Jonathan Edwards Confronts the Gods

Jonathan Edwards Confronts the Gods

Christian Theology, Enlightenment Religion, and Non-Christian Faiths

eBook - 2000
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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.
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000
ISBN: 9780195351002
0195351002
9781280530722
1280530723
9781429404853
142940485X
0195132742
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 245 pages)

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