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Is Jonathan Edwards Overrated?

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Many of the s0-called New Calvinists (think John Piper) make much of Jonathan Edwards, and even look to him as a pillar of the reformed faith. And yet, both in his day, and presently, Edwards has received much criticism from more consistently reformed churches and thinkers on a number of issues.

Paul Helm has written several articles in the past few months explaining some of these issues. Daryl Hart offers a short excerpt about Edwards and emotionalism here. It’s worth a read.

For something more academic, you can listen to Richard Muller give a lecture on how Edwards differs from the traditional Reformed understanding of free will.

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Written by Joshua Peterson

June 18, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Posted in Something Reformed

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