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Jonathan Edwards and Scripture: Biblical Exegesis in British North America

David P. Barshinger and Douglas A. Sweeney

Abstract

Jonathan Edwards and Scripture provides a fresh look at the important, burgeoning field of Edwards and the Bible. For too long, Edwards scholars have published new research on Edwards without paying due attention to the work he took most seriously: biblical exegesis. Edwards is recognized as an innovative theologian who wielded tremendous influence on revivalism, evangelicalism, and New England theology, but what is often missed is how much time he devoted to studying and understanding the Bible. He kept voluminous notebooks on Christian Scripture and had plans for major treatises on the Bible ... More

Keywords: Jonathan Edwards, Bible, exegesis, biblical interpretation, early modern Western history, Scripture, British colonial America

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190249496
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190249496.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David P. Barshinger, editor
Editor, Crossway Books

Douglas A. Sweeney, editor
Distinguished Professor of Church History and the History of Christian Thought and Director of the Jonathan Edwards Center, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School