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Beauty and sensibility in the thought of JonathanEdwards an essay in aesthetics and theological ethics by Roland AndreМЃ Delattre

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven, Conn, London .
Written in English


  • Edwards, Jonathan, -- b.1703

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Edition Notes

Bibliography, p. (227)-234.

Statementby Roland André Delattre.
LC ClassificationsB874.A4
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 238p. ;
Number of Pages238
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16578691M

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  Certainly America's first major philosopher or theologian, Jonathan Edwards is arguably its finest as well. The speculative scope of his interests and the force of his argumentation set him apart. He set the terms of discussion about moral experience and the ethics of the fitting even though he failed to convince his successors that a specific form of religious experience was necessary to. Edwards, Jonathan () American theologian, minister, and missionary. Edwards was born in East Windsor, Connecticut, the son of Timothy Edwards and grandson of the famed Solomon Stoddard. From birth he was set aside for the ministry, and at an early . His Beauty and Sensibility in the Thought of Jonathan Edwards is my first recommendation for understanding Edwards’s aesthetic. Hey! Thanks for the kind words! So you’ve written the new book Jonathan Edwards, Beauty, and Younger Evangelicals. Give us a brief synopsis of your overall goals. beauty and only occasionally in the fuller religious dimension of primary beauty. The virtue of the Christian should be integrally moral and religious in every moral decision and personal relationship. This concern 10 Roland Delattre, Beauty and Sensibility in the Thought of Jonathan Edwards (New Haven: Yale Univ., ) Cited by: 7.

This book--with incredible clarity and helpful organization--leads readers to a rich theology of the beauty of of God, creation, Christ, the church, and the Trinitarian afterlife. The bits of Edwards' work are certainly beautiful, inspiring, and profound, and the authors' introduction to, 4/5. Introduction: Entranced by God’s Beauty 19 1. The Beauty of God 23 2. The Beauty of Creation 47 3. The Beauty of Christ 71 4. The Beauty of the Church 97 5. The Beauty of the TrinitarianAfterlife Conclusion: Beauty Remembered Acknowledgments .   I think one of Edward’s best moments is actually in the tent scene and directly after the next morning it reveals all of his struggles that he has had since the very beginning and his betterment of all of them – his true love for Bella in that he would rather leave her and let her find happiness elsewhere than turn her into a vampire and change her destiny and possibly take her soul for.   The book covers the nervous system including the brain. Finally, it looks at genetics. In an epilogue the The book starts off with a discussion of elegance in science, and how it is different from the usual definitions given for elegance in general/5.