Jonathan Edwards's Philosophy of History: The Reenchantment of the World in the Age of Enlightenment
Schweitzer, Don, Anglican Theological Review
Jonathan Edwards's Philosophy of History: The Reenchantment of the World in the Age of Enlightenment. By Avihu Zakai. Princeton, N. J.: Princeton University Press, 2003. xvii + 348 pp. $49.95 (cloth).
In this book, Avihu Zakai, professor of history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, analyzes and assesses Jonathan Edwards's understanding of history in relation to competing Enlightenment views and preceding theological views, such as those of Augustine and Edwards's more immediate Protestant forebears. Zakai argues that Edwards's key theological convictions concerning the sovereignty of God arose out of his conversion experience (p. 81). Edward's theology, which imdergirded his …
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Publication information: Article title: Jonathan Edwards's Philosophy of History: The Reenchantment of the World in the Age of Enlightenment. Contributors: Schweitzer, Don - Author. Journal title: Anglican Theological Review. Volume: 86. Issue: 1 Publication date: Winter 2004. Page number: 185+. © Anglican Theological Review, Inc. Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.