By Revd Dr McClenahan Michael
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is broadly considered as North America's such a lot influential theologian. through the early many years of his ministry he engaged in a public and sustained debate with 'Arminian' theology, a campaign that contributed considerably to the occasions of the nice Awakening.
This publication investigates the contours and substance of this theological conflict. In developing a clearer historic context for this polemic, McClenahan seeks to overturn the scholarly consensus that Edwards' personal theology was once a twisting of the Reformed culture. through demonstrating that Edwards' interlocutor used to be the useless English Archbishop, John Tillotson, McClenahan presents the hermeneutical key for plenty of of Edwards' most important works. Justification by means of religion is among the so much contested doctrines in modern theology and Jonathan Edwards, known as America's Augustine, wrote greatly in this zone. His is a voice that many folks are willing to hear.
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