Edwards the Exegete Hardback

Biblical Interpretation and Anglo-Protestant Culture on the Edge of the Enlightenment

by Douglas A. Sweeney;

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Edwards the Exegete

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Scholars have long recognized that Jonathan Edwards loved the Bible. But preoccupation with his roles in Western "public" life and letters has led to a failure to see the significance of his biblical exegesis. The lion's share of his time during every week of his life was spent wrestling with the words of holy writ. In Edwards the Exegete, Douglas A. Sweeney fills this lacuna by exploring his exegesis and its significance for Christian thought and intellectual history. After reconstructing Edwards' lost exegetical world and describing his place within it, Sweeney summarizes his four main approaches to the Bible (canonical, Christological, redemptive-historical, and pedagogical) and analyzes his work on selected biblical themes that illustrate these four approaches-focusing on material that is emblematic of Edwards' larger interests as a scholar. Sweeney compares his work to that of his most frequent interlocutors and places it in the context of the history of exegesis, challenging preconceived notions about the state of Christianity in the age of the Enlightenment.
In doing so, Sweeney offers others a helpful guide to Edwards' exegetical work and clears a path for later specialists to follow. This book makes a major contribution to Edwards studies, eighteenth-century studies, the history of exegesis, the theological interpretation of Scripture, and homiletics.

Edwards the Exegete by Douglas A. Sweeney was published by Oxford University Press Inc in January 2016. The ISBN for Edwards the Exegete is 9780199793228.

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Details for Edwards the Exegete

Page last updated 17th December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherOxford University Press Inc (January 2016)
Number of Pages416
Thickness36 mm
Height235 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4338240
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