Piety Versus Moralism: The Passing of the New England Theology from Edwards to Taylor
This book represents the history of the New England theology from 1750 to 1830, revealing a significant conflict of attitudes and ideals involved in the decline of orthodoxy and the rise of the modern spirit in religion. It follows the course of theological discussion from Jonathan Edwards to Nathaniel W. Taylor, in whom liberalism triumphed. It shows how and why historical Christianity became unpalatable and unreasonable to the cultured in New England, how a great spirit was lost with the passing of the Edwardean theology, and how a new Christianity appeared in the place of the old. The author gives some clues to the source and nature of the weaknesses in present-day religious thought and makes a timely contribution to the launching of that reconstruction in Protestant theology, which is, admittedly, very much needed.
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CHAPTER IMPIETY AND MORALS
REFORM WITHOUT REGENERATION
THE WANING GLORY OF GOD
SINNERs AND SAINTS IN FULL COMMUNION
THE FATE OF THE DAMNED 1 31
THE WRATH OF GOD AND THE CROSS OF CHRIST
THE UNITARIAN REvoLT
1hid Adam agency Arminian Atonement became believe Bellamy Bellamyís benevolence Boston Calvinism Calvinistic cause Channing character Charles Chauncy Chauncy Christ Christian church conception conﬂict controversy covenant of grace damnation deﬁnition depravity difﬁculty distinction divine divine grace doctrine Emmons England England Theology eternal external covenant fact faith Father ﬁnd ﬁre ﬁrst glory Godís godliness Gospel Half-way Covenant happiness Hart heart heaven hell Holy Spirit Hopkins human Ibid Ihid inﬁnite inﬁnite evil inﬂuence Jonathan Edwards Joseph Bellamy Lordís Supper manís mankind matter Mayhew ment metaphysical mind moral agents moral government motive Nathanael Emmons Nathaniel W nature necessity ness obedience opponents original sin orthodox piety principle punishment reﬂection regeneration religion righteousness salvation Samuel Samuel West saved scheme Scriptures self-love selﬁshness sense Sermon signiﬁcance sinful sinner sufﬁcient Taylor theology theory things tion total depravity tritheism true virtue truth Tyler Unitarian unregenerate vindicated volition wisdom