Jonathan Edwards Confronts the Gods: Christian Theology, Enlightenment Religion, and Non-Christian Faiths

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ABBREVIATIONS
AF The Author's Farewel, by Thomas Chubb
AW Apocalyptic Writings, ed. Stephen J. Stein, vol. 5 of The Works of Jonathan Edwards
BC "Book of Controversies," Edwards Papers, Beinecke Rare Book and Manu-
script Library, Yale University
CAO Christianity as Old as the Creation, by Matthew Tindal
CNM Christianity Not Mysterious, by John Toland
DB The Life of David Brainerd, ed. Norman Pettit, vol. 7 of The Works of Jonathan Edwards
DCR A Discourse Concerning Reason, by Thomas Chubb
DF A Discourse on Freethinking, by Anthony Collins
DSL "Divine and Supernatural Light," by Jonathan Edwards, in Harold P.
Simonson, ed., Selected Writings of Jonathan Edwards
EccW Ecclesiastical Writings, ed. David D. Hall, vol. 12 of The Works of Jonathan Edwards
End The End for Which God Created the World, by Jonathan Edwards, in EW
EW Ethical Writings, ed. Paul Ramsey, vol. 8 of The Works of Jonathan Edwards
FW Freedom of the Will, ed. Paul Ramsey, vol. 1 of The Works of Jonathan Edwards
HWR History of the Work of Redemption, ed. John F. Wilson, vol. 9 of The Works of Jonathan
Edwards
IW The Independent Whig, by Thomas Gordon and John Trenchard
LPW Letters and Personal Writings, ed. George S. Claghorn, vol. 16 of The Works of
Jonathan Edwards

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents ix
  • Abbreviations xi
  • Introduction - A Strange, New Edwards 3
  • 1 - Deists and the Scandal of Particularity 17
  • 2 - Edwards S War Against Enlightenment Religion 34
  • II - Strategies of Response 53
  • 3 - Our Noblest Faculty 55
  • 4 - Signatures of Divine Majesty 71
  • 5 - Trickle-Down Revelation and Religious Entropy 87
  • 6 - Parables in All Nations Typology and the Religions 110
  • 7 - A Possibility of Reconciliation 130
  • III - Strategies Applied 147
  • 8 - Judaism 149
  • 9 - Islam 166
  • 10 - Greece and Rome 176
  • 11 - American Indians 194
  • 12 - The Chinese Philosophers 207
  • Conclusion - Confounding the Enfightemnent 217
  • Selected Bibliography 229
  • Index 241
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