Is Jonathan Edwards Your Homeboy?

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  1. humblethinker

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    Roger Olson talks about Jonathan Edwards today Why is Jonathan Edwards considered so great?

    In addition to some of the interesting things Edwards believed, a commentor had this to say:

    Other odd features of Edwards’s metaphysics are:
    1. There are no material objects (he was an idealist)
    2. There is no secondary causation within creation (he was an occasionalist)
    3. There are no enduring substances (he was a perdurantist; for every slice of time, the world was instantiated ex nihilio)
    4. There is nothing that God is not in (he was a panentheist).
    If evangelical Edwards fans were to know more about his metaphysics, they would be less inclined to call him their “homeboy.”
     
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    I am going to have quit reading your posts, tired of having to visit dictionary.com. :)
     
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    haha... do you mean for 'homeboy' or 'commentor' :-s
     
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    There are many things I like about Jonathan Edwards.
     
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    Me too. Olson credited him quite a bit.
     
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    "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" is still by far one of my favorite classic sermons.
     
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    I am currently reading The Sermons of Jonathon Edwards and have yet to find anything theologically off. Although I do wish the editor would have translated them into modern English.:tongue3:
     
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    Mine too. More of us preachers need to bring that passion and that reality from the pulpit. Too many people think they just make mistakes but are basically good as opposed to understanding they are sinners and owe everything to a God who is righteous and just.
     
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    In the absence of proof the unknown commentator can't be taken seriously.

    Jonathan Edwards was a uniquely American puritan. Arguably he was one of the last puritans of note. He wasn't a great orator. He manuscripted his sermons and read them word for word from the pulpit. It was the content of his sermons that cause him to be discussed hundreds of years after his death.

    Edwards is one of the reasons I take sermon content seriously.
     
  10. A Faithful Sidekick

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    Count me as a "fan" of Jonathan Edwards as well. The Puritans produced some of the most wonderful Christian literature since the Reformation. Great, great stuff indeed.
     
  11. Yeshua1

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    Nope, mine are Jesus , and to lesser extent, Paul!
     

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