Jonathan Edwards and the Limits of Enlightenment Philosophy by Leon ChaiJonathan Edwards and the Limits of Enlightenment Philosophy by Leon Chai

Jonathan Edwards and the Limits of Enlightenment Philosophy

byLeon Chai

Hardcover | May 1, 1998

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Jonathan Edwards has most often been considered in the context of the Puritanism of New England. In many ways, however, he was closer to the thinkers of the European Enlightenment. In this book. Leon Chai explores that connection, analyzing Edwards' thought in light of a number of the issuesthat preoccupied such Enlightenment figures as Locke, Descartes, Malebranche, and Leibniz. The book comprises three parts, each of which begins with a detailed analysis of a crucial passage from a classic Enlightenment text, and then turns to a major theological work of Jonathan Edwards' in whichthe same issue is explored.
Leon Chai is at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Title:Jonathan Edwards and the Limits of Enlightenment PhilosophyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9.09 × 6.18 × 0.98 inPublished:May 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195120094

ISBN - 13:9780195120097

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"What seems most original is Chai's using Edwards to mount not a celebration but a critique of the Enlightenment--"the limits of Enlightenment Philosophy"--and thus to call into question what most Americanists take utterly for granted." --Early American Literature