Jonathan Edwards on Beauty

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  • Copyright: 2010-02-01
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
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Jonathan Edwards was a colonial, philosophical preacher, and theologian. To many he stands as the preeminent theologian and thinker of the American tradition. This series of five books covers Edwards' life and major writings opening an accessible window into the heart and mind of the pastor-theologian. They unearth the choicest treasures of Edwards' writings and present them to lay people for discovery and personal transformation. The Essential Edwards Collection proves you do not need to be a scholar to enjoy and benefit from the writings and life from Jonathan Edwards. This volume focuses on Edwards' view of God, God's communication of beauty, and God's desire that Christians recognize His beauty both in Scripture and the world. Edwards is presented as a "God-intoxicated" man, captivated by God's glory and beauty, and committed to sharing that beauty with others.

Author Biography

OWEN STRACHAN is the Managing Director of the Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Ph.D. student in Historical Theology at TEDS. He has also served as a teaching assistant and has worked at the White House and for the presidents of Bowdoin College and Southern Seminary. Having completed internships at Capitol Hill Baptist Church and Evanston Baptist Church, Strachan is preparing to serve as a pastor-theologian in a city. He currently lives on Chicago’s North Shore with his wife, Bethany, and their daughter.

DOUG SWEENEY is professor of Church History and the History of Christian Thought and director of the Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He formerly served as a lecturer at Yale University, as an adjunct professor as Aquinas College, and as a visiting professor at both Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary. Sweeney is the author of a number of books and articles about religious history and the American theologian, Jonathan Edwards. He resides with his wife, Wilma, and their son in Lindenhurst, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Beauty of GodChapter 2. The Beauty of NatureChapter 3. The Beauty of ChristChapter 4. The Beauty of the ChurchChapter 5. The Beauty of the Trinitarian Afterlife

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