The legacy of Jonathan Edwards: American religion and the evangelical tradition

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Baker Academic, Aug 1, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 255 pages
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Three hundred years after Edwards' birth, experts on Edwards examine the vision, theology, and legacy of this theological giant. Scholars contributing essays include Harry S. Stout, George M. Marsden, Gerald McDermott, and Douglas Sweeney. The first part of the book focuses on the vision of Jonathan Edwards, discussing how Edwards understood Native American mission, preaching, and Christian spirituality. A second section looks at Edwards' theology and its relevance for contemporary church issues, including the crisis of character and open theism. The third section examines how Edwards' legacy was carried on by later church leaders. And the final section offers personal reflections by long-time Edwards scholar George S. Claghorn and a survey of the best literature on Edwards.

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D. G. Hart is academic dean and professor of church history at Westminster Theological Seminary in California. Sean Michael Lucas is archives and special collections librarian at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Stephen J. Nichols is associate professor of church history and philosophy at Lancaster Bible College.