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The Resource Jonathan Edwards confronts the gods : Christian theology, Enlightenment religion, and non-Christian faiths, Gerald R. McDermott

Jonathan Edwards confronts the gods : Christian theology, Enlightenment religion, and non-Christian faiths, Gerald R. McDermott

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Jonathan Edwards confronts the gods : Christian theology, Enlightenment religion, and non-Christian faiths
Title
Jonathan Edwards confronts the gods
Title remainder
Christian theology, Enlightenment religion, and non-Christian faiths
Statement of responsibility
Gerald R. McDermott
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It has long been thought that Edwards's polemical arguments were aimed against Arminianism - a doctrine that denied the Calvinist idea of predestination. In this book, Gerald McDermott shows that Edwards's real target was a larger and more influential one, namely deism - the belief in a creator God who does not intervene in His Creation. To Edwards's mind, deism was the logical conclusion of most, if not all, schemes of divinity that appropriated Enlightenment tenets. McDermott argues that Edwards was an inclusivist who came to realize that salvation was open to peoples beyond the hearing of the Christian gospel
Cataloging source
MT4IT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDermott, Gerald R.
Dewey number
239/.7
Index
index present
LC call number
BT1180
LC item number
.M34 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Edwards, Jonathan
  • Edwards, Jonathan
  • Apologetics
  • Deism
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Revelation
  • Edwards, Jonathan
  • RELIGION
  • Apologetics
  • Christianity
  • Deism
  • Interfaith relations
  • Revelation
  • Revelation
  • United States
  • Theologie van de godsdiensten
Label
Jonathan Edwards confronts the gods : Christian theology, Enlightenment religion, and non-Christian faiths, Gerald R. McDermott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-240) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Deists and the scandal of particularity -- Edwards's war against Enlightenment religion -- Our noblest faculty : the promise and limits of reason in religion -- Signatures of divine majesty : the reason and mystery of revelation -- Trickle-down revelation and religious entropy : the nature and history of religion -- Parables in all nations : typology and the religions -- A possibility of reconciliation : salvation and the "heathen" -- Judaism : a light among the nations -- Islam : the left arm of Antichrist -- Greece and Rome : very noble and almost divine truths -- American Indians : the devil sucks their blood -- The Chinese philosophers : shadows of the Trinity
Control code
252601338
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280530722
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252601338
Label
Jonathan Edwards confronts the gods : Christian theology, Enlightenment religion, and non-Christian faiths, Gerald R. McDermott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-240) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Deists and the scandal of particularity -- Edwards's war against Enlightenment religion -- Our noblest faculty : the promise and limits of reason in religion -- Signatures of divine majesty : the reason and mystery of revelation -- Trickle-down revelation and religious entropy : the nature and history of religion -- Parables in all nations : typology and the religions -- A possibility of reconciliation : salvation and the "heathen" -- Judaism : a light among the nations -- Islam : the left arm of Antichrist -- Greece and Rome : very noble and almost divine truths -- American Indians : the devil sucks their blood -- The Chinese philosophers : shadows of the Trinity
Control code
252601338
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280530722
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252601338

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