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Book Title: Charity And Its Fruits|
Date of issue: August 10th 2010
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The author of the book: Jonathan Edwards
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 965 KB
Edition: GLH Publishing
Read full description of the books Charity And Its Fruits:Admittedly, I edited this book, but as an editor (compared to being an author), I can brag about it. This book is the first time, in a single volume, that Jonathan Edwards original manuscripts of his famous work Charity and Its Fruits appears for the public. Every other edition is a highly edited version. Because Edwards can be difficult to read, I have added an introduction, outlining the work and giving some general material to help orient you to Edwards as a person and thinker, and then I've added a conclusion trying to highlight what some of the key points to take away from the book. Throughout the book I've added textboxes that either explain difficult concepts or else provide a quote from somewhere else in Edwards's work that I believe is more clear. I have also defined arcane terminology.
In short, I think this is probably the best starting point into Edwards as a Christian theologian, spiritual writer, and pastor.
Read information about the authorLibrarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database named Solomon Stoddard. He was a student minister, not a visiting pastor, his rule being thirteen hours of study a day. In the same year, he married Sarah Pierpont, then age seventeen, daughter of Yale founder James Pierpont (1659–1714). In total, Jonathan and Sarah had eleven children.
Stoddard died on February 11th, 1729, leaving to his grandson the difficult task of the sole ministerial charge of one of the largest and wealthiest congregations in the colony. Throughout his time in Northampton his preaching brought remarkable religious revivals.
Yet, tensions flamed as Edwards would not continue his grandfather's practice of open communion. Stoddard believed that communion was a "converting ordinance." Surrounding congregations had been convinced of this, and as Edwards became more convinced that this was harmful, his public disagreement with the idea caused his dismissal in 1750.
Edwards then moved to Stockbridge, Massachusetts, then a frontier settlement, where he ministered to a small congregation and served as missionary to the Housatonic Indians. There, having more time for study and writing, he completed his celebrated work, The Freedom of the Will (1754).
Edwards was elected president of the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) in early 1758. He was a popular choice, for he had been a friend of the College since its inception. He died of fever at the age of fifty-four following experimental inoculation for smallpox and was buried in the President's Lot in the Princeton cemetery beside his son-in-law, Aaron Burr.
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