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Jonathan Edwards, religious tradition & American culture

This study of the writings of Jonathan Edwards focuses on the publishing history and appropriation of his works by succeeding generations. The author explores the construction and manipulation of Edwards' legacy and demonstrates its central place in American cultural and religious history.
Print Book, English, ©1995
University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, ©1995
Church history
xiv, 267 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
9780807822241, 9780807845356, 0807822248, 0807845353
Introduction. Edwards, Culture, and Tradition
Inventing the Great Awakening: Edwardsian revivalistic tradition from the new divinity to New Measures
The Second Great Awakening and the cultural revival of Edwards
David Brainerd and disinterseted benevolence in Antebellum evangelical culture
Mary Lyon, Mount Holyoke seminary, and female piety, 1830-1850
The creation and collapse of the New England Theology: Edwards A. Park and Andover Seminary, 1840-1881
Colonial revival: Edwards and Puritan tradition in American culture
Epilogue. From the progressive to the neo-orthodox Edwards