Jonathan Edwards

[Revised entry by William Wainwright on October 12, 2016. Changes to: Bibliography] Jonathan Edwards (1703 - 1758) is widely acknowledged to be America's most important and original philosophical
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[Revised entry by William Wainwright on October 12, 2016. Changes to: Bibliography] Jonathan Edwards (1703 - 1758) is widely acknowledged to be America's most important and original philosophical theologian. His work as a whole is an expression of two themes - the absolute sovereignty of God and the beauty of God's holiness. The first is articulated in Edwards' defense of theological determinism, in a doctrine of occasionalism, and in his insistence that physical objects are only collections of sensible "ideas" while finite minds are mere assemblages of "thoughts" or...

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