Sunday, October 05, 2008

Jonathan Edwards - Birthday and Works

Jonathan Edwards was born 305 years ago today. Arguably, he is the greatest genius in American philosophy and theology to date. He was also a very instrumental preacher. Perhaps today he is most well known for his work on Freedom of the Will (in theology and philosophy) and his sermon, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God." His works, in 73 volumes, are now available on-line here (link).

Image by Matthew Lankford, (C) 2008, used by permission and with appreciation.



Matthew said...

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with you! He is kicking my brain with his book "The End for Which God Created The World". I do believe it was you who introduced me to this book via Piper's book regarding it.

Lucian said...

Iconolater! :)

Turretinfan said...

It's just a picture. If someone spit on it, they would not be committing sacrilege.

About the only thing one can spit on in some churches (without committing some sort of sacrilege) is the inside surface of the westward main entrance doors.


BJ Buracker said...


On what basis is Edwards arguably the greatest American Philosopher to date? Do you know of any modern philosophers, not theologians, who argue that? I've heard this claim before but never with any support.



Turretinfan said...


On the basis of his philosophical writings, especially "Freedom of the Will."


Reformed1647 said...

I agree that he was one of the greatest American theologians. Dr. Carrick of GPTS recently had a book on Jonathon Edwards published.