Item description for Sermons and Discourses, 1730-1733 (The Works of Jonathan Edwards Series, Volume 17) (v. 17) by Mark Valeri & Jonathan Edwards...
In his new role as pastor of the Northampton church, Jonathan Edwards turned his attention to the political, social, and economic activities of his congregation, shaping his preaching to the day-to-day occurrences in their lives. This volume contains eighteen sermons that Edwards composed in Northampton from the beginning of 1730 through mid-September 1733 -- such classics as God Glorified in Man's Dependence and A Divine and Supernatural Light, along with many previously unpublished works. The selections illuminate Edwards' development as a preacher and theologian. They also provide unique insights into the development of the themes that came to characterize his mature evangelical thinking: the viciousness of the unregenerate life, the importance of evangelical humiliation as a religious exercise, and the necessity of a radical conversion from worldliness to godliness.
The prolific period encompassed by this volume, though outwardly quiet, was crucial to Edwards' maturation. Taking on the responsibilities of his calling -- working with his congregation, finding his voice as a town religious leader, exercising moral and spiritual guidance, consulting with other pastors, and most of all developing a mature preaching style -- Edwards came to see revival as the only solution to the social and moral ills of his time.
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Studio: Yale University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.51" Width: 6.43" Height: 1.44" Weight: 1.82 lbs.
Release Date Jul 11, 1999
Publisher Yale University Press
ISBN 0300078404 ISBN13 9780300078404
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More About Mark Valeri & Jonathan Edwards
Mark Valeri is the Ernest Trice Thompson Professor of Church History at the Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Virginia. His books include "Law and Providence in Joseph Bellamy's New England: The Origins of the New Divinity in Revolutionary America and The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Volume 17: Sermons and Discourses, 1730-1733."
Mark Valeri has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Exeter.