Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Jonathan Edwards: The American St. Augustine

Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758), Colonial American, preacher and theologian of the Puritan tradition; known as one of the greatest and most profound American evangelical theologians. He was also a key and intricate figure in the Great Awakening (1739-1740), together with George Whitefield.

The impact of his life and teachings are still felt and changing lives even today, some 300 years later! Want to know why? Want to know more about Jonathan Edwards, his thoughts and theology? The following are just a few resources for you to wade through.

Enjoy the journey!

Pastor and author John Piper, a big fan of Jonathan Edwards, has spoken and written about this great giant of the faith. In 1988, he first delivered his lecture, Jonathan Edwards: The Pastor as Theologian, as part of his Men of Whom The World Was Not Worthy series, lectures originally delivered during his annual Bethlehem Conference for Pastors.

He’s also written a number of books highlighting Edwards’ teachings, including:

A God Entranced Vision of All Things: The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards, John Piper & Justin Taylor (Editors).

This book is a composite of 10 essays highlighting different aspects of Jonathan Edwards' life and legacy, and shows how his teachings are just as relevant today as they were three centuries ago. Contributors include: J.I. Packer, Mark Dever, and Mark Talbot.

Good News Publishers is pleased to make available for free download the full text of this book for personal use. Please note that the text is copyrighted, however.

Contributors, Acknowledgments, and Introduction
Part One: The Life and Legacy of Edwards
Part Two: Lessons from Edwards's Life and Thought
Part Three: Expositions of Edwards's Major Theological Works
Appendixes and A Note on Resources

Particularly note Chapter 1, A God-Entranced Vision of All Things: Why We Need Jonathan Edwards 300 Years Later

Works of Jonathan Edwards, FREE (.pdf format)

A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections (231 pages)
Freedom of the Will (157 pages)
Treatise on Grace (html format)
The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Volume One (2184 pages)
The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Volume Two (2284 pages)

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, 2 Volumes
CBD Price: $54.99 (Retail $119.95)

Books about Jonathan Edwards:

Jonathan Edwards: A New Biography, by Iain Murray
God's Passion for His Glory, by John Piper
Jonathan Edwards: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought, by Stephen Nichols & Samuel Logan
Jonathan Edwards: A Life, by George Marsden
The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards: American Religion and the Evangelical Tradition, by Craig Larson, D.G. Hart, Stephen Nichols, eds.

Everything you've ever wanted on Jonathan Edwards, at


At 8/05/2006 3:46 AM, Blogger Michael McClenahan said...

We are also trying to do our bit:


Michael McClenahan
The Jonathan Edwards Center
Yale University

At 8/05/2006 8:38 AM, Blogger TSHusker said...

Absolutely, Michael! You guys have a wealth of resources and information on Edwards, and you'll note that I have placed a link button/box to your site over on the right sidebar, toward the bottom.

Blessings of your work.

Doctrine Matters

At 10/08/2006 7:18 PM, Blogger Tim said...

Did I mention that this guy is my homeboy?

Homeboy #5

Check out the Jonathan Edwards is my homeboy t-shirt


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