The Theology of Jonathan Edwards by Michael J. McclymondThe Theology of Jonathan Edwards by Michael J. Mcclymond

The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

byMichael J. Mcclymond, Gerald R. McDermott

Hardcover | January 25, 2012

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Scholars and laypersons alike regard Jonathan Edwards (1703-58) as North America's greatest theologian. The Theology of Jonathan Edwards is the most comprehensive survey of his theology yet produced and the first study to make full use of the recently-completed seventy-three-volume onlineedition of the Works of Jonathan Edwards. The book's forty-five chapters examine all major aspects of Edwards's thought and include in-depth discussions of the extensive secondary literature on Edwards as well as Edwards's own writings. Its opening chapters set out Edwards's historical andpersonal theological contexts. The next thirty chapters connect Edwards's theological loci in the temporally-ordered way in which he conceptualized the theological enterprise-beginning with the triune God in eternity with his angels to the history of redemption as an expression of God's innerreality ad extra, and then back to God in eschatological glory. The authors analyze such themes as aesthetics, metaphysics, typology, history of redemption, revival, and true virtue. They also take up such rarely-explored topics as Edwards's missiology, treatment of heaven and angels, sacramental thought, public theology, and views of non-Christian religions.Running throughout the volume are what the authors identify as five basic theological constituents: trinitarian communication, creaturely participation, necessitarian dispositionalism, divine priority, and harmonious constitutionalism. Later chapters trace his influence on and connections withlater theologies and philosophies in America and Europe. The result is a multi-layered analysis that treats Edwards as a theologian for the twenty-first-century global Christian community, and a bridge between the Christian West and East, Protestantism and Catholicism, conservatism and liberalism,and charismatic and non-charismatic churches.
Michael J. McClymond is Associate Professor of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University. Gerald R. McDermott is Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion at Roanoke College.
Title:The Theology of Jonathan EdwardsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:784 pages, 6.61 × 9.41 × 2.4 inPublished:January 25, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction: Historical, Cultural, and Social Contexts1. Overture to a Symphony2. Jonathan Edwards: A Theological Life3. Edwards's Intellectual Context4. Edwards's Spirituality5. The Question of Development: Did Edwards Change?Part Two: Topics in Edwards's TheologySection One: Methods and Strategies6. Beauty and Aesthetics7. Metaphysics8. Typology: Scripture, Nature, and All of Reality9. Revelation: Scripture, Tradition, and Reason10. Apologetics11. Biblical Exegesis12. The Concept of a History of RedemptionSection Two: The Triune God, the Angels, and Heaven13. God as Trinity: Father, Son, and Spirit14. The End of God in Creation15. Providence and History16. The Person and Work of Jesus Christ17. The Role of the Holy Spirit18. The Angels in the Plan of Salvation19. Heaven is a World of LoveSection Three: Theological Anthropology and Divine Grace20. The Affections and the Human Person21. Edward's Calvinism and Theology of the Covenants22. Free Will and Original Sin23. Salvation, Grace, and Faith: An Overview24. Conversion: A Divine and Supernatural Light25. Justification and Sanctification26. The Theme of Divinization27. The Theology of RevivalsSection Four: Church, Ethics, Eschatology, and Society28. The Church29. Edwards On (and In) the Ministry30. The Sacraments: Baptism and the Lord's Supper31. The Voice of the Great God: A Theology of Preaching32. Public Theology, Society, and America33. True Virtue, Christian Love, and Ethical Theory34. Edwards On (and In) Missions35. Eschatology36. Christianity and Other ReligionsPart Three: Legacies and Affinities: Edwards's Disciples and Interpreters37. Selective Readings: Edwards and the New Divinity38. Mixed Reactions: Princeton and Andover Seminaries, and Nineteenth-Century American Culture39. New Beginnings: The Twentieth Century Recovery of Edwards's Theology40. Interpretations, I: Edwards and Modern Philosophy41. Interpretations, II: Edwards and the Reformed Tradition42. Interpretations, III: Edwards and the Revival Tradition43. Interpretations, IV: Edwards and the Catholic and Orthodox Traditions44. Interpretations, V: Edwards and Contemporary Theology45. Conclusion: Edwards as a Theological BridgeIndex