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Nathaniel Taylor, New Haven Theology, and the Legacy of Jonathan Edwards$
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Douglas A. Sweeney

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195154283

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195154282.001.0001

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Coming of Age Among the Edwardsians

Coming of Age Among the Edwardsians

Taylor's Religious Horizons

(p.21) 2 Coming of Age Among the Edwardsians
Nathaniel Taylor, New Haven Theology, and the Legacy of Jonathan Edwards

Douglas A. Sweeney (Contributor Webpage)

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Sweeney reconstructs the New England religious culture that shaped the life of Taylor, and that derived much of its theological substance from the two distinctive foci of Edwardsian New Divinity: its distinction between natural and moral ability, and its insistence on immediate repentance. With the establishment of the New Divinity “schools of the prophets,” men such as Joseph Bellamy, Charles Backus, and Nathanael Emmons influenced the next generation of Edwardsian preachers and leaders. The direct result of widespread Edwardsian preaching in New England was what could only be called an Edwardsian enculturation of Calvinist New England by the first third of the nineteenth century.

Keywords:   Charles Backus, Joseph Bellamy, Edwardsian, Nathanael Emmons, natural ability, New Divinity, schools of the prophets

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