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The Resource Jonathan Edwards and the Bible, Robert E. Brown

Jonathan Edwards and the Bible, Robert E. Brown

Label
Jonathan Edwards and the Bible
Title
Jonathan Edwards and the Bible
Statement of responsibility
Robert E. Brown
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This study is the first of its kind to examine critical biblical interpretation in early American history. Focusing on Jonathan Edwards's biblical writings, it suggests that Edwards's biblical interpretation is the key to understanding his broader engagement with critical methods and provides a unifying thread within his theological work. Very few students of American religious history are aware of the vast quantity of Edwards's biblical writings, let alone his engagement with critical historical thought. The rage of British society in the middle of the 17th century, particularly as it related to church-state issues, biblical criticism has been considered a late 19th-century phenomenon in American religious history. It was at that time that it emerged and rapidly grew as a technical discipline in American theological schools. However, as Robert E. Brown shows in this path-breaking study, far from being a 'modern' preoccupation, the relationship of the Bible to critical thought is almost as old as the American experience itself. Brown's study of Edwards's biblical writings shows him to have been one of the most thoroughly engaged thinkers regarding critical problems in the colonial period. The impact of this revolution in biblical interpretation can be traced to nearly every area of Edwards's intellectual career - epistemology, historiography, natural theology, typology, natural science, comparative religion, constructive theology, and public discourse. This engagement resulted in a subtle but distinct transformation of Edwards's understanding of the biblical narratives and their relation to the new scientific modes of inquiry, a transformation that anticipated similar developments in 19th-century American religious thought
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Robert E.
Dewey number
220.6/092
Index
index present
LC call number
BS500
LC item number
.B75 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Edwards, Jonathan
  • Edwards, Jonathan
  • RELIGION
  • Biblical interpretation
  • United States
  • Bijbel
  • Interpretatie
Label
Jonathan Edwards and the Bible, Robert E. Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-287) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bibliophile -- Knowing and the historical mode -- Sacred history and the common sense -- Plain obvious sensible facts -- Sacred history and the "history" of religions -- Theology in the historical mode -- Denouement
Control code
51103081
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 292 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282062894
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51103081
Label
Jonathan Edwards and the Bible, Robert E. Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-287) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bibliophile -- Knowing and the historical mode -- Sacred history and the common sense -- Plain obvious sensible facts -- Sacred history and the "history" of religions -- Theology in the historical mode -- Denouement
Control code
51103081
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 292 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282062894
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51103081

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