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Jonathan Edwards on God and Creation

ISBN : 9780199755295

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¥11,858
Author: 
Oliver D. Crisp
Pages
280 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
163 x 238 mm
Pub date
Dec 2012
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In Jonathan Edwards on God and Creation, Oliver Crisp considers two central themes in Edwards's thought, namely, his doctrine of God and his understanding of the created order, and how God and creation interrelate. Crisp argues that Edwards offers some truly original insights on these twin loci that have important implications for current theological discussion. What emerges is a picture of Edwards's understanding of God's relationship to the created order that differs in important respects from those offered by several influential recent interpreters. Crisp does not flinch from showing where Edwards made mistakes as well as where he offers fresh insights. Edwards is shown to be at once relevant to current discussion of issues like perfect being theology, panentheism, divine freedom or union with Christ, while remaining something of an idiosyncratic figure whose idealism and commitment to an uncompromising theological determinism can seem out of step with certain modern sensibilities. But, argues Crisp, even if we disagree with the conclusions Edwards reaches, which sometimes jar with our own intuitions about the divine nature or the created order, the clarity, rigor and sheer originality of his thinking offer an important set of themes and ideas with which contemporary theologians can fruitfully engage as they set about the task of constructive theology.

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Abbreviations
Introduction
Chapter One: Ontology
Chapter Two: The Divine Nature
Chapter Three: Divine Freedom
Chapter Four: Divine Aseity
Chapter Five: Divine Excellency
Chapter Six: The Trinity
Chapter Seven: Panentheism
Chapter Eight: Consummation
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

About the author: 

Oliver D. Crisp is Reader in Theology, University of Bristol.

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