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Jonathan Edwards
Philsophical Theologian

ISBN 9781138711341
Published November 6, 2019 by Routledge
182 Pages

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Book Description

This title was first published in 2003. It has often been claimed that Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) was America's greatest philosopher and theologian. From literary criticism of his sermons to philosophical assessments of his metaphysics, there has been a burgeoning industry in Edwardsian studies, but there has been no one place where an exploration of the theology and philosophy of Edwards has been brought together. 2003 marks the tercentenary date of the birth of Jonathan Edwards. This book draws together specially-commissioned contributions from philosophers and theologians from the USA and UK, to present new analytic philosophical and theological thinking on Edwards in a way that reflects Edwards' own concerns, as well as those current in the academy.

Table of Contents

1 Jonathan Edwards on Hell 2 Jonathan Edwards and the Doctrine of Hell 3 Edwards on Free Will 4 A Forensic Dilemma: John Locke and Jonathan Edwards on Personal Identity 5 How 'Occasional' was Edwards's Occasionalism? 6 The Master Argument of The Nature of True Virtue 7 Does Jonathan Edwards Use a Dispositional Ontology? A Response to Sang Hyun Lee 8 'One Alone Cannot be Excellent': Edwards on Divine Simplicity 9 Jonathan Edwards, John Henry Newman and non-Christian Religions 10 Salvation as Divinization: Jonathan Edwards, Gregory Palamas and the Theological Uses of Neoplatonism

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Oliver D. Crisp (Author) ,  Paul Helm (Edited by)