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Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) and the Nature of Theology

Show simple item record Neele, Adriaan C 2012-11-27T09:28:40Z 2012-11-27T09:28:40Z 2012-12
dc.identifier.citation Neele, Adriaan C. (2012), Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) and the Nature of Theology. Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae Vol. 38(2), pp. 273-286 en
dc.identifier.issn 1017-0499
dc.description Peer reviewed en
dc.description.abstract This article proposes that Jonathan Edwards’ inquiry into the nature of theology continues the tradition of Protestant scholasticism, and appropriated medieval and early Protestant models of the systems of theology within the theological context of eighteenth-century New England. In fact, Edwards’s use of post-Reformation reformed scholasticism was a mediating source of medieval theology of Franciscan and Scotist origin. E Brooks Holifield in Theology in America (2003) has the following to say: Edwards drew the common distinction between the two kinds of theological knowledge, the first speculative … and the second practical … The aim of [Edwards’s] theology was to nurture a “sense” of divine things that took one deeper into their nature than the speculative understanding alone could penetrate and to “guide” and influence us in our practice (Holifield 2003:102). en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Church History Society of Southern Africa en
dc.rights © 2012 Church History Society of Southern Africa
dc.title Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) and the Nature of Theology en
dc.type Article en

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