Catalogues of books

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Yale University Press, Oct 2, 2008 - Congregational churches - 496 pages

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.

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Abbrev1at1ons and Symbols
Account Book
The Hampshire Association of Ministers Library
Register of Persons to Whom Edwards Lent Books
General Index
Index of B1bl1cal Passages

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About the author (2008)

Peter J. Thuesen is associate professor of religious studies at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis and and co-editor, Religion and American Culture. He lives in Indianapolis.

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