God Glorified in Man's Dependence by Jonathan Edwards
"God Glorified in the Work of Redemption, by the Greatness of Man's Dependence upon Him in the Whole of It," was preached on the Publick Lecture in Boston, July 8, 1731. (First preached in the fall of 1730 in Northampton.) This Thursday lecture was traditionally held at the First Church of Boston. Jonathan Edwards was 28, and it was to become his first printed sermon. People are dependent on God because of their insufficiency, helplessness, and sinfulness and this sermon explains how God is glorified by this condition. This edition includes the introductory advertisement by Rev. Thomas Prince (Old South Church) and Rev. William Cooper (Brattle Street Church).
Paperback 5.25X8, 40 pages. ISBN 9781935626800
Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) was born in East Windsor, Connecticut. His father, Timothy Edwards, was the minister at East Windsor. Jonathan was educated at Yale University, both in undergraduate and graduate studies. In 1727, he was ordained and became an assistant pastor with his grandfather, Rev. Solomon Stoddard, at the church in Northampton, Massachusetts. The same year he married Sarah Pierpont with whom he raised a large family. He became active in revivals and is said to be a stimulator of the "Great Awakening" along with George Whitefield. He became president of the College of New Jersey (Princeton) in 1758.