Jonathan Edwards' Understanding of the Unity of God-and-the World: vis-a-vis Boyle, Locke, Newton, Hutcheson, & Shaftesbury

This work is a comparison of the theology of Jonathan Edwards, Puritan Preacher, and his conception and view of God with the great philosophical minds of his time: Locke, Newton, Hutcheson, and Shaftesbury. It seeks to create a philosophical route into the core of Jonathan Edward's Calvinism.


"My thesis is that his Calvinism and his philosophy are united - but to understand the matter of their union involves doing what Edwards did, namely, dealing with his philosophy in detail in order to see how it ineluctably drives us to his doctrine of the glory of God. Such a method is harmonious with his own approach, for it acknowledges that same twofold focus which is implicit in the glory of God itself."
From Chapter 1

Table of Contents

Author's Preface

I. The Glory of God

II. The New Logic

III. Gravity

IV. Excellency

V. Knowledge

VI. The Trinity

VII. The Divine Creativity

VIII. The Place of Edwards

IX. Bibliography