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Understanding Jonathan EdwardsAn Introduction to America's Theologian$
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Gerald R. McDermott

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195373431

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373431.001.0001

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Introduction: How to Understand the American Theologian

Introduction: How to Understand the American Theologian

(p.3) Introduction: How to Understand the American Theologian
Understanding Jonathan Edwards

Gerald R. McDermott (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter descibes how the editor of this book came to be interested in the subject of Jonathan Edwards. It explains the interest Edwards has held for so many theologians and talks about how admiration of Edwards is not universal in the theological world. There is much debate. The chapter goes on to mention the book's unique approach to discussing Edwards, with contributions from both Edwards scholars and non-Edwards scholars, and finally outlines the chapters that follow.

Keywords:   Edwards, theologians, Edwards scholars, non-Edwards scholars, American theology

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