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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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Revelation: Scripture, Reason, and Tradition

Revelation: Scripture, Reason, and Tradition

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(p.130) 9 Revelation: Scripture, Reason, and Tradition
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The Theology of Jonathan Edwards
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Michael J. McClymond

Gerald R. McDermott

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791606.003.0009

For Edwards the whole universe is an ongoing revelation of the divine being, a gradual communication of the Son of God. God's revelation is not simply the impartation of knowledge or even happiness but participation in divine being itself. It is conveyed not only by the Bible but also by regenerate reason and orthodox tradition, both imparting cognitive concepts and infusing vision and God's own being. By oral tradition and the written Word, by Spirit-guided reflection on the Word and the opening of the eyes of human hearts to God's beauty in Christ, God communicates his own knowledge of himself, which includes his love for and enjoyment of his own being.

Keywords:   revelation, tradition, reason, beauty, knowledge, love, joy

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