Item description for Notes on Scripture (The Works of Jonathan Edwards Series, Volume 15) (v. 15) by Stephen J. Stein & Jonathan Edwards...
This is the first complete edition of the private biblical notebook that Jonathan Edwards compiled over a period of nearly thirty-five years. Edwards' "Notes on Scripture" confirms the centrality of the Bible in his thought and provides more balance to earlier depictions of his writings that emphasized the scientific and philosophical while overlooking the biblical dimension. In this critical edition the entries appear in the order in which Edwards wrote them, beginning with a short commentary on Genesis 2:10-14 that he penned in 1724, and ending with his last entry, Number 507 on the Book of Solomon's Song, written two years before his death.
This volume provides direct access to one of America's most influential religious thinkers. Edwards' entries range across the entire scriptural canon and reveal his creativity in the interpretation of particular biblical texts and his fascination with typology. The notebook also documents Edwards' engagement with the intellectual currents of his day, in particular his response to the challenge associated with the Enlightenment critique of biblical revelation. Stephen J. Stein's introduction situates Edwards as an exegete in the larger tradition of biblical commentary and in the intellectual world of eighteenth-century Western thought.
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Studio: Yale University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.42" Width: 6.51" Height: 1.86" Weight: 2.43 lbs.
Release Date Feb 17, 1998
Publisher Yale University Press
ISBN 0300071981 ISBN13 9780300071986
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More About Stephen J. Stein & Jonathan Edwards
Stephen J. Stein is a professor of religious studies at Indiana University. His books include Jonathan Edwards's Writings: Text, Context, Interpretation, The Shaker Experience in America: A History of the United Society of Believers, and The Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism: Apocalypticism in the Modern Period and the Contemporary Age (editor).
Stephen J. Stein was born in 1940 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Indiana University Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana University,.
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from the book cover Mar 21, 2006
This volume contains the first complete edition of Jonathan Edwards' private biblical notebook known as "Notes on Scripture," drawn from his own manuscripts. Compiled by Edwards over a period of nearly thirty-five years, this text confirms the centrality of the Bible in his thought.