Jonathan Edwards Lover of God (Essential Edwards Collection)
This volume of the Essential Edwards Collection tells the story of Jonathan's life and the important events that shaped his faith and views on God and salvation. It is a biographical and contextual look at the man credited for starting...
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This volume of the Essential Edwards Collection tells the story of Jonathan's life and the important events that shaped his faith and views on God and salvation. It is a biographical and contextual look at the man credited for starting the First Great Awakening.
OWEN STRACHANis 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 Chicagors"s North Shore with his wife, Bethany, and their daughter. DOUG SWEENEYis 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.
Jonathan Edwards stands tall in America's historical memory. A great philosopher, a great preacher, a great theologian. Edwards was a complex and gifted person, one who defies easy characterization. He intimidates us, and we distance ourselves from him because at the most fundamental level, he's just not like us.
It is of course true that Jonathan Edwards was a combination of many rare things: an exceptional intellectual, a masterly preacher, a cavernous theologian, a devoted husband and father, a college president, and much more. But all of these roles flowed out of one simple and essential reality: Jonathan Edwards was a Christian. He was a believer who followed Jesus Christ in repentant faith. He loved God, and he sought to live for Him.
This book celebrates the unique life and ministry of Jonathan Edwards. It peels back the cover of his life, to show us what a life devoted to our sovereign Lord can look like. It causes us to use our own God-given gifts for the salvation of sinners, the strengthening of God's church, and the glory of God. You do not need to be a scholar to enjoy and benefit from the story and rich lessons about Edwards' life.
Douglas A. Sweeney (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) 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 has written numerous books and articles about religious history and Jonathan Edwards. He is the coeditor of The Sermons of Jonathan Edwards: A Reader (Yale University Press) and Nathaniel Taylor, New Haven Theology, and the Legacy of Jonathan Edwards (Oxford University Press).
He has recently authored Jonathan Edwards and the Ministry of the Word: A Model of Faith and Thought and The American Evangelical Story: A History of the Movement.
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Owen Strachan is the Managing Director of the Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Strachan is a PhD student in Historical Theology at TEDS. He has worked for the Commissioner of the Maine Department of Labor, 9Marks Ministries, the White House, the US Department of State and the presidents of Bowdoin College and Southern Seminary. Strachan was a history major at Bowdoin College and completed an MDiv in biblical and theological studies at Southern Seminary. He was a teaching assistant for the SBTS president and a research assistant for professors of history, literature, and theology. With Doulas Sweeney, Strachan is writing five books for Moody Press on the life and thought of Jonathan Edwards (The Essential Edwards Collection, out in early winter 2010).
A member of Crossway Community Church, Strachan lives in Highland Park, IL with his wife, Bethany and his daughter, Ella Rose. He hopes to serve as a pastor-theologian
- <div><p>chapter 1. The Happiness Of A Christian Home</p><p>chapter 2. The Joys Of New Birth, Meditation, And Action</p><p>chapter 3. The Trials And Joys Of Young Adulthood</p><p>chapter 4. The God Of Grace And Word Of Light</p><p>chapter 5. The Extraordinary Work Of The Spirit Of God</p><p>chapter 6. Discovering The Unseen Realm</p><p>chapter 7. The Loss Of One Work And Beginning Of Another</p><p>chapter 8. Crafting A Legacy Of Faith</p></div>