Jonathan Edwards, the central figure in New England's first Great Awakening, offers here his most detailed description of the signs--true and false--if revival, while highlighting the role truly balanced emotions play within the Christian life. He takes a long, hard look at the evidence of true conversion--the fruit that comes from living like Christ. It is not enough to do "Christian" things for without an authentic, selfless service motivated by the Holy Spirit, our works are empty.
Hailed by even secular analysts as the greatest philosophical mind ever to grace the American scene, Edwards shows that the sinner's will is most certainly not free, and that God must intervene if the soul is ever to choose what is good. Although Edwards intended this book to be an evangelistic tool, it is perhaps his most important work theologically and philosophically. This book annihilated false views of the will that prevailed in his century and in ours as well. Pelagianism certainly has a death grip on the modern church, but this book will help to loosen its hold through sound reasoning and biblical exegesis.
"This is the most important theological book ever published in America." -R.C. Sproul, Ligonier Ministries
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