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Jonathan Edwards and the Ministry of the Word A Model of Faith and Thought Jonathan Edwards has been recognized as the most influential evangelical theologian of all time Before his death at the age of fifty four he had sparked a new movement of Reformed evangelicals who pl

  • Title: Jonathan Edwards and the Ministry of the Word: A Model of Faith and Thought
  • Author: Douglas A. Sweeney
  • ISBN: 9780830838516
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jonathan Edwards and the Ministry of the Word: A Model of Faith and Thought By Douglas A. Sweeney, Jonathan Edwards has been recognized as the most influential evangelical theologian of all time Before his death at the age of fifty four, he had sparked a new movement of Reformed evangelicals who played a major role in fueling the rise of modern missions, preaching revivals far and wide, and wielding the cutting edge of American theology He has never gone out of print,Jonathan Edwards has been recognized as the most influential evangelical theologian of all time Before his death at the age of fifty four, he had sparked a new movement of Reformed evangelicals who played a major role in fueling the rise of modern missions, preaching revivals far and wide, and wielding the cutting edge of American theology He has never gone out of print, and Christians today continue to flock to seminars and conferences on him In this biography of the great preacher and teacher, historian Douglas Sweeney locates for us the core and key to Edwards enduring impact Sweeney finds that Edwards profound and meticulous study of the Bible securely anchored his powerful preaching, his lively theological passions and his discerning pastoral work Beyond introducing you to Edwards life and times, this book will provide you with a model of Christian faith, thought and ministry.

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    1. A good, short biography of Jonathan Edwards For in depth analysis, read George Marsden For a basic introduction, this would be a good place to start.

    2. Having never read a biography of Edwards, Jonathan Edwards and the Ministry of the Word seems to have been a good place to start I had high hopes for this book mostly from my anticipated love of all things Jonathan Edwards And Sweeney did not disappoint He brings together two seemingly important parts what actually happened and why it mattered He puts Edwards story not only where it belongs in history, but also in terms of the theology that would have been prevalent and why Edwards was different [...]

    3. Jonathan Edwards is long known as the greatest theologian America has ever produced This book doubles as a brief biography of Edwards and a case for the centrality of the word of God.Thesis This book on Jonathan Edwards shall be used to engage the attention of Christians, advancing the ministry of the Word around the world.Sweeney has written this book for pastors and lay people it is not at all difficult to understand If you want to know about Jonathan Edwards, but are intimidated by the sever [...]

    4. Pastoral Biographical Reflection on Edwards Life Ministry of the WordA biography of Edwards aimed at fellow Christians, people looking for a state of the art discussion of his life in order to use him as a model of Christian faith, thought, and ministry especially is it concerns Edwards ministry of the word and the lessons that we can learn in order to advance the power of God s Word in our contemporary world 17.This book aims to help the reader better understand not only Edwards himself, but al [...]

    5. This was a thoughtful biography of a man I knew too little about I appreciated how much of Edwards own words were embedded in the text That allowed me to see a bit of Edwards heart and mind through his own words Edwards wrote so much, it can be a bit challenging to know where to start reading this book laid a nice groundwork for me and gave me some ideas about where to go next.Edwards challenges me to live with an eternal focus I especially love how much pleasure he took in communion with God He [...]

    6. Fast, engaging, and extremely edifying This book offered a concise summary of Edwards life, times, and theology and followed with a handful of considerations lessons for the church today, for example the importance of working to help people gain a vivid sense, an urgent impression, of God s activity in our world true religion is primarily a matter of holy affections keeping an eschatological perspective on our lives theology can and should be done primarily in the church, by pastors, for the sak [...]

    7. This was a fascinating book on Jonathan Edwards I didn t know much about him before this other than his sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God Really learned a lot about him and want to learn and read some of his sermons and works The author ended the book with 7 theses for discussion to reflect on what we can learn from his life One sentence really struck me He loved the Lord with his mind As of a thinker than a feeler, this was really interesting and convicting.Would definitely recommen [...]

    8. WOW Great book Wonderful insight into who Edwards was Great quotes all through Oftentimes in reading it, every word seemed to touch my heart I felt an harmony between something in my heart, and those sweet and powerful words I seemed often to see so much light, exhibited by every sentence, and such a refreshing ravishing food communicated, that I could not get along in reading Used oftentimes to dwell long on one sentence, to wee the wonders contained in it and yet almost every sentence seemed t [...]

    9. Good little book on Edwards Written by a leading Edwards scholar but at a popular level Whilst it covers a lot of familiar ground it has two notable strengths One, it is very good at setting Edwards life in the context of colonial New England Two, it is perhaps the best treatment of Edwards as a flesh and blood human being I have read A good read for anyone interested in finding out about Edwards life Substantial footnotes offer plenty of scope for further reading.

    10. Terrific biography by Sweeney Excellent starting point for those interested in learning about America s Greatest theologian Well researched with plenty of footnotes and suggested resources for further in depth study of any of the topics and themes covered Highly recommended.

    11. This is my first book on Jonathan Edwards It probably was a good pick, but I would have wated to read biographical information.

    12. Easily accessible writing style A very human look at Edwards, Sweeney does a good job avoiding hagiography This could function concise version of the magisterial Edwards biography done by Marsden.

    13. Biographical and fawning So far, so good though, since I like the guy and the historical nature of his ministry.

    14. Excellent biography on Jonathan Edwards Very well written This is a must read for anyone who wants to begin studying Edwards doctrine and life.

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