Christian Love and It's Fruit

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Sovereign Grace Publishers,, Dec 1, 2000 - Religion - 188 pages
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Contents

Love is the Sum of All Virtue
1
Love is More Excellent Than the Gifts of the Spirit
13
All is in Vain Without Love
25
Love Disposes Us to Bear Injuries from Others
33
Love Disposes Us to Do Good
47
Love is Inconsistent with an Envious Spirit
55
The Spirit of Love is an Humble Spirit
63
The Spirit of Love the Opposite of a Selfish Spirit
77
The Spirit of Love the Opposite of a Censorious Spirit
100
All True Grace in the Heart Tends to Hold Practice
108
Love is Willing to Undergo All Sufferings
122
All the Graces of Christianity Are Connected
130
Love Will Not Be Overthrown by Opposition
138
The Holy Spirit to be Forever to Us in Divine Love
147
Heaven A World of Love
156
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The Spirit of Love the Opposite of an Angry Spirit
91

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In 1716 Edwards was admitted to Yale at the remarkable age of thirteen. After he graduated in 1722, he spent four years there pursuing theological interests, teaching, and completing his master's degree. In 1727 ,Edwards complied with his grandfather's request and traveled to Northhampton, Massachusetts to be his assistant in his church. A committed scholar of John Calvin and the early Puritan theologians, as well as of the writings of John Locke and Isaac Newton, Edwards pursued a theology founded on two seemingly contradictory themes---a desire to return to the Calvinist tradition, as well as a desire to include the insights of contemporary Enlightenment philosophy. While Edwards's theological formulations were not completely developed until the 1750s, his lifetime pursuit of these ideas profoundly influenced the Puritan period of religious revival known as the Great Awakening. Though Edwards's provocative theology and sermons occasionally invoked fire and brimstone, as in the famous Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God (1741), his sermons generally moved parishioners to faith through the employment of positive imagery, as in God Glorified in Man's Dependence (1731). In spite of his successes during the Great Awakening, Edwards was ultimately involved in a controversy that led to his dismissal at the Northhampton parish in 1750. Viewed as too progressive by a faction of the church known as the Old Lights, Edwards stepped down after delivering his famous Farewell Sermon (1750), in which he declared that God would ultimately determine whether Edwards had been right or wrong

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