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It this timely, witty, and informative look at Edwards, James Byrd reveals Edwards life and ministry, but also probes more deeply into Edwards theology and explores its themes, and unique contributions to Reformed theology and Christianity in America. This book serves as an excellent introduction to Edwards and is ideal for anyone who wishes to learn more about theology or this iconic American figure.
Number of Pages: 200
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2008
|Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.00 (inches)|
Series: Armchair Theologians
Calvin: Commentaries--Library of Christian ClassicsJohn CalvinWestminster John Knox Press / 2006 / Trade Paperback$22.29 Retail:
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This witty and illuminating volume introduces the life and writings of the great American theologian and preacher Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758). The most widely studied figure in American religious history and an iconic figure of the American colonial period, Edwards is well known and highly regarded as a stalwart defender of Calvinist theology and his Puritan heritage. As James P. Byrd deftly reveals, however, Edwards was also a brilliant thinker and passionate pastor who wrestled continuously with the most important issue of his time: the relationship between faith and reason.
Written by experts but designed for the novice, the Armchair series provides accurate, concise, and witty overviews of some of the most profound moments and theologians in Christian history. These books are essential supplements for first-time encounters with primary texts, lucid refreshers for scholars and clergy, and enjoyable reads for the theologically curious.