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The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 7 by Jonathan Edwards
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Feb 19, 2009

it was amazing

Yale had done a marvelous job of rounding out the story of Brainerd. They place side-by-side the "diary" of Brainerd which was edited by Jonathan Edwards and the unredacted version. Turns out Brainerd was a severely depressed young man. His devotion to the work despite his crippling mental illness was admirable.

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Crazycalvinist O'flaherty I think before we say Brainerd had mental illness, its important to remember that as a young man, while at Yale he contracted TB. I have chronic illness, and while I have never been prone to depression in my life, the physical extremity I am in, takes a huge toll on ones spiritual well being and emotions.

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