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Understanding Jonathan EdwardsAn Introduction to America's Theologian$
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Gerald R. McDermott

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195373431

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373431.001.0001

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Edwards and the Bible

Edwards and the Bible

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(p.63) 5 Edwards and the Bible
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Understanding Jonathan Edwards
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Douglas A. Sweeney (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373431.003.0006

This chapter emphasizes the importance of the Bible in Edwards’s life, thought, and work. It catalogues the wide range of Edwards’s biblical writings and details Edwards’s theological understanding of Scripture. It explains Edwards’s doctrine of divine revelation. And the chapter outlines Edwards’s methods of interpreting the Bible, examining them in light of the long history of exegesis and commending them in revised form to readers of Scripture today.

Keywords:   Bible, theology, revelation, exegesis, biblical hermeneutics

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