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Lot 1274: Jonathan Edwards PRACTICAL SERMONS NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED 1788 Antique American Theology Puritans Congregationalist Protestant Great Awakening Sinners Angry God
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Practical Sermons, Never before Published
Author: Jonathan Edwards - Jonathan Edwards was a Christian preacher and theologian. Edwards "is widely acknowledged to be America's most important and original philosophical theologian," and one of America's greatest intellectuals. Edwards's theological work is broad in scope, but he was rooted in Reformed theology, the metaphysics of theological determinism, and the Puritan heritage. Recent studies have emphasized how thoroughly Edwards grounded his life's work on conceptions of beauty, harmony, and ethical fittingness, and how central the Enlightenment was to his mindset. Edwards played a critical role in shaping the First Great Awakening, and oversaw some of the first revivals in 1733–35 at his church in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Edwards delivered the sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God", a classic of early American literature, during another revival in 1741, following George Whitefield's tour of the Thirteen Colonies. Edwards is well known for his many books, The End For Which God Created the World, The Life of David Brainerd, which served to inspire thousands of missionaries throughout the 19th century, and Religious Affections, which many Reformed Evangelicals still read today. Edwards died from a smallpox inoculation shortly after beginning the presidency at the College of New Jersey (Princeton). He was the grandfather of Aaron Burr, 3rd Vice President of the United States.
Publisher: Printed for M. Gray
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 401 pages plus advertisement
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: From the advertisement:
These sermons were transcribed from the author's original manuscripts by his son, the Reverend Dr. Jonathan Edwards of Newhaven, and never before published.
Condition / Notes: This antique leather volume has a separated front board and five raised bands as well as stamped gilt lettering on the spine. There is moderate external wear. The pages show moderate age toning and foxing.
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