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Edwards the Mentor

Rhys S. Bezzant


Among his many accolades, Jonathan Edwards was an effective mentor who trained many leaders for the church. Though his pastoral work is often overlooked, this book investigates the background, method, theological rationale, and legacy of his mentoring ministry. He does what mentors normally do—meeting with individuals to discuss ideas and grow in skills—but undertakes these activities in a distinctly modern or affective key. His correspondence is composed in an informal style, his understanding of friendship and conversation takes up the conventions of the great metropolitan cities of Europe o ... More

Keywords: mentoring, pastor, modernity, leadership, theologian, authority, agency, example, Enlightenment, pedagogy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190221201
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190221201.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rhys S. Bezzant, author
Lecturer in Church History, Ridley College

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