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Jonathan Edwards For Armchair Theologians (Armchair Theologians Series)

Paperback|Oct 2008
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This witty and illuminating volume introduces the life and writings of the great American theologian^and preacher Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758). The most widely studied figure in American religious history^and an iconic figure of the American colonial period, Edwards is well known...


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This witty and illuminating volume introduces the life and writings of the great American theologian^and preacher Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758). The most widely studied figure in American religious history^and an iconic figure of the American colonial period, Edwards is well known and highly regarded as^a stalwart defender of Calvinist theology and his Puritan heritage. As James P. Byrd deftly reveals, however,^Edwards was also a brilliant thinker and passionate pastor who wrestled continuously with the most^important issue of his time: the relationship between faith and reason. Exploring his life, most important^writings, and enduring legacies, Jonathan Edwards for Armchair Theologians provides an engaging^overview of a man far more complex and multifaceted than most understand.
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This witty and illuminating volume introduces the life and writings of the great American theologian and preacher Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758). The most widely studied figure in American religious history and an iconic figure of the American colonial period, Edwards is well known and highly regarded as a stalwart defender of Calvinist theology and his Puritan heritage. As James P. Byrd deftly reveals, however, Edwards was also a brilliant thinker and passionate pastor who wrestled continuously with the most important issue of his time: the relationship between faith and reason.


Written by experts but designed for the novice, the Armchair series provides accurate, concise, and witty overviews of some of the most profound moments and theologians in Christian history. These books are essential supplements for first-time encounters with primary texts, lucid refreshers for scholars and clergy, and enjoyable reads for the theologically curious.


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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 280267
  • Product Code 9780664231996
  • ISBN 0664231993
  • EAN 9780664231996
  • Pages 200
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication Date Oct 2008
  • Dimensions 203 x 127 x 111mm
  • Weight 0.505kg

James P Byrd (Jr)

James P. Byrd is Associate Dean for the Graduate Department of Religion and Assistant Professor ofAmerican Religious History at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of The Challenges of RogerWilliams: Religious Liberty, Violent Persecution, and the Bible and Jonathan Edwards for Armchair Theologians.
Koorong-Editorial Review.

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