Jonathan Edwards on Worship: Public and Private Devotion to by Ted Rivera,Kenneth P. Minkema

By Ted Rivera,Kenneth P. Minkema

the good American pastor-theologian Jonathan Edwards is still undeniably proper this day, greater than 250 years after his dying, as attested via the endless flurry of articles, books, and dissertations treating him. regardless of this, nearly not anything has been written referring to Edwards's perspectives on worship, an issue significant to the Christian religion, and positively to Edwards himself. This quantity explores Edwards's standpoint on either private and non-private dimensions of worship, elements of which upward push from well-understood Puritan different types, and proposes the perform of self-examination as a bridge among private and non-private devotion.

As Ken Minkema, of the Jonathan Edwards middle at Yale, writes within the foreword, "Ted Rivera's learn is the 1st that systematically makes an attempt to teach us Edwards's perspectives of worship, and so represents an enormous source for students and non secular practitioners alike who're attracted to liturgy, 'the perform of piety,' and religious development. via an engagement with Edwards's personal words--in letters, notebooks, and sermons--we study of Edwards's personal religious existence, and of the character of non-public and company devotion."

"Worship was once a critical function of Jonathan Edwards's lifestyles, but there was little sustained examine of this subject. Ted Rivera starts to fill that hole by means of offering a worthy account of a few of an important of Edwards's perspectives and practices of worship."
--George Marsden
Francis A. McAnaney Professor of heritage
University of Notre Dame

"The time is ripe for a booklet on Jonathan Edwards on worship, specially any such publication as Ted Rivera presents. Many more youthful Christians, bored with smooth or even postmodern novelties, are more and more in retrospect for roots in Christian existence, perform, and worship. Edwards used to be one of many ultimate exemplars of Puritan worship . . . . [A]n whole bankruptcy on self-examination, a convention on the middle of Edwards's preaching and private devotional lifestyles . . . is cause adequate for these drawn to a deep Christian lifestyles to learn, buy, and 'go and do likewise.'"
--John S. Hammett
Professor of Theology and affiliate Dean
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Early the United States used to be turbulent yet filled with event and pleasure. The highbrow and religious engagement of Jonathan Edwards in the middle of that tradition couldn't probably have had around the globe implications with out the outstanding take hold of Edwards had of what it intended to stroll with God in own and company worship. Ted Rivera has captured during this quantity the pathos of that stroll with God. this can be a distinct volume."
--Paige Patterson
President
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Ted Rivera is Assistant Professor of faith at Liberty collage in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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