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God of grace and God of glory : an account of the theology of Jonathan Edwards
Holmes, Stephen R.
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Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2001.

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xiv, 289 pages ; 23 cm
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Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral--Spurgeon's College).
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BX7260.E3 H65 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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"Jonathan Edwards is increasingly recognized as one of the church's most interesting and significant theologians, yet synthesizing his thought has proven difficult. This new study by Stephen Holmes finds a key to the whole of Edwards's theology in the concept of "glory."" "Based on readings of all of Edwards's major works and making use of important unpublished materials, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to Edwards for nonspecialists and, at the same time, makes an original contribution to Edwards scholarship."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Author Notes

Stephen R. Holmes is lecturer in Christian doctrine at King's College, London.

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In this careful and creative account of the theology of Jonathan Edwards, Holmes (an English Baptist minister and lecturer at King's College, London) presents Edwards not as a thinker who got everything right but as a Reformed and reforming theologian who sifted the best of both the secular and religious thought of his time and place. The Puritan roots of Edwards's thought are recognized, but Holmes is especially concerned to demonstrate the Continental Reformed influences of van Mastricht and Turretin. Working always within the trinitarian framework of Edwards's theology, the author follows its contours from the self-giving and self-glorifying God of creation through the realm of soteriology and into a reconstruction of Edwards's ecclesiology. The text is supported by the author's dexterity with the published and unpublished Edwards corpus, accompanied by lively and informative footnotes, and capped by a judiciously selected bibliography. This book rewards the general reader with an excellent overview of Edwards's theology and prods the specialist to further research and reflection. B. M. Stephens Pennsylvania State University, Delaware County Campus

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Author's Notep. xiii
1 Jonathan Edwards, Theologianp. 1
2 A Vision of Glory: Edwards' Quest for God's Fundamental Purposep. 31
3 The Glory of Creationp. 77
4 'God Glorified in the Work of Redemption'p. 125
5 The Community of God's Gloryp. 169
6 God's Self-Glorification in the Damnation of Sinnersp. 199
7 God of Grace and God of Gloryp. 241
Bibliographyp. 273
Indexp. 285