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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 Biblical Typology

Edwards and Biblical Typology

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(p.91) 7 Edwards and Biblical Typology
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Understanding Jonathan Edwards
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Fabiny Tibor

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373431.003.0008

Jonathan Edwards developed a highly original form of biblical typology (or figuralism). This chapter first defines what biblical typology means; then shows that Edwards’s famous sermon “The Excellency of Christ” is surprisingly similar to what he wrote about typology in his 1992 book—before he became aware of Edwards’s sermon. The chapter discusses Edwards’s view of beauty, which underlies his typology, and the uniqueness of Edwards’s typology. It highlights Edwards’s innovations in typology, showing how Edwards echoes Luther, Shakespeare, and the metaphysical poets, and speaks to the relevance of Edwards’s typology for the contemporary reader.

Keywords:   biblical typology, figuralism, beauty, Luther, Shakespeare

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