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Jonathan Edwards in the Pulpit: Famous Sermons by Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards in the Pulpit: Famous Sermons by Jonathan Edwards


The five sermons of Jonathan Edwards chosen for this edition have shown enduring popularity. A Divine and Supernatural Light contrasts having an intellectual knowledge against having a supernatural experiential knowledge of God. The Justice of God and the Damnation of Sinners is a discourse on why it is just for God to render a harsh judgment.  The Excellency of Christ clarifies the almost contradictory conjunctions of Christ, such as being a lion and a lamb. Heaven, a World of Love shows the glories of heaven and discusses the objects, subjects, and circumstances of love in heaven. Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, the best known of Jonathan Edwards' sermons, promotes the seriousness of sin and the mercy of God as the only way to stay out of hell.

Paperback 6X9, 158 pages. ISBN  9781935626411

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.

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