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Jonathan Edwards Confronts the Gods

Christian Theology, Enlightenment Religion, and Non-Christian Faiths

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Jonathan Edwards Confronts the Gods by Gerald R McDermott
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It has long been thought that Edwards's polemical arguments were aimed against Arminianism - a doctrine that denied the Calvinist idea of predestination. In this book, Gerald McDermott shows that Edwards's real target was a larger and more influential one, namely deism - the belief in a creator God who does not intervene in His Creation. To Edwards's mind, deism was the logical conclusion of most, if not all, schemes of divinity that appropriated Enlightenment tenets. McDermott argues that Edwards was an inclusivist who came to realize that salvation was open to peoples beyond the hearing of the Christian gospel.

Author Biography

Gerald R. McDermott is the Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion at Roanoke College and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion.
Release date Australia
January 1st, 1999
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Oxford University Press Inc
Pages
258
Dimensions
164x241x21
ISBN-13
9780195132748
Product ID
1809034

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