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Charity and Its Fruits: Christian love as manifested in the heart and life
Edwards, Jonathan

Charity and Its Fruits: Christian love as manifested in the heart and life

ISBN: 9781800403567
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Book Description:

Few Christian leaders since the Reformation have been as gifted as Jonathan Edwards. A man of intense personal devotion to Christ, he was a leader of revival, and a creative Reformed theologian as well as being a missionary and a philosopher fully meriting Hugh Martin's description of him as 'that greatest of metaphysical divines'.

Yet it is likely that he would have preferred to be remembered simply as 'pastor of the Church of Northampton.' Preached in 1738 (the same year that Edwards published A Narrative of Surprising Conversions), Charity and Its Fruits gives us an insight into his regular pulpit ministry in the years between the Northampton revival of 1735 and the Great Awakening of 1740.

Entirely free from sentimentality, this moving exposition of 1 Corinthians 13, like the better known Religious Affections, reveals Edwards' insistence both that true Christian experience is 'supernatural' - Spirit produced and Christ centered - and that 'all true Christian grace tends to practice.' Charity and Its Fruits show how it is possible to steer between Arminianism on the one hand and Antinomianism on the other. The concluding chapter on heaven as a world of love is perhaps the most beautiful in all Edwards' writings.

* This 2023 edition has been Retypeset

Author:

Jonathan Edwards (October 5, 1703 - March 22, 1758) was a preacher, theologian, and missionary to Native Americans. Edwards "is widely acknowledged to be America's most important and original philosophical theologian," and one of America's greatest intellectuals.

Additional Information:

Cover: Softcover
Number of Pages: 262
Publisher: Banner of Truth Trust
Publication Date: 2023