By Eric J. Lehner
Eric Lehner examines Edwards’s use of philosophical, ancient, and biblical resources in spiritual Affections and demonstrates that Edwards’s theology during this key paintings is ruled via Scripture, instead of through historic, metaphysical, or epistemological issues.
Lehner calls into query the proliferation of proposals that recommend Edwards’s theology is pushed by way of principal interpretive beliefs, socioeconomic forces, philosophical versions, or different nonbiblical issues. He uncovers the shortfalls of secular interpretations of Edwards and advances an interpretation—valuing an interpretation that endeavors to appreciate him by way of his religion, instead of except it.
“Professor Lehner has provided right here an exceptional contribution to our figuring out of Edwards, his doctrine of coverage, and his theological method.”
—DOUGLAS A. SWEENEY, Professor of Church heritage and the background of Christian suggestion, Director of the Jonathan Edwards heart, Trinity Evangelical Divinity institution
“Dr. Lehner examines non secular Affections with a prodigious eye to element and he asks greater questions on the theological procedure followed in Edwards’s exposition of Christian coverage and actual religious experience.”
—RHYS BEZZANT, Dean of Missional management, Director of the Jonathan Edwards middle, Ridley collage, Australia
Also counseled by way of:
Kevin T. Bauder, examine Professor of Systematic Theology, imperative Baptist Theological Seminary, Minneapolis
Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
Sinclair B. Ferguson, Professor of Systematic Theology, Redeemer Seminary
Kenneth M. Gardoski, Assistant Director, Ph.D. experiences, affiliate Professor of Systematic Theology, Clarks Summit collage
Sean Michael Lucas, Professor of Church background, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson
Lincoln A. Mullen, Assistant Professor, division of heritage and artwork historical past, George Mason collage
ERIC J. Lehner (M.Div., Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary; Th.M., Virginia seashore Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Baptist Bible Seminary) is the educational Dean and Professor of Theology at Virginia seashore Theological Seminary, Virginia seashore, Virginia.