"A Jonathan Edwards Reader" by Jonathan Edwards

A Jonathan Edwards Reader Jonathan Edwards, John E. Smith, Harry S. Stout, Kenneth P. Minkema

Publication date:
11 Mar 2003
Yale University Press
384 pages: 197 x 127mm

Prepared by editors of the distinguished series The Works of Jonathan Edwards, this authoritative anthology includes selected treatises, sermons, and autobiographical material by early America’s greatest theologian and philosopher.

"Jonathan Edwards remains unequaled among North American theologians. These selections exemplify his special traits: eloquence, knowledge of the human heart, and metaphysical passion for complex beauty in nature, God, and Being-in-general."—Richard R. Niebuhr, Hollis Professor of Divinity Emeritus, The Divinity School, Harvard University

Praise for the earlier edition:

"Selections . . . representative of both the public and the private Edwards . . . give readers a nuanced introduction to Edwards and his time as well as an accessible entrée to the whole body of his work."—Booklist

"The most comprehensive one-volume Edwards anthology ever assembled."—Gerald R. McDermott, Religious Studies Review

John E. Smith, Harry S. Stout, and Kenneth P. Minkema are editors of the multivolume series The Works of Jonathan Edwards, published by Yale University Press.

"This anthology includes an informative selection of sermons, letters, personal writings, and doctrinal treatises from various periods of Edwards's life. His writing is distinguished by felicity of language and sharpness of images. Edwards is important for the study of eighteenth-century American culture and history as well as religion. Highly recommended."—Library Journal

"The present volume has made accessible to a wide readership some of Edwards's most representative writings, selected from a vast corpus which only the specialist would work through. It has value for all who want to understand better how Christianity has come to be what it now is."—John Macquarrie, Church Times

"This new anthology of writings by Jonathan Edwards offers a rich and judicious selection of Edwards's most important contributions to American intellectual history. It is clearly the finest collection of Edwards's works ever assembled in one volume."—Allen C. Guelzo, Harvard University