Readings in Jonathan Edwards

Eric J. Lehner

Spring 2020

Select Mondays 10:00a–12:00p

Readings in Jonathan Edwards is a seminar dedicated to the reading and analysis of the works of Jonathan Edwards in his context. As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to:
1) identify and describe key elements of the historical, social, and biographical context of Jonathan Edwards;
2) demonstrate the ability to read the works of Edwards with a comprehension of the thesis and argumentation of a given work;
3) summarize the teaching of Jonathan Edwards in select aspects of systematic theology;
4) examine relevant and scholarly secondary resources and demonstrate familiarity with contemporary studies on the theology of Jonathan Edwards;
5) demonstrate the ability to engage historical and theological debates surrounding the works of Jonathan Edwards, to analyze the relative merits of related argumentation, and to draw coherent and sustainable conclusions;
6) summarize, analyze, and present the results of research on a particular work of Edwards or a specialized aspect of Edward’s theology; and
7) apply the significance of the history and theology of Jonathan Edwards to his own personal spiritual growth and to the formation of ministry philosophy.

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Course Requirements

  • 50% - Reading 
  • 50% - Research Presentations