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9780190687496

Edwards the Exegete Biblical Interpretation and Anglo-Protestant Culture on the Edge of the Enlightenment

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    9780190687496

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    0190687495

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-07-14
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Scholars have long recognized that Jonathan Edwards loved the Bible, but preoccupation with his roles in Western "public" life and letters has eclipsed the significance of his biblical exegesis. In Edwards the Exegete, Douglas A. Sweeney fills this lacuna, exploring Edwards' exegesis and its significance for Christian thought and intellectual history.

As Sweeney shows, throughout Edwards' life the lion's share of his time was spent wrestling with the words of holy writ. After reconstructing Edwards' lost exegetical world and describing his place within it, Sweeney summarizes his four main approaches to the Bible-canonical, Christological, redemptive-historical, and pedagogical-and analyzes his work on selected biblical themes that illustrate these four approaches, focusing on material emblematic of Edwards' larger interests as a scholar. Sweeney compares Edwards' work to that of his most frequent interlocutors and places it in the context of the history of exegesis, challenging commonly held notions about the state of Christianity in the age of the Enlightenment.

Edwards the Exegete offers a novel guide to the theologian's exegetical work, clearing a path that other specialists are sure to follow. Sweeney's significant reassessment of Edwards' place in the Enlightenment makes a major contribution to Edwards studies, eighteenth-century studies, the history of exegesis, the theological interpretation of Scripture, and homiletics.

Author Biography


Douglas A. Sweeney is Professor of Church History and the History of Christian Thought, Chair of the Department, and Director of the Jonathan Edwards Center at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has published widely on Edwards, early modern Protestant thought, and the history of evangelicalism. His books include two volumes in the Yale Edition of The Works of Jonathan Edwards (1999, 2004), Nathaniel Taylor, New Haven Theology, and the Legacy of Jonathan Edwards (2003), and The American Evangelical Story: A History of the Movement (2005). He is on the editorial board of Jonathan Edwards Studies.

Table of Contents


Preface

PART ONE: PROLEGOMENA
Chapter One: The Biblical World of Jonathan Edwards
Chapter Two: The Character of Scripture--and of Its Best Interpreters

PART TWO: A CANON OF SCRIPTURE
Chapter Three: The Harmony of the Old and New Testament
Chapter Four: A Priest Forever After the Order of Melchisedec

PART THREE: A CRADLE OF CHRIST
Chapter Five: The Excellency of Christ
Chapter Six: Let Him Kiss Me with the Kisses of His Mouth

PART FOUR: A SACRED RECORD OF REDEMPTION
Chapter Seven: The Grand Design of God
Chapter Eight: Things Which Must Shortly Come to Pass

PART FIVE: A GUIDE TO FAITH AND LIFE
Chapter Nine: The Importance and Advantage of a Thorough Knowledge of Divine Truth
Chapter Ten: Accounted as One by the Judge

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