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Jonathan Edwards and the Church

Rhys S. Bezzant


This book, the first ever written on Jonathan Edwards’s ecclesiology, places his developing views in the context of his tumultuous ministry as a pastor. Drawing on Reformation foundations and his Puritan background, Edwards refreshes our understanding of the church by connecting it to a nuanced interpretation of revival, allowing for a dynamic view of the place of church in history and for new thinking about its institutional structure. Indeed, the church in Edwards’s writing has an exalted status as the bride of Christ, joined to him forever, though in the meantime united visibly in its sacra ... More

Keywords: Church, Ecclesiology, Jonathan Edwards, Puritanism, Revivals, Sacraments, Evangelicalism, Reformed thought

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199890309
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890309.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rhys S. Bezzant, author
Jonathan Edwards Center Australia, Ridley College Melbourne

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