The Contribution of Jonathan Edwards to American Culture and Society: Essays on America's Spiritual Founding Father (the Northampton Tercentenary Cele

The Contribution of Jonathan Edwards to American Culture and Society: Essays on America's Spiritual Founding Father (the Northampton Tercentenary Cele

By: Richard A.S. Hall (editor)Hardback

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This volume contains select papers delivered in October of 2003 at the First churches of Northampton, Massachusetts, in celebration of the tercentenary of the birth of John Edwards. "The Northampton Tercentenary of 2003" is in continuity with the conference held in the same building in June of 1900 to mark the sesquicentenary of Edwards' dismissal from the church, and the anticipated conference to be held in the same place to honor the quadricentenary of his birth in 2103.

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Dr. Hall is a member of the Department of the Humanities at Methodist College.


Acknowledgements; Part I: Introduction; The Historical Background to the Edwards Tercentenary - Richard A.S. Hal1; Banquet Address: J. Edwards Conference - Huston Smith; Part II: Edwards as Social & Political Philosopher; Why is Jonathan Edwards America's Spiritual Founding Father? - Herbert Richardson; The Mind of Jonathan Edwards - M. Darrol Bryant; "Our vast and ecumenical holding company": Edwardsean Millennial Themes in Nineteenth-and Twentieth-Century Dystopian Fiction - James Hewitson; Part III: Edwards as Interpreter of Nature; Edwards, Swedenborg, Emerson: From Typology to Correspondence - Devin P. Zuber; From Edwards to Emerson to Eddy: Extending a Trajectory of Metaphysical Idealism - David L. Weddle; Edwards - Thoreau - Dillard: Reading/Writing Nature and the Awakened/Awakening Self - Michael G. Ditmore; Part IV: Edwards & American Philosophy; Experience as Religious Discovery in Edwards & Peirce - Roger Ward; Jonathan Edwards as Proto-Pragmatist and John Dewey as Post-Theological Calvinist - Stuart Rosenbaum; Part V: Edwards in His Context; Bishop Butler and Jonathan Edwards - David White; Doing Metaethics with Kant and Edwards - Charles Don Keyes; Part VI: Edwards & Theology; Satan and the Maleficium in the Thought of John Edwards - Scott D. Seay; Jonathan Edwards' Trinitarian Theology in the Context of the Early-Enlightenment Deist Controversy - Steve Studebaker; Part VII: Miscellaneous Themes in Edwards; Jonathan Edwards, Children, and Young People: Less of Earth and More of Heaven - Charles Pierce; Edwards' Contribution to the Missionary Movement of Early Baptists - Michael D. Thompson; Edwards as Mystic - Richard A.S. Hall.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773450608
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 404
  • ID: 9780773450608
  • ISBN10: 0773450602
  • edition: Illustrated edition

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