Famous Christian ''hero'' called Edwards?

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  1. Born_in_Crewe

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    Reading a book today, the writer was talking about heroes of faith and mentioned ''Edwards''. Can anyone think who this might be? I don't think it's the athlete Jonathan Edwards, who is no longer Christian anyway (but still was at the time the book was written).
     
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    It is probably talking about the preacher Jonathan Edwards who is commonly seen as the initial driving force behind the First Great Awakening, a protestant revival period in England and North American in the 1700s.
     
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    I'm thinking the author of "sinners in the hand of an angry god" sermon.
     
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    Yep, same guy. BTW, I'm not sure the contemporary Jonathan Edwards is 'no longer a Christian'; he might no longer be a fully-fledged evangelical, but that's not the same thing
     
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    I have the complete works of Jonathan Edwards. Very difficult stuff! He was one of those theological Einsteins, but fortunately honest, devout, and Scripture-bound. He was a big Calvinist - meaning, believer in free grace and election. I liked his writings. I could not agree with him on - if I understood him correctly - 'gifts' and experiences in the Spirit (It's long since I read him), and found his views at odds with his Calvinism.

    I wrote an animadversion to his sermons on 1Corinthians 16:1-2, Part 3 of Book 3, "The Lord's Day in the Covenant of Grace. http://www.biblestudents.co.za. (This website is in the process, DV, to be updated. But you can still down-load for free, any of the books or articles.

    By the buy, was or is the long-jumper not British? (Only asking.) And does he still hold the world record?
     
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    Sorry, not part 3 of book 3, but the last part of book 4/1, 'Paul'.
     
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    The athlete is indeed British but I thought he was a triple-jumper?
     
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    Of course, you're right. I watched on TV a few Olypics ago.

    What happened with him 'religion-wise'?
     
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    Could it be Ed Edwards?
     
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    Here is the Wikipedia entry for THE Johathan Edwards the 18th Century (1701-1800) Theologian/Revivalist

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Edwards_(theologian)

    As all named 'Edwards" I'm probably related with them.

    Some sources will say 'Edwards' means 'faithful steward'. Recall that the queen's consort is called 'Prince Edward'. This actually comes from some England/Wales agreement that 'King Edward of Wales' would remembered when Wales became part of the United Kingdom. (In a like manner King James VI of Scotland actually became King James I of the United Kingdom [and commissioned the translation of the Bible named 'King James Version']). Anyway, back to 'Edward'. The Vassals of the early 'Edward' were called "Edward's" (that is, belonging to Edward, possessive). 'Faithful Steward' is nice for selling gifts for Dad, but just really not all that great. 'Edwards' came from slaves of the King of Wales (Later Prince of Wales, the Consort of the Queen of England). Since then, there have been lots of people with the family name of Edward's. In fact, in 1910 and 1920 the 8th most popular first name for boys in the USofA was 'Edward'. In the early 1600s there were some folks named Edwards who were assigned land in what is now North Carolina - they held slaves until 1865. Their slaves frequently called themselves 'Edwards'. In the 1980s and early 1990s, I traveled frequently throughout the USofA on business trips. I checked every area for 'Edward Edwards'. The most in any phone book was 6 in the District of Colombia (AKA: D.C.)
     
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    Ja. We pray for him.

    I did not like that smartness, he won gold but lost God, as though God lost him. Jesus said no one shall remove from his hand whosoever He saved and keeps safe. God's ways can be strange; faith is indestructible. One may think the tree uprooted, but Job tells us it doesn't mean it's dead!
     
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    Er...no. Last time I checked, Phil the Greek was still called Philip.
    Not quite. Edward 'Longshanks' I of England extinguished the last vertiges of Welsh independence in 1283. His son Edward (II) became 'Prince of Wales' in 1301 and ever since the heir apparent to the English throne , if he be male, has been so-styled; at no stage has any king of England been styled 'King of Wales', since Wales has never been a kingdom but a principality, so your comparison with James VI/I is not quite correct.
    King James I of England, initially, and then gradually began to style himself as King of Great Britain; no mention of the UK until 1801
     
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    I quite enjoyed this.

    Maybe it is WIKIpedia which I have heard, is not the most precise of encyclopedia.
     
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    Matt Black: // ... heir apparent to the English throne ... //

    That was the term I was looking for 'heir apparent'. I'll try to remember it. Thank you.

    -Ed Edwards (the only throne I'll ever sit on is the one rumored to have been invented by one each 'John Commode').
     
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    Over here, my one's made by Thomas Crapper
     

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