Edwards on (and in) the Ministry
This chapter outlines Edwards’s views of the roles and tasks of a Christian minister. It also examines his pastorates and dismissal from the Northampton pulpit. It concludes that the written record of his preaching was unequaled for depth of thought and power of expression. On the sacraments, he clarified the traditional conception that the sacraments are for those who have committed themselves to being God’s people and their children, but made the process of application appear too intimidating. His exercise of church discipline was fearless, especially when confronting influential men over their unjust treatment of women.
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