After Jonathan Edwards: The Courses of the New England Theology

Paperback | August 15, 2012

EditorOliver D. Crisp, Douglas A. Sweeney

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In recent years there has been a flowering of interest in the work of Jonathan Edwards. In the last decade this has been encouraged by the publication of many previously unavailable manuscripts, in the Yale edition of Edwards' works. In the same period there has been some interest in the NewEngland theology inspired by Edwards' work, which dominated much of American theology in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. However, the interest in New England Theology has been much less pronounced than that expressed in the work of Edwards. This is strange given the influence ofNew England Theology and the ways in which the theologians of this movement developed and expressed broadly Edwardsian themes. After Jonathan Edwards offers a reassessment of the New England Theology in light of the work of Jonathan Edwards. Scholars who have made important contributions to our understanding of Edwards are brought together with scholars of New England theology and early American history to produce agroundbreaking examination of the ways in which New England Theology flourished, how themes in Edwards' thought were taken up and changed by representatives of the school, and its lasting influence on the shape of American Christianity.

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In recent years there has been a flowering of interest in the work of Jonathan Edwards. In the last decade this has been encouraged by the publication of many previously unavailable manuscripts, in the Yale edition of Edwards' works. In the same period there has been some interest in the NewEngland theology inspired by Edwards' work, w...

Oliver D. Crisp is Professor of Systematic Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. Douglas A. Sweeney is Professor of Church History and the History of Christian Thought and Director of the Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:August 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AbbreviationsList of ContributorsOliver D. Crisp and Douglas A. Sweeney: IntroductionPart One: New Light in the New World1. Mark Valeri: Jonathan Edwards, The New Divinity, and Cosmopolitan Calvinism2. Kenneth P. Minkema: Jonathan Edwards on Education and his Educational Legacy3. Allen Guelzo: After Edwards: Original Sin and Freedom of the Will4. James R. Byrd: We Can If We Will: Regeneration and Benevolence5. Oliver Crisp: The Moral Government of God: Jonathan Edwards and Joseph Bellamy on the Atonement6. Paul Helm: A Different Kind of Calvinism?: Edwardseanism Compared with Older Forms of Reformed ThoughtPart Two: Carrying the Torch7. Peter Jauhiainen: Samuel Hopkins and Hopkinsianism8. Gerald R. McDermott: Nathanael Emmons and the Decline of Edwardsean Theology9. David W. Kling: Edwards in the Second Great Awakening: The New Divinity Contributions of Edwards Dorr Griffin and Asahel Nettleton10. Douglas A. Sweeney: Taylorites and Tylerites11. Charles Phillips: Edwards Amasa Park: The Last EdwardseanPart Three: Edwardsean Light Refracted12. Charles Hambrick-Stowe: The New England Theology in New England Congregationalism13. Mark Noll: Jonathan Edwards, Edwardsean Theologies, and the Presbyterians14. Michael A. G. Haykin: Great Admirers of the Transatlantic Divinity: Some Chapters in the Story of Baptist Edwardseanism15. Michael J. McClymond: ''A German Professor Dropping into the American Forests'': British, French, and German Views of Jonathan Edwards, 1758-195716. Anri Morimoto: An Edwardsean Lost and Found: The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards in Asia17. D. G. Hart: Before the Young, Restless, and Reformed: Edwards's Appeal to Post World War II EvangelicalsDouglas A. Sweeney and Oliver D. Crisp: PostscriptIndex