Jonathan Edwards on Beauty (Essential Edwards Collection)
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...
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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
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.
Beauty is hard to describe, but easy to identify. It resides in expected and unexpected places in our world. Beauty is present in our world in a variety of forms. Yet while the average person might think about the reality of beauty from time to time, few people would think about the source of beauty. Where does beauty come from? Why is it here?
Several hundred years ago Jonathan Edwards did some thinking of his own on this difficult subject. This volume explores his meditation on the subject and lays out a Christian framework for understanding and experiencing the beauty God has planted in His world.
Edwards found in the study of beauty the person of God. Where Edwards saw beautiful images and acts, he saw a representation, a small picture, of a reality too great to comprehend, a God too majestic to adequately adore. He sets in motion a path of glory that begins with the Lord, moves to creation, continues to the incarnation of Christ, moves to the church, and ascends to the glory of heaven, where the Holy Trinity dwells.
Easily accessible and readable, you do not need to be a scholar to enjoy these insights about Jonathan Edwards and his writings.
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 Beauty Of God</p><p>chapter 2. The Beauty Of Nature</p><p>chapter 3. The Beauty Of Christ</p><p>chapter 4. The Beauty Of The Church</p><p>chapter 5. The Beauty Of The Trinitarian Afterlife</p></div>