Jonathan Edwards and the Metaphysics of Sin

Jonathan Edwards and the Metaphysics of Sin

In the last half century there has been a resurgence of interest in Edwards' work from historians, theologians and philosophers, aided by the publication of the Yale edition of Edwards' Works.

Author: Oliver D. Crisp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351924887

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is widely regarded as America's greatest philosopher-theologian. In the last half century there has been a resurgence of interest in Edwards' work from historians, theologians and philosophers, aided by the publication of the Yale edition of Edwards' Works. Edwards' thinking on sin has long been a mystery to scholars trying to fit his thought into the traditional categories of Reformed theology. What this study shows is that Edwards' theory of sin was an original contribution to philosophical theology, which can only be understood when read on its own terms as a philosophical theory about the nature of sin, its origin and transmission. This constitutes a substantial contribution to the literature on Edwards and, more broadly, to philosophical theology in general.
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Jonathan Edwards and the Metaphysics of Sin

Jonathan Edwards and the Metaphysics of Sin

Edwards' thinking on sin has long been a mystery to scholars trying to fit his thought into the traditional categories of Reformed theology.

Author: Oliver Crisp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0754638960

Category: Religion

Page: 146

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Edwards' thinking on sin has long been a mystery to scholars trying to fit his thought into the traditional categories of Reformed theology. This study shows that Edwards' theory of sin was an original contribution to philosophical theology, which can only be understood when read on its own terms as a philosophical theory about the nature of sin, its origin, and its transmission.
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The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

52 Gerstner complains that “sufficient grace” in this situation is a contradiction in terms, and Edwards's attempt to resolve the ... Oliver Crisp, Jonathan Edwards and the Metaphysics of Sin (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2005), 25, 64, 68.

Author: Michael J. McClymond

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199791682

Category: Religion

Page: 704

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Winner of the 2013 Christianity Today Book Award for Theology/Ethics Scholars and laypersons alike regard Jonathan Edwards (1703-58) as North America's greatest theologian. The Theology of Jonathan Edwards is the most comprehensive survey of his theology yet produced and the first study to make full use of the recently-completed seventy-three-volume online edition of the Works of Jonathan Edwards. The book's forty-five chapters examine all major aspects of Edwards's thought and include in-depth discussions of the extensive secondary literature on Edwards as well as Edwards's own writings. Its opening chapters set out Edwards's historical and personal theological contexts. The next thirty chapters connect Edwards's theological loci in the temporally-ordered way in which he conceptualized the theological enterprise-beginning with the triune God in eternity with his angels to the history of redemption as an expression of God's inner reality ad extra, and then back to God in eschatological glory. The authors analyze such themes as aesthetics, metaphysics, typology, history of redemption, revival, and true virtue. They also take up such rarely-explored topics as Edwards's missiology, treatment of heaven and angels, sacramental thought, public theology, and views of non-Christian religions. Running throughout the volume are what the authors identify as five basic theological constituents: trinitarian communication, creaturely participation, necessitarian dispositionalism, divine priority, and harmonious constitutionalism. Later chapters trace his influence on and connections with later theologies and philosophies in America and Europe. The result is a multi-layered analysis that treats Edwards as a theologian for the twenty-first-century global Christian community, and a bridge between the Christian West and East, Protestantism and Catholicism, conservatism and liberalism, and charismatic and non-charismatic churches.
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Approaching Jonathan Edwards

Approaching Jonathan Edwards

Virtue Reformed: Rereading Jonathan Edwards's Ethics (2005)81 focuses on Edwards's ethics; Oliver Crisp's Jonathan Edwards and the Metaphysics of Sin (2005)82 evaluates the metaphysical underpinnings of Edwards's analysis of sin.

Author: Carol Ball

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317179986

Category: Religion

Page: 218

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Exploring the inner motivations of one of America’s greatest religious thinkers, this book analyses the ways in which Jonathan Edwards' intense personal piety and deep experience of divine sovereignty drove an introverted intellectual along a course that would eventually develop into a mature and respected public intellectual. Throughout his life, the tension between his innately contemplative nature and the active demands of public office was a constant source of internal and public strife for Edwards. Approaching Jonathan Edwards offers a new theoretical approach to the study of Edwards, with an emphasis on his writing activity as the key strategy in shaping his legacy. Tracing Edwards’ strategic self-fashioning of his persona through the many conflicts in which he was engaged, the critical turning points in his life, and his strategies for managing conflicts and crises, Carol Ball concludes that Edwards found his place as a superlative contemplative apologist and theorist of experiential spirituality.
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Reading Jonathan Edwards

Reading Jonathan Edwards

Review of Jonathan Edwards and the Bible, by Robert E. Brown. ... 4 Clark, Stephen M. “Jonathan Edwards: The Assurance of Salvation and the Care of the Church. ... 6 Crisp, Oliver D. Jonathan Edwards and the Metaphysics of Sin.

Author: M.X. Lesser

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802862433

Category: Reference

Page: 691

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This compilation of reader response to Jonathan Edwards, spanning 276 years, includes a reprint of two earlier works ? Jonathan Edwards: A Reference Guide (1981) and Jonathan Edwards: An Annotated Bibliography (1994) ? and the publication of a third, a gathering of commentary from 1994 to 2005. Nearly 140 essays have been added to the first and second works, while the last new gathering ? which includes a celebration of the tercentenary of Edwards??'s birth ? adds another 700 to the whole. The text preserves the pattern of arranging items alphabetically within a given year and of recording cross-references. Essays in a collection are annotated serially rather than alphabetically. Each of the three sections is self-contained with an introduction and annotated bibliography of its own. Adding to the immense value of this work to Edwards scholars are the chronology of Edwards??'s works, listed by date and by short and long title, which precedes the entire work, and the three comprehensive indexes ? of authors and titles, of subjects, and additions to the previous volumes.
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Jonathan Edwards and the Church

Jonathan Edwards and the Church

Edwards himself concisely states: “as God designedly orders his own conduct, and its connected consequences, it must necessarily be, ... See also Oliver Crisp, Jonathan Edwards and the Metaphysics of Sin (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2005), ...

Author: Rhys S. Bezzant

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199890309

Category: History

Page: 314

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Though Edwards spent most of his life working in local churches, and saw himself primarily as a pastor, his own views on the theology of the church have never been explored in depth. This book presents Edwards's views on ecclesiology by tracking the development of his convictions during the course of his tumultuous career. Drawing on Reformation foundations and the Puritan background of his ministry, Edwards refreshes our understanding of the church by connecting it to a nuanced interpretation of revival, allowing a dynamic view of the place of church in history and new thinking about its institutional structure. Indeed in Edwards's writing the church has an exalted status as the bride of Christ, joined to him forever. Building on the recent completion of the works of Jonathan Edwards, and material newly published online, this book, the first ever on Edwards's ecclesiology, demonstrates his commitment to corporate Christian experience shaped by theological convictions and his aspirations towards the visibility and unity of the Christian church. In a final section, Bezzant discusses topics relating to ecclesiology (such as hymnody, discipline, and polity), that occupied Edwards throughout his ministry. Edwards preached a Gospel concerned with God's purposes for the world, so it is the growth of the church, not merely the conversion of individuals, that is the necessary fruit of his preaching. The church in the West is rediscovering the importance of ecclesiology as it emerges from its Christendom constraints. Edwards's struggle to understand the church and its place within God's cosmic design is a case study that helps us to appreciate the church in the modern world.
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The Oxford Handbook of Jonathan Edwards

The Oxford Handbook of Jonathan Edwards

More often than not , scholars see elements in Edwards's doctrine of sin that fascinate them , even as they find his argument as a whole wanting . Crisp is a good example : he concludes ... Jonathan Edwards and the Metaphysics of Sin .

Author: Douglas A. Sweeney

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198754060

Category: Philosophy

Page: 624

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This Handbook offers a state-of-the-art summary of scholarship on Jonathan Edwards by a diverse, international, and inter-disciplinary group of active Edwards scholars.
Categories: Philosophy

The Covenant Theology of Jonathan Edwards

The Covenant Theology of Jonathan Edwards

Edwards addresses this question in The Great Christian Doctrine of Original Sin Defended ... 2:207–20; Murray, Imputation; Crisp, Jonathan Edwards and the Metaphysics of Sin; Gerstner, Rational Biblical Theology, 2:323–34. 759.

Author: Paul J. Hoehner

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725281585

Category: Religion

Page: 362

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As a theologian in the Reformed tradition, covenant theology was for Jonathan Edwards the internal scaffolding that gave shape to the biblical story of redemption. The establishment of the eternal rule of righteousness as the basis of the believer's communion with God and eternal happiness is a central theme beginning with the Covenant of Works, grounded in the eternal Covenant of Redemption, and culminating in the Covenant of Grace. It is the basis for the law-gospel distinction in Edwards and the early architects of federal theology. For the "God intoxicated" New England Puritan preacher, this was no dry academic exercise. Rather, it was a joyous and affectionate discovery and embrace of what God had ordained in eternity, what Christ accomplished in history on the cross, and what the Holy Spirit is doing and will complete in the church. This study grew out of current discussions in Reformed scholarship questioning aspects of traditional covenant theology. As a key transitional figure in the history of Reformed theology, Edwards's thinking is still relevant. The richness and depth of Edwards's vision of redemptive history provides a clear and comprehensive understanding of his Reformed soteriology and the role of evangelical obedience in justification.
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Jonathan Edwards as Contemporary

Jonathan Edwards as Contemporary

See Sang Hyun Lee , The Philosophical Theology of Jonathan Edwards , expanded edition ( Princeton : Princeton University Press , 2000 ) , 54 , 63 [ hereafter ... See also idem , Jonathan Edwards and the Metaphysics of Sin ( Aldershot ...

Author: Don Schweitzer

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433110148

Category: Philosophy

Page: 292

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"Bibliography of the works of Sang Hyun Lee on Jonathan Edwards" --P.
Categories: Philosophy