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Jonathan Edwards on God and Creation

Oliver D. Crisp

Abstract

Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) is widely regarded as a philosopher and theologian of the first rank, sometimes even as “America's Theologian.” This study offers a major revisionist account of his views on the relationship between God and creation, and a fresh analysis of other central issues in Edwardsian philosophical theology, such as the divine nature and attributes, the doctrine of the Trinity, and eschatology. A number of recent Edwards scholars have argued that he reconceived the doctrine of God and creation along dispositional lines—God and the world being dispositions, not substances wit ... More

Keywords: Jonathan Edwards, philosophical theology, reformed theology, metaphysics, god, creation, occasionalism, continuous creation, panentheism, divine simplicity, Trinity, theosis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199755295
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755295.001.0001

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Oliver D. Crisp, author
Fuller Theological Seminary

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