Jonathan Edwards and Scripture : Biblical Exegesis in British North America, Paperback Book

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Jonathan Edwards and Scripture provides a fresh look at the important, burgeoning field of Edwards and the Bible.

For too long, Edwards scholars have published new research on Edwards without paying due attention to the work he took most seriously: biblical exegesis.

Edwards is recognized as an innovative theologian who wielded tremendous influence on revivalism, evangelicalism, and New England theology, but what is often missed is how much time he devotedto studying and understanding the Bible.

He kept voluminous notebooks on Christian Scripture and had plans for major treatises on the Bible before he died.

Edwards scholars need to take stock of the place of the Bible in his thought to do justice to his theology and legacy.

In fact, more and more experts arerecognizing how important this aspect of his life is, and this book brings together the insights of leading Edwards scholars on this topic.

This volume seeks to increase our understanding of Edwards' engagement with Scripture by setting it in the context of seventeenth-century Protestant exegesis and eighteenth-century colonial interpretation.

It provides case studies of Edwards' exegesis in varying genres of the Bible, and probes his use of Scripture to develop theology.

It also sets hisbiblical interpretation in perspective by comparing it with that of other exegetes.

This book advances our understanding of the nature and significance of Edwards' work with Scripture and opens new lines of inquiry for students of early modern Western history.

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