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Sweeney, Douglas A.

Works: 76 works in 162 publications in 2 languages and 6,144 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Sermons  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: BX7260.E3, 277.3082
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Douglas A Sweeney
The sermons of Jonathan Edwards : a reader by Jonathan Edwards( )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 2,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Way of holiness -- Pleasantness of religion -- Importance and advantage of a thorough knowledge of divine truth -- Sinners in the hands of an angry God -- God glorified in the work of redemption -- Reality of conversion -- To the Mohawks at the treaty, August 16, 1751 -- He that believeth shall be saved -- Divine and supernatural light -- I know my redeemer lives -- Excellency of Christ -- Much in deeds of charity -- Farewell sermon -- Heaven is a world of love
The American evangelical story : a history of the movement by Douglas A Sweeney( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Evangelical Story surveys the role American evangelicalism has had in the shaping of global evangelical history
Nathaniel Taylor, New Haven theology, and the legacy of Jonathan Edwards by Douglas A Sweeney( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nathaniel William Taylor (1786-1858) was arguably the most influential American theologian of his generation. Despite his tremendous national influence, however, his views were chronically misunderstood. He and his associates always declared themselves to be Edwardsian Calvinists - working in the train of "America's Augustine," Jonathan Edwards - but very few people, then or since, have believed them." "In this revisionist study, Douglas A. Sweeney examines why Taylor and his associates counted themselves Edwardsians. He explores what it meant to be an Edwardsian minister and intellectual in the nineteenth century, how the Edwardsian tradition evolved after the death of Edwards himself, how Taylor promoted and eventually fragmented this tradition, and the significance of these developments for the future of evangelical America. Taylor's theology has been misconstrued by the vast majority of scholars, argues Sweeney. He has been interpreted variously as a Connecticut liberal, a Jacksonian Arminian, or a moderate Old Calvinist. Nearly all, however, have depicted him as a powerful symbol of the decline of Edwardsian Calvinism and the triumph of democratic liberalism in early national American religion. Sweeney instead sees Taylor as a symbol of the vitality of Edwardsian Calvinism throughout the first half of the nineteenth century, a vitality that calls into question some widely held assumptions about this era. Charting Taylor's contribution to the modification, diversification, and ultimate dissolution of the Edwardsian tradition. Sweeney demonstrates his role in the translation of Edwardsian ideals to the ever-expanding evangelical world that would succeed him."--Jacket
Jonathan Edwards and the ministry of the Word : a model of faith and thought by Douglas A Sweeney( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Korean and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this biography of the great preacher and teacher, historian Douglas Sweeney locates for us the core and key to Edwards' enduring impact. Sweeney finds that Edwards' profound and meticulous study of the Bible securely anchored his powerful preaching, his lively theological passions and his discerning pastoral work.--From publisher description
The miscellanies : entry nos. 1153-1320 by Jonathan Edwards( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout his ministerial career, Jonathan Edwards filled a series of private notebooks on a wide variety of theological topics, numbering his entries - nearly 1,400 of them - in sequence. With the publication of this, the fourth and final volume of miscellanies, readers have access for the first time to the most comprehensive printed edition of Edwards' "Miscellanies," the most controversial and commonly cited of his sets of private notebooks and his most sustained, serious effort to rough out his theological reflections. Edwards began the nine-book series in 1722, while still in his late teens, and added to it throughout his last thirty-five prolific years." "The entries in this volume cover the years from 1751 to 1758, a period during which Edwards faced a variety of difficult challenges. In these entries Edwards grapples with modern naturalism, critiques "generous doctrines," and attempts to bolster Reformed thought in the face of the Enlightenment."--BOOK JACKET
After Jonathan Edwards : the courses of the New England theology by Oliver Crisp( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is widely regarded as one of the major thinkers in the Christian tradition and an important and influential figure in American theology. After Jonathan Edwards is a collection of specially commissioned essays that track his intellectual legacies from the work of his immediate disciples that formed the New Divinity movement in colonial New England, to his impact upon European traditions and modern Asia. It is a unique interdisciplinary contribution to the reception of Edwardsian ideas, with scholars of Edwards being brought together with scholars of New England theology and early American history to produce a groundbreaking examination of the ways in which New England Theology flourished, how themes in Edwards's thought were taken up and changed by representatives of the school, and its lasting influence on the shape of American Christianity."--Publisher's description
Jonathan Edwards at home and abroad : historical memories, cultural movements, global horizons by David William Kling( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this major contribution to the study of one of America's best-known and most-imposing religious figures, fifteen scholars offer a sustained analysis of Jonathan Edwards's historical legacy throughout the world. The first collection of essays to focus primarily on Edwards's lasting influence, Jonathan Edwards at Home and Abroad is also the only volume to date to focus on the enduring effects of his writings worldwide. This collection moves the discussion beyond the borders of the United States and considers Edwards's impact on the larger world."--BOOK JACKET
Edwards the exegete : biblical interpretation and Anglo-Protestant culture on the edge of the enlightenment by Douglas A Sweeney( )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars have long recognized that Jonathan Edwards loved the Bible, but preoccupation with his roles in Western "public" life and letters has eclipsed the significance of his biblical exegesis. In Edwards the Exegete, Douglas A. Sweeney fills this lacuna, exploring Edwards' exegesis and its significance for Christian thought and intellectual history. As Sweeney shows, throughout Edwards' life the lion's share of his time was spent wrestling with words of holy writ. After reconstructing Edwards' lost exegetical world and describing place within it, Sweeney summarizes his four main approaches to the Bible - canonical, Christological, redemptive-historical and pedagogical - and analyzes his work on selected biblical themes that illustrate these four approaches, focusing on material emblematic of Edwards' larger interests as a scholar. Sweeney compares Edwards' work to that of his most frequent interlocutors and places it in the context of the history of exegesis, challenging commonly held notions about the state of Christianity in the age of the Enlightenment. Edwards the Exegate offers a novel guide to the theologian's exegetical work, clearing a path that other specialists are sure to follow. Sweeney's significant reassessment of Edwards' place in the Enlightenment makes a major contribution to Edwards studies, eighteenth-century studies, the history of exegesis, the theological interpretation of Scripture, and homiletics. -- from dust jacket
The New England theology : from Jonathan Edwards to Edwards Amasa Park by Douglas A Sweeney( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many recognize the importance of Jonathan Edwards, yet the writings of those who followed in his theological footsteps are less widely known. This collection draws together their key works, making them accessible to a broader audience and providing readers with easy access to an important part of the Calvinist tradition in America. In addition to plentiful selections from Edwards, the volume includes eighteenth- and nineteenth-century works from writers such as Samuel Hopkins, Nathanael Emmons, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Timothy Dwight, Nathaniel W. Taylor, and Charles G. Finney. Their writings have broadly influenced evangelical theology in America, and this collection will be of great value for those interested in the study of Jonathan Edwards and the New England Theology tradition
Jonathan Edwards and scripture : biblical exegesis in British North America( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For too long, scholars have published new research on Edwards without paying due attention to the work he took most seriously: biblical exegesis. Edwards is recognized as an innovative theologian who wielded tremendous influence on revivalism, evangelicalism, and New England theology. What is often missed is how much time he devoted to studying and understanding the Bible. He kept voluminous notebooks on Scripture and died with unrealized plans for major treatises on the Bible. More and more experts now recognize the importance of this aspect of his life; this book brings together the insights of leading Edwards scholars on this topic. The essays in Jonathan Edwards and Scripture set Edwards' engagement with Scripture in the context of seventeenth-century Protestant exegesis and eighteenth-century colonial interpretation. They provide case studies of Edwards' exegesis in varying genres of the Bible and probe his use of Scripture to develop theology. The authors also set his biblical interpretation in perspective by comparing it with that of other exegetes. This book advances our understanding of the nature and significance of Edwards' work with Scripture and opens new lines of inquiry for students of early modern Western history. --
Jonathan Edwards and justification by Josh Moody( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five renowned Edwards scholars make a credible case for Jonathan Edwards's doctrine of justification to be solidly Reformational, while also addressing some of the contemporary discussions on justification
Holding on to the faith : confessional traditions in American Christianity( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction Confessional traditions in America Charles Hambrick-Stowe -- "Passing through many a hard school and test": confessions, piety, liberty and the Lutheran experience in the United States Susan Wilds McArver -- Contesting the faith: the internal struggle of American Lutheranism Mary Todd -- Presbyterian confessional identity and its dilemmas James H. Moorhead -- Eternally true, variably useful: how confessions worked in some American Reformed churches James D. Bratt -- After establishment, what? The paradox of the history of the Episcopal Church in America Robert Bruce Mullin -- Who's got the Spirit in the Episcopal Church? A case study of the "Connecticut Six" Kathryn Greene-McCreight -- Mennonites and democracy: shaped by war and rumors of war James C. Juhnke -- Rome in America: transnational allegiances and adjustments Peter R. D'Agostino -- Tammany Catholicism: the semi-established church in the immigrant city Christopher Shannon -- Eastern Orthodox Christian Church in North America: continuity and change in the twenty-first century Frances Kostarelos -- Conclusion Holding on to the faith? The complexity of American confessionalism Douglas A. Sweeney
Jonathan Edwards on heaven & hell : the essential Edwards collection by Owen Strachan( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The church in Jonathan Edwards' day faced a temptation--losing its grasp on heaven and hell. To this church Edwards preached the likes of his most well-known sermon, Sinners in the hands of an angry God. Edwards was not a killjoy--then why? He loved his people deeply and wanted them to avoid wrath and taste eternal life. This book presents Edwards' material on the reality of the afterlife, the terror of hell, the glories of heaven, and the shape life must take in light of these truths
Jonathan Edwards on beauty by Owen Strachan( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his devotional pursuit, Edwards found rich and perpetual food for his soul. This book captures his writings on the beauty of God, creation, Christ, the church and the trinitarian afterlife. In doing so, Strachan and Sweeney draw out a Christian framework for understanding and experiencing the beauty God has planted in His world
Jonathan Edwards on the good life by Owen Strachan( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jonathan Edwardson the good life explores the dimensions of life as God desires. Using Edwards as a guide, Strachan and Sweeney sengage such topics as God's original design for mankind, the effects of sin, the transformation of conversion, the blessings of the Christian life, and the way God's commandments lead us to savor and experience the love of God. God wants to give not a trickle of blessing with tons of rules, but a flood of happiness that pours into our hearts and minds. God, in sum, has made us to be happy above all. May we give Him the opportunity to do so."--Publisher
Catherine Robertson McCartney's Reformed Presbyterian identity : dissenting presbyterianism's stuggle for identity in the midst of transatlantic Victorian evangelicalism by Bryan A Schneider( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This thesis uses the diaries of Catherine Robertson McCartney (1838-1922) to define the distinctive characteristics of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Scotland and America between 1856 and 1881. It gives a window into the history of the denomination during the mid-nineteenth century, using cultural, ethnographic, institutional, and gender analyses. The thesis explores the logocentric heritage of the tradition and shows how the denomination as a whole, and Catherine particularly, continued to define their identity in the Victorian and Evangelical milieu of the period. Reformed Presbyterian institutional identity had begun to shift away from political dissent due partly to a continued interaction with the broader Evangelical tradition of the time. As a result, the historic logocentric forms of worship, developed largely during the Scottish Reformation, became key to Reformed Presbyterian identity. This logocentricsm and shared commitment with other Evangelicals to revivals, Scripture, evangelism, atonement, and conversion provided Catherine access into the broader religious culture of her time. Yet, the separateness that the dissenters had historically practiced, displayed in the testimonies, meant Catherine and other Reformed Presbyterians were indeed within the category of Evangelicalism, but could never be wholly a part of, nor formally identify as Evangelicals."--Provided by author
On a collision course or two ships passing through the night? : a study of the underlying differences in the dispute between John Piper and N.T. Wright on the doctrine of justification by Jason D Gillette( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the inception of the Reformation, Protestants have championed the doctrine of justification as the foundational core of their creed. In fact, it has often been said, then and now, that the doctrine of justification is articulus stantis et cadentis ecclesiae--the article upon which the church stands or falls. Yet, at the start of the twenty-first century there is strong dissent over this core doctrine. In recent years, this topic has attracted vast attention and stirred immense conflict within evangelical circles. Scholars are increasingly at odds as to how to define the doctrine, while questions abound concerning the role it plays in the soteriological, eschatological, and ecclesiological framework of the evangelical faith. At the center of the dispute are two opposing and well-respected evangelical leaders, John Piper and N.T. Wright. The purpose of my project is to capture this contemporary debate on justification between John Piper and N.T. Wright--to aid in understanding the details of their debate in better measure. The primary question I will address is, Are John Piper and N.T. Wright on a collision course, or are they two ships passing in the dark of night? A secondary question will guide us towards an answer, ⁰́How do two Protestant, evangelical, sola scriptura theologians arrive at such different places in relation to this essential doctrine?⁰́₊ I will first address how the doctrine of justification has been understood throughout the history of the church, starting with the apostolic fathers, then tracing the doctrine through the medieval church and culminating in the Reformation, as well as the Counter Reformation at the Council of Trent. Thus, this journey will highlight the soteriological views of the patristics, Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas, Ockham and the nominalists, Luther, Melanchthon, and Calvin. Putting the Piper and Wright debate into historical context is imperative to understanding their dispute. We will also look briefly at what has been termed the new perspective on Paul, a label which has been ascribed to Wright. Finally, we will look at the intricacies of John Piper's and N.T. Wright's doctrines of justification before answering the central question
Jonathan Edwards on true Christianity by Owen Strachan( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though sometimes presented as a condemning, hardboiled parson, Edwards' writings show that he was devoted to the cultivation of true and saving faith in spiritually fickle people. This book lays out the spiritual context of his day and the actions he took in an effort to compel his church members to leave lukewarm Christianity behind
Jonathan Edwards, lover of God by Owen Strachan( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of The Essential Edwards Collection tells the story of Jonathan's life and the important events that shaped his faith and views on God and salvation. It is a biographical and contextual look at the man credited for starting the First Great Awakening that is accessable and readable for everyone. You do not need to be a scholar to enjoy and benefit from the story about, and rich lessons of, Edwards's life
The distinctives of John Wimber's theology and practice within the American Pentecostal-Charismatic movement by Joseph T Zichterman( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The primary focus of this dissertation is to address the following research question: how did John Wimber perceive his theology and practice to be distinct from twentieth-century American Pentecostal-Charismatic theology and practice? In order to deal with this question, the writer of this dissertation follows these procedures. First, he makes a general review of the literature regarding the history and theology of the twentieth century Pentecostal-Charismatic movement in America up until 1980. As a result of this review, the writer of this dissertation identifies numerous distinctives of the American Pentecostal-Charismatic movement. Second, he conducts an exhaustive review of John Wimber's published American works to determine how he articulated his beliefs in respect to the Pentecostal-Charismatic distinctives of theology and practice. Third, the writer conducts a significant review of the critiques of John Wimber's theology and practice to determine how Wimber's critics understood his articulation of the American Pentecostal-Charismatic distinctives and to determine how Wimber responded to his critics in adjusting or clarifying his views. Finally, the writer offers his assessment of whether Wimber's innovations to the American Pentecostal-Charismatic distinctives should merit the designation of a Third Wave to Wimber's theology and practice. The writer of this dissertation uncovers two primary distinctives of the American Pentecostal-Charismatic movement. The first is the belief in a post-salvation baptism of the Holy-Spirit, whereby the believer is infused with power for sanctification and service. The second is the belief that the miraculous spiritual gifts manifested in the New Testament continue to be practiced by believers throughout church history up until today. - Abstract
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The American evangelical story : a history of the movement
The American evangelical story : a history of the movementNathaniel Taylor, New Haven theology, and the legacy of Jonathan EdwardsJonathan Edwards and the ministry of the Word : a model of faith and thoughtThe miscellanies : entry nos. 1153-1320Jonathan Edwards at home and abroad : historical memories, cultural movements, global horizonsThe New England theology : from Jonathan Edwards to Edwards Amasa ParkHolding on to the faith : confessional traditions in American ChristianityJonathan Edwards on heaven & hell : the essential Edwards collection
Alternative Names
Sweeney, Douglas A.

Sweeney, Douglas Allen 1965-

스위니, 더글러스 1965-

스위니, 더글러스 A. 1965-

스위니, 더글러스 알렌 1965-

스위니, 더글러스 앨런 1965-

스위니, 더글러스 에일런 1965-

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