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Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) was a Calvinist minister--who played a key role in the Great Awakening--and .

Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) was a Calvinist minister--who played a key role in the Great Awakening--and theologian. He wrote many works (. This volume of Edwards' works is primarily of "historical" interest now (I doubt that Tim LaHaye or Thomas Ice give much credence to Edwards' predictions, at this point); but it is very illuminating for giving one a "complete" picture of the man, the scholar, and the biblical interpreter. 4 people found this helpful.

Jonathan Edwards was the most eminent American an of his time, and a key figure in what has come to be called the First Great Awakening of the 1730s and 1740s.

Apocalyptic Writings (The Works of Jonathan Edwards Series, Volume 5). ISBN. 0300019459 (ISBN13: 9780300019452). Jonathan Edwards was the most eminent American an of his time, and a key figure in what has come to be called the First Great Awakening of the 1730s and 1740s. The only son in a family of eleven children, he entered Yale in September, 1716 when he was not yet thirteen and graduated four years later (1720) as valedictorian. He received his Masters three years later. As a youth, Edwards was unable to accept the Calvinist sovereignty of God.

This volume contains two major works of Jonathan Edwards: an unpublished text of a series of sermons he preached in 1738, know as Charity and Its Fruits, and his Two Dissertations. I. Concerning the End for Which God Created the World. On the Nature of True Virtue, published post-humously in 1765.

Apocalyptic Writings. Book in the Works of Jonathan Edwards Series)

Apocalyptic Writings. Book in the Works of Jonathan Edwards Series). Written over a period of thirty-five years, Edwards' notebook reveals his lifelong fascination with apocalyptic speculation (including its bizarre aspects) and his persistent conviction concerning the usefulness of the visions in the life of the Christian church.

Jonathan Edwards, Stephen J. Stein.

ISBN-13: 978-0300071986. Compiled by Edwards over a period of nearly thirty-five years, this text confirms the centrality of the Bible in his thought.

In 1730, Jonathan Edwards acquired a book-like, leather-bound manuscript containing an interleaved printed . He lives in Bloomington, IN. More like this.

Over the next three decades, Edwards proceeded to write in the manuscript more than five thousand notes and entries relating to biblical texts (though paradoxically he called the manuscript his Blank Bible ). Only a fraction of the entries has ever been published.

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977. Recommend this journal.

The Journal of Religion. Volume 58, Number 4 Oc. 1978. The Works of Jonathan Edwards. Vol. 5: Apocalyptic Writings. Jonathan Edwards, Stephen J.

This edition presents the first text of Jonathan Edwards’ private commentary on the book of Revelation. Written over a period of thirty-five years, Edwards’ notebook reveals his lifelong fascination with apocalyptic speculation (including its bizarre aspects) and his persistent conviction concerning the usefulness of the visions in the life of the Christian church.In this volume is also published the first complete edition (since the eighteenth century) of the Humble Attempt (1748)―the call for united prayer that was Edwards’ response to the decline in religious fervor after the Great Awakening. In his Introduction and commentary, Stephen J. Stein examines the development of Edwards’ apocalyptic interests in the light of the situation in the eighteenth century, showing also how Edwards’ private judgments on the book of Revelation affected his personal and theological activity. Together the texts and the Introduction illuminate a hitherto inadequately explored facet of Edwards’ religious thought.With this volume, the Yale edition of the Works of Jonathan Edwards inaugurates the publication of Edwards’ major manuscripts. Here, and in subsequent volumes, the massive body of Edwards’ manuscripts materials (including letter, sermons, and Miscellanies) will be made available for the first time. Stephen J. Stein is associate professor of religious studies at Indiana University.

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Levion
Great insight into a great redeemed mind!
Beazekelv
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) was a Calvinist minister---who played a key role in the Great Awakening---and theologian. He wrote many works (e.g., The Great Awakening (The Works of Jonathan Edwards Series, Volume 4)), Freedom of the Will, etc.

This handsome volume primarily contains Edwards' commentary on the Book of Revelation (so much for those modern evangelical "prophets" who claim that "biblical prophecy wasn't of interest to Christians before the 20th century").

As Edwards interprets chapters 13 and 20, the forty-two months "began in the year 606, when the pope was first seated in his chair, and was made universal bishop. They will, therefore, end about 1866..." (Pg. 129; this is arrived at by multiplying 42 [months] by 30 [days], past 606.) He comments on the "remarkable periods of time": when Abraham was called in the year of the world 2000; Solomon's temple finished in year 3000; Christ was born in 4000; and the millennium was to begin in the year 6000. (Pg. 135)

He opines that the wealth, revenue and vast incomes of the Church of Rome are the waters by which "that Babylon has been nourished and supported." The 17th and 18th chapters of Revelation speak of this wealth. (Pg. 301) He suggests that prophecy signifies that after the Reformation, "Antichrist should NEVER prevail against the church of Christ any more, as he had done before." (Pg. 383)

This volume of Edwards' works is primarily of "historical" interest now (I doubt that Tim LaHaye or Thomas Ice give much credence to Edwards' predictions, at this point); but it is very illuminating for giving one a "complete" picture of the man, the scholar, and the biblical interpreter.
Apocalyptic Writings (The Works of Jonathan Edwards Series, Volume 5) (v. 5) download epub
Bible Study & Reference
Author: Jonathan Edwards,Stephen J. Stein
ISBN: 0300019459
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Subcategory: Bible Study & Reference
Language: English
Publisher: Yale University Press (September 10, 1977)
Pages: 481 pages