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Jonathan Edwards dissertation concerning the ultimate reason that God made the world. One of several pieces written by the brilliant theologian so that a large number readers might understand complicated theological issues. Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is a towering figure in American history. A controversial theologian and the author of the famous sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, he ignited the momentous Great Awakening of the 18th century.

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So good that listened to twice while walking the dog during lockdown. Takes a bit of concentration at the beginning but if continued pays dividends in understanding both the Scriptures and their God.

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A book worth having

What an excellent book to help every Christian to grow and develop . The reading is enjoyable and has the correct tone.

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  • Tim Christenson
  • 19-10-17

Brilliant exposition of the glory of God...

as it manifests itself in His work of Creation Providence and Redemption, first carefully reasoned, and then proven with an abundance of Scripture.

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  • Bill Martin
  • 08-05-21

Astounding!

I’ve read only a little of Edwards’ work. This dissertation draws me in and makes me want to read more deeply, not only for its subject, but also its consequences for biblical theology and cultural anthropology.

I’m not going to attempt to unpack these ideas or try to review the work in this short note, except to confess that following Edwards in the scope and terrain of his philosophically conditioned, biblically saturated mind will both stretch and edify the reader. Further, I am astounded by implications of his argument to the core cultural challenges of our own day, challenges of purpose, meaning, and identity which are shaking our liberal, postmodern society. I owe this book a deeper read before attempting to say more.

I’ll also note that Sean Runnette’s narration is excellent. As a veteran broadcaster, I can be hard on narrators. Sean paces himself perfectly and elucidates the text from the first sentence to the last. That’s certainly no easy feat for a Jonathan Edwards book.