Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is primarily remembered today as America’s most gifted and influential theologian, especially in his active role in the first “Great Awakening.” For over twenty years, Edwards served as pastor of the Congregational Church in Northampton, Massachusetts, followed by a ministry among Native Americans in Stockbridge. In 1757, he became president of the College of New Jersey (Princeton University).
In honor of this truly remarkable American preacher, philosopher, and theologian, we’re thrilled to bring you an excerpt from one of our most recent publications of Edwards’ sermons: Sovereignty Sermons of Jonathan Edwards.
God Glorified in Man’s Dependence
Preached on the Public Lecture in Boston, July 8, 1731.
“God is glorified in the work of redemption in this, that there appears in it so absolute and universal a dependence of the redeemed on him.” Here I propose to show, first, that there is an absolute and universal dependence…
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