Download Approaching Jonathan Edwards: The Evolution of a Persona by Carol Ball PDF

By Carol Ball

Exploring the internal motivations of 1 of America’s maximum non secular thinkers, this ebook analyses the ways that Jonathan Edwards' extreme own piety and deep event of divine sovereignty drove an introverted highbrow alongside a path that may finally become a mature and revered public highbrow. all through his existence, the strain among his innately contemplative nature and the energetic calls for of public workplace was once a continuing resource of inner and public strife for Edwards. imminent Jonathan Edwards bargains a brand new theoretical method of the learn of Edwards, with an emphasis on his writing job because the key technique in shaping his legacy. Tracing Edwards’ strategic self-fashioning of his personality throughout the many conflicts during which he used to be engaged, the severe turning issues in his existence, and his techniques for handling conflicts and crises, Carol Ball concludes that Edwards chanced on his position as a superlative contemplative apologist and theorist of experiential spirituality.

Show description

Read Online or Download Approaching Jonathan Edwards: The Evolution of a Persona PDF

Best religious philosophy books

Between Philosophy and Religion: Spinoza, the Bible, and Modernity, Volume 1 - Hermeneutics and Ontology

In among Philosophy and faith Volumes I and II, Brayton Polka examines Spinoza's 3 significant works—on faith, politics, and ethics—in order to teach that his notion is straight away biblical and smooth. Polka argues that Spinoza is biblical simply insofar as he's understood to be one of many nice philosophers of modernity and that he's smooth basically whilst it truly is understood that he's certain in making the translation of the Bible principal to philosophy and philosophy vital to the translation of the Bible.

Agamben's Coming Philosophy: Finding a New Use for Theology

One of many many demanding situations for readers of Agamben’s sprawling and heterogeneous physique of labor is what to make of his more and more insistent specialize in theology. Agamben’s Coming Philosophy brings jointly Colby Dickinson, the writer of Agamben and Theology, and Adam Kotsko, the translator of numerous of Agamben’s more moderen theologically-oriented books, to debate Agamben’s special approach to theology—and its profound implications for figuring out Agamben’s philosophical undertaking and the private political and moral difficulties of our time.

La condición ambigua: Diálogos con Lluís Duch (Spanish Edition)

Ni ángel ni bestia, según l. a. conocida sentencia de Blaise Pascal, el ser humano no posee una naturaleza predada y conclusa, sino una condición histórica y contingente, polifacética y ambigua. Por más que se sueñe omnipotente e infinito, está condenado a existir en los angeles escasez, los angeles incertidumbre y l. a. imperfección, y su vida es un drama abierto e impredecible, que sólo l. a. antorcha de un pensamiento a los angeles vez lúcido y cordial -lógico y mítico, racional y sentiente, efectivo y afectivo- es capaz de iluminar.

Nietzsche's Free Spirit Philosophy

This wide-ranging and encouraging quantity of essays explores Nietzsche's philosophy of the loose spirit. Nietzsche starts to articulate his philosophy of the unfastened spirit in 1878 and it leads to his such a lot congenial books, together with Human, all too Human, sunrise (or Daybreak), and The homosexual technological know-how. it really is some of the most ignored features of Nietzsche's corpus, but crucially vital to an figuring out of his paintings.

Extra info for Approaching Jonathan Edwards: The Evolution of a Persona

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.10 of 5 – based on 28 votes