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Edwards the Exegete: Biblical Interpretation and Anglo-Protestant Culture on the Edge of the Enlightenment

Douglas A. Sweeney

Abstract

Scholars have long recognized that Edwards loved the Bible. But preoccupied with his roles in Western “public” life and letters, and failing to see the public significance of his biblical exegesis, we have devoted little attention to the thing he took most seriously. The lion’s share of his time during every week of his life was spent wrestling with the words of holy writ. This book examines Edwards’ biblical interpretation and its significance for Christian thought and intellectual history. After reconstructing Edwards’ lost exegetical world and describing his place within it, it summarizes E ... More

Keywords: Edwards, Bible, exegesis, interpretation, Christianity, Enlightenment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199793228
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793228.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Douglas A. Sweeney, author
Professor of Church History and the History of Christian Thought; Chair of the Department, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School