Jonathan Edwards and the American Experience
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Universally recognized as a seminal figure in American intellectual history, Jonathan Edwards has been the focus of considerable scholarly attention in a variety of academic disciplines, including religion, history, literature, and philosophy. Because these disciplines discuss him in relation to different intellectual traditions, Edwards scholarship remains segmented. This volume represents the first attempt to provide a synthetic vision of Edwards and his contributions to American culture. Its fifteen previously unpublished essays present the best contemporary literary, historical, theological, and philosophical thinking on Edwards, locating him in his full historical context and demonstrating the continuity of his influence. Together, they provide the fullest account to date of his role in the development of the American consciousness. This volume is the first attempt to provide a synthetic vision of Edwards and his contribution to the development of the American consciousness. Fifteen previously unpublished essays present the best contemporary literary, historical, theological, and philosophical thinking on Edwards, locating him in his full historical context and demonstrating the continuity of his influence.show more

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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 141.7 x 217.4 x 19.6mm | 403.09g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195060776
  • 9780195060775
  • 1,658,266

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"Noted authors whose disciplines range from history to religion to literature attempt to describe Jonathan Edwards's hold on the American imagination and to place his career in the context of his predecessors, contemporaries, and successors....This excellent work belongs in any academic library emphasizing American studies or religion."-Library Journal "[A] fine collection of essays....Edwards's relentless and sublime thought comes through clearly."-The Christian Century "A valuable addition to Edwards scholarship because it deals not only with Edwards's thought but also with his continuing impact on American culture."-Journal of American History "This fine collection of critical reflections should prove useful to scholars interested in eighteeneth-century culture, as well as to students preparing to embark on an initial survey of Edwards's works."-Religious Studies Review "An extremely significant set of papers....All are uniformly strong in stylistic felicity and ideational content."-History: Reviews of New Books "Provides an excellent survey of recent scholarship on Edwards."-William and Mary Quarterlyshow more

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This volume is the first to provide a synthetic vision of Edwards and his contribution to the development of the American consciousness. Fifteen previously unpublished essays present the best contemporary literary, historical, theological, and philosophical thinking on Edwards, locating him in his full historical context and demonstrating the continuity of his influence.show more

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