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Jonathan Edwards on Heaven and Hell (Jonathan Edwards Collection)

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This volume of The Essential Edwards Collection explains Edwards' strong sense of pastoral responsibility to warn his people of the reality and dangers of judgement and hell. But it will also show his equally vivid and compelling views of heaven and eternal life. Easily accessible and readable, you do not need to be a scholar to enjoy these insights about Jonathan Edwards ...more
ebook, 160 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Moody Publishers
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Ben Adkison
The Essential Edwards Collection is a five volume set of extremely, concise books that introduce readers to the basics of Edward 19s thought. The volumes cover a variety of subjects including: Edwards himself (a lover of God), beauty, heaven and hell, the good life, and true Christianity. On Heaven and Hell rolls in at only 147 pages including the bibliography. As I said, it 19s extremely concise.

In my opinion, this book 19s greatest strength is also probably its greatest weakness. And that stre
Aug 10, 2010 Jason rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The Essential Edwards Collection: Jonathan Edwards
On Heaven and Hell
By Owen Strachan and Doug Sweeny

This is one volume of a five-volume set. This is a good introduction to some of the writings of Jonathan Edwards. Jonathan Edwards was one of America’s greatest theologians who lived in the 1700’s. His writings are voluminous and often difficult to read. Strachan and Sweeny have done a great service to 21-century readers by taking key writings from Edwards and helping the r
Sep 13, 2011 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I so appreciate Jonathan Edwards. While his writings are not mainstream reading - in fact the only other people I know who read them are pastors and seminary students - they are highly edifying to anyone looking to grow in their understanding of solid biblical doctrine. Too many church's today say too little of both heaven and hell and much of what is said is theologically inaccurate or superficial. The writers do a good job of walking the reader through several passages of sermons and writings ...more
Lonnie Smith
Aug 22, 2014 Lonnie Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An easy way to get into Edwards without getting into Edwards. It almost felt like cheating. The authors did a great job of bringing many of Edwards thoughts on the subject into view. This saved a lot of footwork and searching for someone looking to get a comprehensive understanding of Edwards on a given subject. Highly recommended, especially this episode as its subject matter is quite relevant to much movement in the Christian World today.
Dec 23, 2010 Mark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Edwards' most famous sermon, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God has caused his writing to be in every American history textbook. But what is less commonly known about Edwards is that he knew his heaven just as much (if not more) as he knew hell. Having eternity on the mind is essential for believers today, and Strachan and Sweeney's introduction to Edwards' theology of heaven and hell is encouraging and inspiring.
Aaron Will
Apr 07, 2013 Aaron Will rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book, in large part, just because it got me thinking about eternity and the afterlife a lot more. It can be really easy to let that slip into the back of your thinking. The first chapter with a brief history of the belief in the afterlife, and the closing chapter about living with eternity in mind are worth the read alone.
Will Pareja
A wonderful primer to Edwards's thought, and a helpful corrective to all the heaven "hoopla" that infects our culture.

Good theological vision for shepherding people unto their end through preaching.
Feb 08, 2015 Nick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nicely Done

They do a good job of encapsulating Edwards thoughts and writing on heaven and hell. But, if you are looking for more depth from Edwards on these, this isn't it. This is more of an overview with helpful interpretation. I enjoyed it very much.
Good thoughts, but a little light. I would prefer straight Edwards to this type of we'll-be-an-intermediary-for-you book. It is always good, however, to be reminded of the reality of heaven and hell!
Luke Miller
This is the second book in this Edwards series. Not as interesting as the other books, but still very good. I was glad to see that his teaching on the horrors of hell (for which he is so famous) was balanced with his teaching on the glories of heaven.
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Owen Strachan (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) teaches at Boyce College and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where he also directs the Carl F. H. Henry Institute for Evangelical Engagement and serves as a Fellow with the Center for Pastor Theologians.
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