Jonathan Edwards and the American Experience by Nathan O. Hatch

Jonathan Edwards and the American Experience

EditorNathan O. Hatch, Harry S. Stout

Paperback | April 30, 1999

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Universally recognized as a seminal figure in American intellectual history, Jonathan Edwards has been the focus of considerable scholarly attention in a variety of academic disciplines, including religion, history, literature, and philosophy. Because these disciplines discuss him in relationto different intellectual traditions, Edwards scholarship remains segmented. This volume represents the first attempt to provide a synthetic vision of Edwards and his contributions to American culture. Its fifteen previously unpublished essays present the best contemporary literary, historical,theological, and philosophical thinking on Edwards, locating him in his full historical context and demonstrating the continuity of his influence. Together, they provide the fullest account to date of his role in the development of the American consciousness. This volume is the first attempt toprovide a synthetic vision of Edwards and his contribution to the development of the American consciousness. Fifteen previously unpublished essays present the best contemporary literary, historical, theological, and philosophical thinking on Edwards, locating him in his full historical context anddemonstrating the continuity of his influence.

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Nathan O. Hatch is at University of Notre Dame. Harry S. Stout is at Yale University.
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Title:Jonathan Edwards and the American ExperienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8.27 × 5.51 × 0.83 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195060776

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This volume is the first to provide a synthetic vision of Edwards and his contribution to the development of the American consciousness. Fifteen previously unpublished essays present the best contemporary literary, historical, theological, and philosophical thinking on Edwards, locating him in his full historical context and demonstrating the continuity of his influence.

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"Noted authors whose disciplines range from history to religion to literature attempt to describe Jonathan Edwards's hold on the American imagination and to place his career in the context of his predecessors, contemporaries, and successors....This excellent work belongs in any academiclibrary emphasizing American studies or religion."--Library Journal