A Dissertation on God's Last End in the Creation of the World. by the Late President Edwards, A.M. Revised and Corrected by the REV. C. de Coetlogon
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So for me the book is sort of like:
I'm giving is 3 stars, but I suspect the ratin ...more
If you've ever wondered how God could create a universe while in a state of absolute self-contentedness, or if you've ever wondered exactly what it *means* to glorify God -- or what good He gets out of it at all, being God -- then this book is a must-read.
The first half of the work is going over the logic by which he proposes the Supreme Being would work (obviously the Christian God, but not necessarily so, at this point it is general). The second half brings in scripture, and Edwards goes through how scripture fits into his outline painted in the first section to display God's plan for the world. He wraps it up ...more
This book follows that pattern, but it’s right. The first half is all a philosophical look at motives, and ends or goals in people’s pursuits. And then he applies that thinki ...more
Jonathan Edwards was the most eminent American philosopher-theologian of his time, and a key figure in what has come to be called the First Great Awakening of the 1730s and 1740s.
The only son in a family of eleven children, he entered Yale in September, 1716 when he was not yet thirteen and graduated fou ...more