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Nathaniel Taylor, New Haven Theology, and the Legacy of Jonathan Edwards
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Nathaniel Taylor, New Haven Theology, and the Legacy of Jonathan Edwards

Douglas A. Sweeney

Abstract

Nathaniel William Taylor (1786–1858) was arguably the most influential American theologian of his generation. Despite his tremendous national influence, however, his views were chronically misunderstood. He and his associates always declared themselves to be Edwardsian Calvinists – working in the train of “America's Augustine,” Jonathan Edwards – but very few people, then or since, have believed them. In this revisionist study, Douglas A. Sweeney examines why Taylor and his associates counted themselves Edwardsians. He explores what it meant to be an Edwardsian minister and intellectual in the ... More

Keywords: America, Calvinism, Edwardsian, Jonathan Edwards, evangelical, New England, Nathaniel William Taylor, theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195154283
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195154282.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Douglas A. Sweeney, author
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
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