Walton, Brad

About the author: Dr. Walton received his ThD in History from the University of Toronto (Wycliffe College). He has been a Lecturer on various aspects of Christianity at Tyndale College and Wycliffe College, University of Toronto.

Jonathan Edwards, Religious Affections and the Puritan Analysis of True Piety, Spiritual Sensation and Heart Religion
2002 0-7734-7236-3
This study focuses on Jonathan Edwards’s Treatise Concerning Religious Affections and shows that rather than discontinuity, Edwards’s religion of the heart reflects a conservative extension of traditional Puritan thought into the time of the Great Awakening. It opposes the main-stream scholarly views of Edwards, argue that, however unique as a fully synthesized and exhaustive work, the Religious Affections is constructed almost entirely from elements deriving from 16th and 17th century Puritanism.