Volume 1 in A Series of Treatises on Jonathan Edwards
Author: S. Mark Hamilton
Publisher: JESociety Press
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is one of the most important thinkers of the Christian Tradition. Ironically, little is known about his Christology. Lesser still is that which which is known about the philosophical commitments that undergird much of thinking about the God-man. In A Treatise on Jonathan Edwards, Continuous Creation and Christology, S. Mark Hamilton shows that Edwards has much more to say about the nature of the person of Christ that is both significant and original than has been believed to this point. Hamilton’s Treatise tackles Edwards’ unique understanding of the God-world relationship and how that understanding bears upon his doctrine of the person of Christ. Equal-parts philosophical clarification and theological construction, and offering a number of truly original insights, Hamilton makes the convincing case that Edwards’ commitment to the idea that God somehow creates the universe out of nothing ever moment does not, as some have hitherto supposed, imperil his commitment to an orthodox Christology. In so doing, Hamilton puts forward a reconstruction of a controversial aspect of Edwards’ Christology that will undoubtedly provoke both a deeper appreciation and closer examination of Edwards’ philosophical theology.
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