The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 25: Sermons and Discourses, 1743-1758

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 25: Sermons and Discourses, 1743-1758
Pages: 816
ISBN10: 0300115393
Published: October 2nd 2006 by Yale University Press
ISBN13: 9780300115390
Genre: Religion
Language English
Author: Jonathan Edwards
Goodreads Rating: 4.10
Series Works of Jonathan Edwards

This wide-ranging volume covers the final fifteen of the thirty-three years that Jonathan Edwards preached and includes some of his greatest sermons—including his Farewell Sermons to his Northampton congregation. The period is defined by Edwards' inventive strategies to improvise during the delivery of his sermons. Considering dependence on the written text in the pulpit to be a serious failing, he devised a double-columned, outlined format for his sermon manuscripts and continued to use it for the rest of his life. Sermons from this period also include those preached to Mahican and Mohawk Indians at the mission post of Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Edwards’ various writings of 1743–58 map the complex terrain of his spiritual, intellectual, and professional life after the Great Awakening. He deals with topics ranging from the spiritual role of youth in the community to the struggles over communion in his Northampton congregation to the war with the French and their Indian allies.

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