- Title Pages
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- 1 Overture to a Symphony
- 2 Edwards: A Theological Life
- 3 Edwards's Intellectual Context
- 4 Edwards's Spirituality
- 5 The Question of Development: Did Edwards Change?
- 28 The Church
- 29 Edwards on (and in) the Ministry
- 30 The Sacraments: Baptism and the Lord's Supper
- 31 The Voice of the Great God: A Theology of Preaching
- 32 Public Theology, Society, and America
- 33 True Virtue, Christian Love, and Ethical Theory
- 34 Edwards on (and in) Mission
- 35 Eschatology
- 36 Christianity and Other Religions
- 37 Selective Readings: Edwards and the New Divinity
- 38 Mixed Reactions: Princeton and Andover Seminaries and Nineteenth-Century American Culture
- 39 New Beginnings: The Twentieth-Century Recovery of Jonathan Edwards
- 40 Interpretations I
- 41 Interpretations II
- 42 Interpretations III: Edwards and the Revival Tradition
- 43 Interpretations IV: Edwards and the Catholic and Orthodox Traditions
- 44 Interpretations V: Edwards and Contemporary Theology
- 45 Conclusion: Edwards as a Theological Bridge
- (p.566) 35 Eschatology
- The Theology of Jonathan Edwards
Michael J. McClymond
Gerald R. McDermott
- Oxford University Press
Eschatology is the modern word for the destiny of human beings and the whole created order. Edwards never used that word, but he was one of the most eschatological thinkers in the history of Protestantism. All of his thought was eschatological in the sense of conceiving of all history being drawn toward the end. This chapter begins with the question of personal destinies, focusing on hell (since heaven is treated separately in ch. 19), and then sketches his vision for the future of the cosmos in the “glorious work of God's Spirit,” the millennium, and the new heavens and new earth.
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