entries appear in the order in which Edwards wrote them, beginning with a short commentary on Genesis 2:10-14 that he penned in 1724, and ending with his last entry, Number 507 on the Book of Solomon's Song, written two years before his death. This volume provides direct access to one of America's most influential religious thinkers. Edwards' entries range across the entire scriptural canon and reveal his creativity in the interpretation of particular biblical texts and his fascination with typology. The notebook also documents Edwards' engagement with the intellectual currents of his day, in particular his response to the challenge associated with the Enlightenment critique of biblical revelation. Stephen J. Stein's introduction situates Edwards as an exegete in the larger tradition of biblical commentary and in the intellectual world of eighteenth-century Western thought.

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 14 Volume 14: Sermons and Discourses, 1723-1729

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 14 Volume 14: Sermons and Discourses, 1723-1729

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/1997

This book presents previously unpublished manuscript sermons from a crucial yet little-known period in Edwards's life: the years between the completion of his Master's degree at Yale College and the death of Solomon Stoddard, his famous grandfather and predecessor at Northampton, Massachusetts. These sermons, constituting the second in a projected series of six sermon volumes, highlight the intellectual and professional development of the young Edwards through his pastorate at Bolton, Connecticut, his Yale tutorship, and his colleagueship at Northampton. In his introduction, Kenneth P. Minkema weaves together the details of Edwards's emerging career with the concerns expressed in the sermons. He shows how Edwards addressed local and provincial concerns as well as the great theological debates of his day, and how he struggled to work out the implications of his innovative concept of excellency and to develop his definition of conversion as a spiritual light. From these sermons emerges an unparalleled portrait of a rapidly maturing Edwards seeking to give shape to his theological vision.

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1996

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 13 Volume 13: The Miscellanies , Entry Nos. a-z, aa-zz, 1-500

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 13 Volume 13: The Miscellanies , Entry Nos. a-z, aa-zz, 1-500

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/12/1994

This book begins the publication of Jonathan Edwards's personal theological notebooks, called collectively the Miscellanies. The entries in Volume 13 span the early years of Edwards's ministry, (1722-1731) and range widely in subject matter. They record Edwards's initial thoughts on some of his most characteristic ideas, such as original sin, free will, the Trinity and God's end in creation. However, many entries relate to doctrinal and polemical subjects not included in the corpus of Edwards's published writings. The volume also contains Edwards's own alphabetical index to the entire Miscellanies ; this Table is a theological document in its own right that reveals the interrelationship among the various components of Edwards's theological system. The editor's introduction includes an interpretive essay that relates Edwards's growing body of entries in the Miscellanies to the main events in his life and progressing career. It also explores how even before the beginning of his tutorship at Yale in 1724 Edwards had developed both within and outside of the Miscellanies certain fundamental positions that constitute the truly distinctive elements in his theology. The introduction ends with an explanation of the methodology used to establish for the first time the chronology of the early miscellanies. The conclusions of this research are summarized in a comprehensive chronological chart that locates by date not only entry nos. a-500, but also the sermons, essays and other manuscripts Edwards composed prior to 1731.

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 12 Volume 12: Ecclesiastical Writings

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 12 Volume 12: Ecclesiastical Writings

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/06/1994

This volume includes four documents by Jonathan Edwards on the nature of the church, documents that reveal his views on ecclesiology, congregational autonomy, ordination, and admission to church membership and to the sacraments. The first document, reprinted here for the first time since the eighteenth century, is Edwards' defense of his fellow Hampshire County ministers in the Robert Breck controversy of 1735-36. The other three documents relate to Edwards' efforts to restrict admission to the sacraments at Northampton in 1749-50, actions that ultimately led to his dismissal as pastor: An Humble Inquiry explicates his reasons for refuting his grandfather and predecessor Solomon Stoddard's open admission policy; Misrepresentations Corrected is Edwards' response to his cousin Solomon Williams' criticisms of the Humble Inquiry; and Edwards' untitled narrative, available before only in Sereno Dwight's 1829 edition and here newly re-edited, gives details of his final conflict with his Northampton congregation. The general introduction by David D. Hall places these writings in their contemporary polemical contexts and locates Edwards in a historical framework that highlights his Puritan, Congregational heritage and the tensions between lay and clerical piety. It also provides an important reassessment of Edwards' relationship to Stoddard in the light of Edwards' experience during and after the Great Awakening.

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 11 Volume 11: Typological Writings

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 11 Volume 11: Typological Writings

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/1993

This volume presents for the first time a comprehensive, readable, and annotated text of the key typological notebooks of Jonathan Edwards: Images of Divine Things, Types Notebook, and Miscellany 1069, Types of the Messiah. These three works illustrate the way the eminent eighteenth-century theologian developed his theory of typological exegesis, a theory that helped him to understand the relationship between the Old and New Testaments and to comprehend the correspondence between the natural and the spiritual worlds. Edwards' theories of typology have long fascinated scholars from a variety of fields and have dominated literary studies of his work. These documents illuminate Edwards' epistemology and show clearly his involvement in contemporary philosophical and exegetical trends. Introductions to the documents place Edwards' typology within the context of his period, describe his typological practices, clarify some of the complex problems posed by his ambiguous use of the types throughout his career, and discuss his philosophical defenses of typologizing against the claims of materialists, deists, and rationalists.

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 10 Volume 10: Sermons and Discourses, 1720-1723

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 10 Volume 10: Sermons and Discourses, 1720-1723

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/12/1992

This volume presents the complete texts of twenty-three sermons preached by Jonathan Edwards during the first years of his career. The sermons, which have never been printed before, document one of the least explored periods of this eminent theologian's life and thought. Fully annotated, they are accompanied by an editor's preface that combines new information with fresh readings of related texts, such as the Diary and Personal Narrative. The volume includes a general introduction that puts Edwards's thirty-five years of writing and preaching into a broad literary and historical context. Based on the study of his entire sermon corpus-including over seventy printed sermons and twelve hundred sermon manuscripts-as well as related notebooks, letters, and treatises, the introduction enables readers to understand the elaborate network of working papers through which Edwards evolved his thought, as well as the critical function of the sermon in testing and developing expression of that thought. The introduction also explores the literary context of Edwards's writing, especially relating to the theory and practice of homiletics.

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 9 Volume 9: A History of the Work of Redemption

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 9 Volume 9: A History of the Work of Redemption

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/1989

In 1739 Jonathan Edwards preached a series of thirty sermons in his church at Northampton, Massachusetts-sermons based on one scriptural passage, Isaiah 51:8. Apparently Edwards later intended to develop this discourse into a major treatise construing God's redemption of the world as the most basic doctrine of theology. Unfortunately, he died before he could undertake this project. The sermon series, however, was later transcribed and then published in Edinburgh in 1774. There were numerous editions in Britain and the United States, and it was enormously influential in popular evangelical circles of the nineteenth century. This edition presents a modern, authoritative text that firmly establishes the place of Work of Redemption in the literary and historical tradition of puritan New England. The text is based upon a new transcription of the original preaching booklets in which Edwards wrote out his sermons. In this sense, it restores an earlier and more authentic, if less polished, version of the work than the one that was edited and issued after Edwards' death. As a critical edition it presents Edwards' Redemption Discourse for the modern reader with appropriate annotations and references. This volume includes a substantial introduction that places the composition of the sermons in the context of the period and discusses the reception and influence of the many editions of the published version. The introduction also interprets the place of this particular work in Edwards' thought more generally, de-emphasizing the historical interests he has been alleged to have shown in it and emphasizing instead the ambitious theological program which it represented. Accordingly, this volume presents this major treatise in a fresh light and suggests new lines of inter-connection with other elements of his work. John F. Wilson is Agate Brown and George L. Collord Professor of Religion at Princeton University.

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 8 Volume 8: Ethical Writings

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 8 Volume 8: Ethical Writings

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/1989

This volume contains two major works of Jonathan Edwards: an unpublished text of a series of sermons he preached in 1738, known as Charity and Its Fruits, and his Two Dissertations: I. Concerning the End for Which God Created the World and II. On the Nature of True Virtue, published posthumously in 1765. Together these writings set out the principles of Edwards' ethical reflections. The text of the sermon series is drawn from three sources. The primary text is an early nineteenth-century transcription of Edwards' sermon booklets now in the Andover-Newton Theological School's collection. Passages published in Tyron Edwards' 1852 edition, and partial transcriptions by Joseph Bellamy found in three fragments among his papers, have been used where the Andover copy is incomplete. The Bellamy fragments are reproduced in their entirety in a critical appendix, along with examples showing the editor's use of the three sources in construing this definitive text for the Yale edition. End of Creation and True Virtue, intended by Edwards to be read together, are shown here to be closely related to Edwards' other writings. Paul Ramsey's introduction points out that Edwards returned again and again to these topics in his Miscellanies, where he identifies penultimate versions of both treatises and traces the development of Edwards' ideas. Thus the reader is able to follow Edwards' most profound reflections about God and the moral dimensions of his creations. This is one of the most wide-ranging theological and philosophical volumes projected in the Yale edition. The Editor's Introduction gives a systematic analysis of the theological ethics to be found in these writings and of Edwards' esteem for the splendor of common morality. Appendices exploring the moral sense school, infused virtue in Edwards and Calvin, and Edwards' belief in the never ending increase of holiness and happiness in heaven complete the volume.

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 7 Volume 7: The Life of David Brainerd

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 7 Volume 7: The Life of David Brainerd

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/1984

Edwards' Life of David Brainerd is a rare, almost forgotten document depicting life in pre-Revolutionary America during the period when religious enthusiasm swept the colonial frontier. From 1743 to 1747 Brainerd had been a missionary to the Indians. Riding alone, thousands of miles on horseback, he kept a journal of daily events that he continued until the week before he died, at the age of twenty-nine, in Edwards' house. Published in 1749, the Life of Brainerd became a spiritual classic in its own time. As the first popular biography to be published in America, it went through numerous editions and has been reprinted more frequently than has any other of Edwards' works. But what has not until now been known is that Edwards made drastic alterations in the original text. He shaped the narrative events to fit his own needs, presenting Brainerd as an example of a man who by example and deed opposed the rationalist, Arminian stance. Because the Yale edition is the first to print that portion of Brainerd's manuscript that survives, set in parallel columns with Edwards' text, these alterations can readily be discerned. This edition of The Life of David Brainerd, the first complete, fully annotated edition ever to be compiled, includes related correspondence as well as an endpaper map of Brainerd's travels. The editor's introduction describes the place of Brainerd's diary in Edwards' life and thought, and provides ample historical background.

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 6 Volume 6: Scientific and Philosophical Writings

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 6 Volume 6: Scientific and Philosophical Writings

Author: Jonathan Edwards, Perry Miller, John Edwin Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/1980

This volume contains two major manuscript notebooks of Jonathan Edwards- Natural Philosophy and The Mind -as well as a number of shorter manuscript writings connected with his scientific interests and philosophical development. Several of the shorter papers have not previously been published, notably Edwards' letter on the flying spider (hither known only in a draft version), an essay on light rays, and a brief but important set of philosophical notes written near the end of his life. Wherever possible the works have been newly transcribed from manuscript originals. Wallace Anderson has collected, edited, and presented them here in a thoroughly authentic and readable text. Each of the major works in this volume and each group of related writings are preceded by detailed discussion of manuscript sources and dates. In his introduction Anderson makes these the basis for a revised account of the chronology of Edwards' early writings and a deeper investigation of their biographical and historical context. Also included in the introduction are a new appraisal of Edwards' efforts and achievements in science and an analysis of the developmental of his philosophical views. Anderson concludes from his research that Edwards was an enthusiastic, though untrained, investigator in the Newtonian tradition and that he grappled with the major metaphysical problems raised by this tradition. The papers reveal with special clarity the fertile and inquiring mind of our leading eighteenth-century philosopher-theologian. Wallace E. Anderson is associate professor of philosophy at Ohio State University.

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 5 Volume 5: Apocalyptic Writings

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 5 Volume 5: Apocalyptic Writings

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/1977

This edition presents the first text of Jonathan Edwards' private commentary on the book of Revelation. Written over a period of thirty-five years, Edwards' notebook reveals his lifelong fascination with apocalyptic speculation (including its bizarre aspects) and his persistent conviction concerning the usefulness of the visions in the life of the Christian church. In this volume is also published the first complete edition (since the eighteenth century) of the Humble Attempt (1748)-the call for united prayer that was Edwards' response to the decline in religious fervor after the Great Awakening. In his Introduction and commentary, Stephen J. Stein examines the development of Edwards' apocalyptic interests in the light of the situation in the eighteenth century, showing also how Edwards' private judgments on the book of Revelation affected his personal and theological activity. Together the texts and the Introduction illuminate a hitherto inadequately explored facet of Edwards' religious thought. With this volume, the Yale edition of the Works of Jonathan Edwards inaugurates the publication of Edwards' major manuscripts. Here, and in subsequent volumes, the massive body of Edwards' manuscripts materials (including letter, sermons, and Miscellanies) will be made available for the first time. Stephen J. Stein is associate professor of religious studies at Indiana University.

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 4 Volume 4: The Great Awakening

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 4 Volume 4: The Great Awakening

Author: Jonathan Edwards, C. C. Goen Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/1972

Interpreting the Great Awakening of the eighteenth century was in large part the work of Jonathan Edwards; whose writings on the subject defined the revival tradition in America. Moving from sensitive descriptions of the Surprising work of God in conversion to a consuming quest for the essence of true religion, and threading his way through mounting controversies over errors in doctrine and disorders in practice, Edwards sought to locate an authentic core of evangelical experience, to define it in terms of biblical faith and psychological insight, and to defend it against both overheated zealous and rationalistic critics. The tracts that unfold his thoughts, presented here (with related correspondence ) for the first time in accurate critical texts, document a movement so significant for the American character that it has been called our national conversion. In a carefully researched introduction, C.C. Goen identifies the Arminian threat to which the Northampton pastor responded at the onset of the Awakening, and traces Edwards' understanding of vital religion as it developed in the ambiguous context of revivalism. Mr. Goen's study also illuminates little-known aspects of A Faithful Narrative and describes the haphazard way in which that important work reached its eager audience. C.C. Goen, author of Revivalism and Separatism in New England, 1740-1800 (1962), is professor of church history at the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 3 Volume 3: Original Sin

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 3 Volume 3: Original Sin

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/1970

The controversy over human deprivation which raged throughout the eighteenth century was no mere intramural squabble among theologians but an important phase of the evolution in Western man's estimate of his nature and potentialities. By the time Jonathan Edwards entered the lists to champion the hated doctrine of original sin, he saw himself as not only defending a particular dogma but also combating an increasingly dominant drift of opinion which had already engulfed much of Europe and was encroaching dangerously upon America. John Taylor's treatise was perhaps the boldest and most impressive assault on the doctrine which more than any other contradicted the Enlightenment view of man, and it haunted Edwards throughout all the pressing duties and personal hardships of the years just before and during his sojourn at Stockbridge. Ultimately, he was able to develop a thorough rebuttal of Taylor which focused on three major issues: the fact and nature of original sin, its cause and transmission, and God's responsibility for man's sinfulness. First published in 1758, The Great Christian Doctrine of Original Sin Defended went though at least 13 separate editions and was included in all collected editions of Edwards' works. The text of the first edition has now been brought into accord with the principles of the Yale Edition, making full use of all relevant manuscript materials. Mr. Holbrook's comprehensive Introduction and annotations provide detailed information about the sources, development, and reception of the work. Clyde A. Holbrook is William H. Danforth Professor of Religion at Oberlin College.

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 2 Volume 2: Religious Affections

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 2 Volume 2: Religious Affections

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/1959

This volume contains Edwards' most mature and persistent attempt to judge the validity of the religious development in eighteenth-century America known as the Great Awakening. In developing criteria for such judgment he attacked at the same time one of the fundamental questions facing all religion: how to distinguish genuine from spurious piety? The Awakening created much bitter controversy; on the one side stood the emotionalists and enthusiasts, and on the other the rationalists, for whom religion was essentially a matter of morality or good conduct and the acceptance of properly formulated doctrine. Edwards, with great analytical skill and enormous biblical learning, showed that both sides were in the wrong. He attacked both a lifeless morality as too pale as to be the essence of religion, and he rejected the excesses of a purely emotional religion more concerned for sensational effects than for the inner transformation of the self, which was, for him, the center of genuine Christianity.

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 1 Volume 1: Freedom of the Will

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 1 Volume 1: Freedom of the Will

Author: Jonathan Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/1957

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.

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