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The Theology of Jonathan Edwards$
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Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199791606

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791606.001.0001

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The Voice of the Great God: A Theology of Preaching

The Voice of the Great God: A Theology of Preaching

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The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

Michael J. McClymond

Gerald R. McDermott

Oxford University Press

This chapter outlines the physical and ecclesiastical setting of Edwards's preaching; divides his preaching career into three periods; sketches his view of the importance and tasks of preaching; and discusses his format, imagery, and delivery of sermons. It concludes by looking at three of Edwards's finest sermons: “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” the “Farewell Sermon,” and “Heaven is a World of Love.”

Keywords:   preaching, sermons, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” imagery, tasks, delivery, Farewell Sermon, heaven, love

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